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Twirling Candy wins the Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. December 26, 2010.

Twirling Candy has been retired to Lane's End after picking up an injury

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Twirling Candy retires to Lane's End after injury

TWIRLING Candy (Candy Ride) has suffered a minor injury
and will not run in the Breeders' Cup Mile. He has been retired to stand alongside his sire at owner Will Farish's Lane's End Farm in Kentucky.

"It's a slight injury," trainer John Sadler told Daily Racing Form, describing it as a strain. "It's not a big thing. He'll go off to Lane's End for his new career. The timing is such that we could bring him back, but he'd need 60 to 90 days off."

Bred by part-owners the Sid and Jenny Craig Trust and from the second crop of their Grade 1-winning stallion Candy Ride, Twirling Candy was a first time out winner at Hollywood in the November of his two-year-old year.

He didn't run until May as a three-year-old and after a first-time out victory, Twirling Candy went on to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Derby. He lost his unbeaten record when fourth in October's Grade 1 Goodwood Stakes.

The colt  got back to winning ways when dropped back to 7f for the  Grade 1 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita, a race he won in a track record time.

As a four-year-old, he won the Grade 2 Strub Stakes and Grade 2 Californian Stakes and concluded his career with a head second to Acclamation (Unusual Heat) in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar.

Marty Wygod and Will Farish bought into the colt, who is from the extended family of Triple Crown winner Affirmed,  in February.

 

 

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