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Prep Race History

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Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
Apr 3 2010 Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita Park I 1 1/8 Mile 1 N/A
Mar 13 2010 San Felipe Santa Anita Park 1 1/16 Mile 1 N/A
Feb 15 2010 San Vicente Santa Anita Park II Seven Furlongs 1 N/A

Connections

John Sadler

Trainer

John Sadler’s first starter in the Kentucky Derby was in 1993 with Corby. In 2010, he had two starters in the Run for the Roses in Line of David and Sidney’s Candy who both finished off the board. John has won training titles at Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Del Mar, and Oak Tree at Santa Anita. He rode show horses growing up, but began his career at the racetrack in high school. John was an assistant for David Hofmans and Eddie Gregson before taking out his trainer’s license in 1979.

Joe Talamo

Jockey

In 2006, Talamo won his first race at Louisiana Downs, and later became the first apprentice to win the Fair Grounds riding title during the 2006-2007 racing meet. Talamo was the winner of the 2007 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey and won his first Breeders' Cup race in 2009 aboard California Flag in the Turf Sprint. Talamo was aboard Sidney’s Candy in the 2010 Kentucky Derby and finished seventeenth. The young jockey recently reached the milestone of 1,000 career victories which is quite an accomplishment for a rider that is only 22 years old. He was featured in the Animal Planet reality show “Jockeys” and made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brian. Joe Talamo was born on January 12, 1990 and resides in Playa del Rey, California.

Craig Family Trust

Owner

Jenny Craig is now the primary owner after the passing of her husband Sid on July 21, 2008. Jenny and Sid founded Jenny Craig, Inc. the weight loss corporation. Sid became interested in horses attending the races at Del Mar while serving in the Navy. The Craigs spent 20 years breeding, owning, and racing horses together. Won the 2003 Pacific Classic with Candy Ride. The Craigs silks have made an appearance in the Kentucky Derby three times. In the 2009 edition Chocolate Candy finished fifth. Operate Rancho Paseana, a top training facility and lay-up farm near Del Mar. Besides their love for horse racing, the Craigs have been well known for their charity work. They have supported Easter Seals, United Way/CHAD, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Top runners for the Craigs have included: Paseana, Alpride, Different, Exchange, and Brave Act.

Craig Family Trust

Breeder

Jenny Craig is now the primary owner after the passing of her husband Sid on July 21, 2008. Jenny and Sid founded Jenny Craig, Inc. the weight loss corporation. Sid became interested in horses attending the races at Del Mar while serving in the Navy. The Craigs spent 20 years breeding, owning, and racing horses together. Won the 2003 Pacific Classic with Candy Ride. The Craigs silks have made an appearance in the Kentucky Derby three times. In the 2009 edition Chocolate Candy finished fifth. Operate Rancho Paseana, a top training facility and lay-up farm near Del Mar. Besides their love for horse racing, the Craigs have been well known for their charity work. They have supported Easter Seals, United Way/CHAD, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Top runners for the Craigs have included: Paseana, Alpride, Different, Exchange, and Brave Act.

Pedigree

  • By the undefeated Candy Ride (Arg), a champion miler in Argentina 
  • In his only start at 1 1/4 miles, Candy Ride blazed to a track record-setting victory in the Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar • Has sired three Grade 1 winners from his first crop -- Misremembered, winner of the March 6 Santa Anita H. (G1) at 1 1/4 miles, as well as the top-class sprinters Capt. Candyman Can and Evita Argentina
  • Another prominent runner is Grade 3 victor Chocolate Candy, who was runner-up in last year’s Santa Anita Derby (G1) and fifth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) 
  • Sidney’s Candy is out of Fair Exchange, a daughter of supersire Storm Cat
  • A Grade 1 winner who just missed in the 1985 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), Storm Cat is chiefly associated with high-class speed, but is capable of siring horses with significant stamina from the right mares
  • Examples include European champion Giant’s Causeway; Preakness S. (G1) and Belmont S. (G1) winner Tabasco Cat; Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) hero Cat Thief, third in the 1999 Derby; and Haskell Invitational (G1) romper Bluegrass Cat, runner-up in the 2006 Derby, Belmont S. (G1) and Travers S. (G1)
  • Storm Cat’s daughters have produced speedy types like champion sprinter Speightstown; the outstanding juveniles Folklore, Sky Mesa and Jump Start; and such accomplished routers as Nobiz Like Shobiz, Buddha, Sunday Break (Jpn) and Magnificent Song
  • Fair Exchange’s dam, multiple Grade 1 queen Exchange, earned more than $1.2 million
  • Exchange scored major victories on both dirt and turf, including the 1 1/4-mile Santa Barbara H. (G1) and the 1 1/2-mile Orchid H. (G2)
  • Further back in the female line, this is the family of Canadian champions Steady Growth and Kingsbridge, both proven at longer distances 
  • Although Candy Ride may be emerging as a high-class speed influence, Sidney’s Candy is eligible to inherit enough added stamina from his granddam Exchange to last the Derby trip, but it’s a judgment call

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