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Jul 01, 2011

WinStar sells interest in Sidney's Candy



Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Ownership of former Santa Anita Derby winner Sidney's Candy continues to evolve as WinStar Farm has sold a major interest in the colt to an Argentine farm.

Rubio B Stable has picked up a large ownership stake in Sidney's Candy and will bring him to Argentina beginning next year for the 2012 Southern Hemisphere breeding season. Plans are to retire the colt after 2011.

"Rubio B has acquired a significant interest in Sidney's Candy, and he will shuttle to Haras La Pasion in Argentina after his initial season at WinStar," said Elliott Walden, WinStar president/CEO and racing manager. "We've been impressed with Haras La Pasion for a long time and like what they bring to the table. They're a leader in Argentina and have a great program. So we're thrilled to be working with one of the best that South America has to offer, and it's especially important that we happen to share the same passion for Sidney's Candy and his great potential."

On June 7 it was announced that WinStar Farm had purchased an interest in Sidney's Candy from the Craig Family Trust. He was transferred from trainer John Sadler to Todd Pletcher.

Sidney's Candy has won six of 13 starts for $953,560.

As a three-year-old in 2010 he won the San Vicente and San Felipe Stakes before capturing the Santa Anita Derby. In the 136th Kentucky Derby he was the 5-1 second choice in the morning-line and started from post 20. However, he finished 17th after helping set the pace.

Later in his 2010 season Sidney's Candy won the La Jolla Handicap on the turf and Sir Beaufort Stakes. The colt finished sixth in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile to champion Goldikova.

This year he was second in both the American and Mervyn LeRoy Handicaps.

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