On the day that Evita Argentina won the Grade 2 A Gleam at Hollywood Park, it was reported in the on-line editions of Daily Racing Form, The Blood-Horse, and Thoroughbred Times that her sire, Argentine-bred Candy Ride, would be moved from John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale to Will Farish’s Lane’s End for the 2010 season. This is a major blow to Sikura, who made the stallion into one of the leading second-crop sires of 2009. Sikura, by the way, also is responsible for Medaglia d’Oro’s first crop, which includes Rachel Alexandra. That stallion entered stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale with Candy Ride in 2006, and was moved the following year to owner Audrey and Richard Haisfield’s Stonewall. The Haisfields sold their majority interest in Medaglia d’Oro to Sheikh Mohammed this year after Rachel Alexandra established herself as one of the best 3-year-olds of the year.
Click here to read about it in Bloodhorse.com.
Click here to read about it in Thoroughbred Times.
Click here to read about it in DRF.com.
Click here to read a Jan. 31 post on Candy Ride.