Grade 1 Winner, Breeders’ Cup Hopeful Ollie’s Candy To Be Offered At Keeneland November Sale

The ultra-consistent Ollie’s Candy, a Grade 1 winner on dirt who is Grade 1-placed on turf, is scheduled to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Keeneland on Nov. 7 and two days later be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the premier Book 1 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, will consign the 5-year-old daughter of leading sire Candy Ride, who has been first, second or third in 12 of 14 starts from coast to coast while defeating 24 graded winners and nine Grade 1 winners. She has earned $830,151.

“Ollie’s Candy’s Grade 1 talent combined with her pedigree and conformation make her a tremendous prospect to offer this November,” said Mark Taylor, Taylor Made’s vice president of marketing and public sales operations. “I also love the fact that she is an open book to breed to many of the top stallions from around the globe.”

Ollie’s Candy, an alumnus of Keeneland’s 2016 September Yearling Sale, is out of Afternoon Stroll, a daughter of Stroll who won Keeneland’s Grade 3 Appalachian and is the dam of three winners from three foals.

Based in Southern California, Ollie’s Candy has competed at the highest level of her division while traveling across the U.S. She won the 2019 G1 Clement L. Hirsch at Del Mar and was second in the race this year. Her 2020 campaign also includes a second in the G1 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn and third-place finishes in the G1 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita and G1 Ogden Phipps at Belmont.

The mare is pointed to the Oct. 4 G1 Juddmonte Spinster at Keeneland during the prestigious Fall Stars Weekend on the opening three days of the Fall Meet. The stakes is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

Ollie’s Candy has been an outstanding performer since she began her career at three and won her first three races, including the G2 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. On turf at Del Mar, she was second in both the G1 Del Mar Oaks Presented by The Jockey Club and G2 San Clemente.

Last year, Ollie’s Candy won the Clement L. Hirsch after finishing second in the G3 Wilshire on turf at Santa Anita. She also was third in the G2 Zenyatta and fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita.

“Ollie’s Candy exemplifies the finest in Thoroughbred racing and has a global appeal that makes her an invaluable addition to any broodmare band,” Keeneland President-Elect and Interim Head of Sales Shannon Arvin said. “Keeneland is pleased to offer a broodmare prospect of her class, talent and promise.”

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