07/17/2017 11:26AM

Sidney's Candy leaving Argentina to stand in Turkey

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Barbara D. Livingston
Sidney's Candy has sired more than 100 winners.

Grade 1 winner Sidney’s Candy has been sold to stand in Turkey, less than a year after being announced as a full-time resident of Argentina.

The 10-year-old son of Candy Ride will in the coming weeks leave Haras La Pasion, where he had been a regular shuttle stallion from his Northern Hemisphere base at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky. Ricardo Benedicto, owner of Haras La Pasion, purchased a significant interest in Sidney’s Candy in 2011, and plans for the horse to remain in the Southern Hemisphere were announced last October.

Sidney’s Candy has sired three crops of racing age, with 102 winners and progeny earnings in excess of $4.4 million.

His most successful U.S. runners include Grade 3 winner Converge, stakes winners Forgive and Candy Exchange, and Grade 3-placed Sheeza Milky Way. Argentine Group 2 winner Pluja tops his Southern Hemisphere runners.

Sidney’s Candy was a versatile runner, winning the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby, Grade 2 San Vicente and San Felipe stakes, and Grade 3 Sir Beaufort on the main track and the Grade 2 La Jolla and Fourstardave handicaps on turf.

Bred in Kentucky by Jenny and Sidney Craig, Sidney’s Candy is out of the placed Storm Cat mare Fair Exchange and is a full brother to Grade 3 winner Sweet Swap. Second dam Exchange is a multiple Grade 1 winner.