03/09/2015 8:06AM

SirePowered Results: Candy Ride

Benoit & Associates
Shared Belief wins the Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

Popular champion Shared Belief delivered as expected in the Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday, rolling by 4 1/4 lengths as the heavy favorite.

The 4-year-old gelding, an Eclipse Award winner as outstanding juvenile male two seasons ago, is fueling a solid start to the season for Lane’s End stallion Candy Ride. According to Daily Racing Form’s SirePowered Results, it was the fifth stakes victory of the season for the stallion.

Shared Belief opened his season with a 1 1/2-length victory over Horse of the Year and dual classic winner California Chrome in the Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 7 at Santa Anita, posting a 107 Beyer Speed Figure. He earned a 111 for his Santa Anita Handicap romp, his fifth career Grade 1 tally. The gelding, owned by a partnership that includes sports radio personality Jim Rome and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, has now won 10 of 11 career starts, with the only loss a troubled fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Candy Ride has also been represented this season by Chocolate Ride, who won the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Handicap on turf on Feb. 21; Dubai Sky, who took the Kitten’s Joy Stakes on Jan. 24 on the Gulfstream Park turf; and Sugar Shock, winner of the American Beauty Stakes on Jan. 24 at Oaklawn Park.

Candy Ride posted a perfect 6-for-6 record during his own racing career. After starting off as a Group 1 winner and champion miler in his native Argentina, he was purchased and relocated to the U.S., where his three victories included the Grade 1 Pacific Classic.

The Ride the Rails horse began his stud career in 2005 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky., before relocating to Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky., beginning with the 2010 breeding season. In addition to Shared Belief, Candy Ride’s leading runners include Grade 1 winners Misremembered, Sidney’s Candy, Twirling Candy, Capt. Candyman Can, El Brujo, Evita Argentina, and Home Sweet Aspen.

Get complete results for Candy Ride and other stallions using DRF’s SirePowered Results. To access the tool, click here.