02/24/2011 11:38AM

Wygod, Lane's End buy into Twirling Candy


LEXINGTON, Ky. – California owner and breeder Marty Wygod and the Kentucky breeding farm Lane’s End have purchased an undisclosed interest in top older horse Twirling Candy, winner of the Strub Stakes on Feb. 5.

There was no indication that the 4-year-old Candy Ride colt, a homebred that races for Jenny Craig’s Craig Family Trust, would retire.

“We look forward to his continued success on the race track and his next career as an exciting new addition to the Lane’s End stallion roster,” Lane’s End owner Will Farish said in a release announcing the purchase.

Trained by John Sadler, Twirling Candy has won six of seven starts so far, headed by his nose score over Smiling Tiger in the 2010 Malibu Stakes, in which he broke Spectacular Bid’s seven-furlong track record and set a new mark of 1:19.70. He also won last year’s Del Mar Derby and Oceanside Stakes. He has earned $579,900 thus far.

Twirling Candy is out of the Chester House mare House of Danzing.