Smoke Glacken - Visual Candy, by Woodman | 2009 Gelding -
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SMOKIN CANDY's Info:
Modified On: 11/6/2014
Smokin Candy, bred in New York by William Butler, ran all his races in his home state. He was a top New York three year old with 5 wins and a third place finish in the 2012 New York Derby for owners Richard J. Nicolai and Luch Racing Stables, Inc., trained by Jeremiah Englehart. As a four year old he was less successful but continued to earn, as attested by the frequency with which he was claimed. By 2014 Smokin Candy’s competitive ability had faded. In his last start, in March 2014, he finished in a pack beaten by future Old Friends retiree Artie Luvsto Party. Even so, in his finale Smokin Candy recovered from a start in the air to find his stride, dig in, and determinedly pass half the field. In 31 races he achieved 6 wins, 3 seconds and 6 thirds for $152,328. Old Friends thanks Anthony Verderosa for seeing that Smokin Candy received the secure retirement his fortitude deserves.