Friday, May 1, 2009

A Derby Win by Chocolate Candy Would be Sweet for Jenny Craig

Chocolate Candy Schooling for the Santa Anita Derby.

Chocolate Candy represents the fourth Kentucky Derby entrant for California thoroughbred owner Jenny Craig. But this year's Derby will be bittersweet for Jenny, win or lose. She will be there for the first time without her husband, Sid, who died in July. And she will be hoping to fulfill the dream they shared for many years.

Sid and Jenny Craig, founders of the weight loss company named for her, shared a passion for Thoroughbred racing and a dream of winning the Kentucky Derby. Jenny even presented Sid with a Derby-ready colt for his 60th birthday in 1992. A $2.5 million purchase, Dr Devious finished 7th in that year's Run for the Roses. Dr Devious went one better, however, going on to win the original derby -- the Epsom Derby in England.

Chocolate Candy was bred by Sid and Jenny Craig and is a son of their 2003 Pacific Classic winner Candy Ride, whose progeny are already making a splash. In addition to Chocolate Candy, he is the sire of stakes winners Capt. Candyman Can and Evita Argentina.

Chocolate Candy, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, drew post position #11 and was assigned official morning line odds of 20-1.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A real beauty!!

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