G1 Winner by leading sire Candy Ride
G1 Winner by leading sire Candy Ride
- Game winner of the $500,000 Clark H. (G1) at Churchill Downs, defeating 4 GSWs and a G1 winner
- Ran the 1 1/8-mile Clark in 1:48.59, faster than other Clark winners: Blame, Wise Dan, Tom’s d’Etat, Will Take Charge, Saint Liam, Silver Charm, etc.
- 8 wins and 4 placings from 14 starts at 8 different racetracks. Never off the board in 2018, including winning or placing in 5 Graded stakes. Retired with earnings of $951,040
- “He’s just been so consistent throughout his career. He tries hard every time and gives you everything he’s got. He’s the type of horse that can be tactically placed wherever you need him in the race.” – trainer Brad Cox
- A determined winner of Keeneland’s Fayette S. (G2) after a stretch-long duel over a muddy track
- Gate-to-wire victory in the West Virginia Governor’s S. (G3) over a field made up entirely of GSWs
- Runner-up in the $500,000 Razorback H. (G3) at Oaklawn; nosed out for 2nd in Saratoga’s $750,000 Woodward S. (G1)
- Beautiful physical: a $330,000 Keeneland September Book 1 yearling . His half-brother was purchased by Juddmonte at Keeneland September ‘19 for $650,000
- By leading sire CANDY RIDE (ARG), sire of 17 G1Ws and 6 Champions, including Horse of the Year and Champion Freshman Sire GUN RUNNER
- A fifth-generation Peter Blum-bred. Out of the Unbridled’s Song mare LADY GODIVA, half-sister to multiple Graded stakes winner and G1-placed MULTIPLE CHOICE. Third dam is CHOSEN LADY (by Secretariat) who produced G1 winner WELL CHOSEN, dam of multiple G1 winner TELLING
- New to Darby Dan in 2022
- An allowance race at Oaklawn Park (8.5f, D, defeating Awesome Thought, Mishegas, One Fine Dream, Freestyler, Rosary Man, Elijah, Hillbilly Royalty).
- An allowance race at Oaklawn Park (8.5f, D, defeating Dan the Go to Man, Langdarma, Big Red Rocket, Southwest Trail, Our Track, Warden of the West, Spirit Grabber, Sumpter, King Maynard, Swarm, Amaze).
- A maiden special weight race at Oaklawn Park (8f, D, defeating Pitch Count, Hay Listen Up, One Dreamy Dude, Pitchfork Mountain, Silver Cowboy, Ussery’s Alley).
- Tenacious S. at Fair Grounds (8.32f, D, to Cooptado (ARG), Shut the Box, defeating Sticksstatelydude, Money Flows, Field of Courage, Far Right).
- Clark H. (G1) at Churchill Downs (9f, D, defeating Bravazo, Seeking the Soul, Prime Attraction, Hence, Hawaakom, Storm Advisory, Sightforsoreeyes).
- Fayette S. (G2) at Keeneland (9f, D, defeating Prime Attraction, Nice Not Nice, Hence, Rated R Superstar, Hofburg, Scuba).
- West Virginia Governor’s S. (G3) at Mountaineer (8.5f, D, defeating Term of Art, Matrooh, Imperative, Hawaakom).
- An allowance race at Oaklawn Park (8f, D, defeating Thirstforlife, Warrior’s Club, Broken Promise, Vaporman, Uncontested, Hammers Vision, Big Squeeze).
- An allowance race at Prairie Meadows (8.5f, D, defeating Pinson, Sightforsoreeyes, No Holds Barred, Underpressure, Strong Yen, Sky Defence, Toasting Master).
- Razorback H. (G3) at Oaklawn Park (8.5f, D, to Hawaakom, defeating Rocking the Boat, Untrapped, Futile, Rated R Superstar, The Lieutenant, Far Right, Shotgun Kowboy, Sonneteer, J Boys Echo).
- Woodward S. (G1) at Saratoga (9f, D, to Yoshida (JPN), Gunnevera, defeating Rally Cry, Patch, Term of Art, Hence, Tapwrit, Sunny Ridge, Zanotti, Kurilov (CHI), Discreet Lover, Seeking the Soul, Imperative).
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Leofric, a Grade 1-winning son of perennial leading sire and sire of sires Candy Ride (ARG), is being relocated from Rockridge Stud in New York to Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky for the upcoming breeding season…