Multiple Grade 2 Winner Danzing Candy Heads to Rancho San Miguel

San Miguel, CA (October 19, 2017)- Danzing Candy will standing at Tom and Nancy Clark’s Rancho San Miguel for the 2018 season at a fee of $5,000 live foal stands and nurses, as property of a syndicate. The transaction was brokered between Brett Lindenbaum and Checkmate Thoroughbreds.

Multiple grade two winner of three graded races Danzing Candy, a son of Twirling Candy, earned $700,930 with his six wins from eleven starts and is the leading earner of his sire. The four-year-old horse is out of Talkin and Singing (Songandaprayer); this is the female family of $4 million earner Better Talk Now and millionaire Medaglia Beat. Bred by Halo Farms, the colt raced for the partnership of Jim and Dianne Bashor and Halo Farms.

Clay Murdock farm manager, “Danzing Candy was a highly successful sophomore runner on the Derby Trail and followed that season with multiple grade two wins as a four-year-old. His four-year-old campaign saw him go wire-to-wire in the Grade 2 Lone Star Park Handicap as well as a wire-to-wire win in the seven furlong G2 San Carlos. His California races at 2, 3 and 4 years of age against some of the toughest competition in North America racing gives him a track performance unparalleled for a new stallion in our state. His sire Twirling Candy has over $4 million in 2017 progeny earnings and has become a very successful Lanes End stallion.”

Danzing Candy conditioner Bob Baffert says what he feels: “Brilliant speed that carries over a mile and perfect conformation equals great stallion potential. Danzing Candy has both.”

For more information, contact Clay Murdock at Rancho San Miguel 805-467-3847 or