Longines Distaff Division
TrainerJohn W. Sadler
OwnerPaul and Karen Eggert
BreederPaul Eggert & Karen Eggert
SireCandy Ride (ARG)
Ollie's Candy has shown the racing surface doesn't matter to her. Whether it’s dirt, grass, or all-weather synthetic, she runs well over them all. The one thing that is constant every time she breaks out of the starting gate on any surface is her will to win.
Her first Grade one stakes win, which also earned her a spot in the starting gate for the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1), was a prime example of that grit.
In the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar in late July, on the dirt for the first time since last summer, she seized control in the first turn before favorite Secret Spice pounced on her and looked like she was going to roll on by in midstretch. Ollie's Candy had other plans though, and battled back like a champ to notch the win by a head.
"I was just letting her do her thing; reins were dangling,” winning rider Kent Desormeaux said. “At the quarter pole, I picked her up and she did the rest. That other mare got in front of us, but my mare is a fighter. She wants to win.”
The bay filly races for her breeders Paul and Karen Eggert, who named the daughter of Candy Ride (ARG) after their youngest daughter Ollie. Ollie’s Candy has four wins and three seconds from eight career starts. She won her first two starts last year on Golden Gate's all-weather synthetic surface; won the Summer Oaks (G2) on the dirt, and was second both in the San Clemente (G2) and Del Mar Oaks (G1) on the turf.
"She is a really nice filly who ran in some big races here last year,” said trainer John Sadler, who took over the training from Northern California-based William Moray Jr. “She came my way in really good shape and I’ve just kind of carried on for what he did last year.”
|April 18, 2020||Apple Blossom H.||OAKLAWN PARK||1||2|
|March 14, 2020||Beholder Mile S.||SANTA ANITA PARK||1||3|
|August 18, 2018||Del Mar Oaks Presented by The Jockey Club||DEL MAR||1||2|
|July 21, 2018||San Clemente S.||DEL MAR||2||2|
|June 16, 2018||Summertime Oaks||SANTA ANITA PARK||2||1|
|May 13, 2018||GOLDEN GATE FIELDS||1|
|April 22, 2018||GOLDEN GATE FIELDS||1|
- April 17, 2020
The Grade 1, $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap for fillies and mares at Oaklawn Park Saturday has drawn a stellar field of 14, with Grade 1 winners Ce Ce, Come Dancing, Ollie’s Candy, Serengeti Empress, and Street Band clashing over 1 1/16-miles.
- March 13, 2020
Ollie’s Candy will make her first start since the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff in the $400,000 Beholder Mile (G1) at Santa Anita on Saturday, March 14. The race is one of eight dirt races carded at the Arcadia, California track that day; all eight can be watched and wagered on with TVG.
- October 23, 2019
McKinzie, Code of Honor, Midnight Bisou, Bricks and Mortar and Magical Lead 188 Horses Pre-Entered for 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships
Led by Whitney (G1) winner McKinzie, Travers Stakes (G1) and Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Code of Honor, standout filly Midnight Bisou, multiple Grade 1-winning turf star Bricks and Mortar, and Qipco Champions Stakes (G1) winner Magical (IRE), 188 horses, including 47 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.