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Half Brother Competing in BC Prep

    • Strong colt by Top 10 Sire

    • Heading to Hall of Famer Trainer Shug McGaughey

    • Raised at Lane’s End Farm

We’ve been involved with this colt since he was born at Lane’s End Farm in April of 2021. And we were tickled to buy out a breeding partnership to get him into the racing stable for Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey.

Shug trains the colt’s half-brother Battle of Normandy. That City of Light colt broke his maiden at first asking at Saratoga, then was second by a narrow margin in the With Anticipation Stakes (G3T). He’s now bound for a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf prep race.

It’s a deep pedigree — his dam is a stakes winner, and two of the three dams under her are stakes fillies as well.

Twirling Candy has steadily risen to prominence as a sire, finishing 2021 as the 10th leading sire in the country. His top runners include Concrete Rose, Gift Box, Preakness winner Rombauer, and Pinehurst.

Terry on the Twirling Candy colt: “We know the colt’s half brother is talented — he was a neck away from being City of Light’s first graded stakes winner. The market is crazy hot, and at that price point, it made a lot of sense for us to add him to the racing stable. He’s a racy, well-balanced horse.”

Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2024.

Trainer: Shug McGaughey

  • Trainer of seven champions
  • Conditioned KY Derby winner Orb and 2019 Derby runner-up Code of Honor
  • Oversees Graded Stakes Winner First Captain for WPT and Woodford Racing
  • Shug’s Hall of Fame inductees include Easy Goer, Heavenly Prize, Inside Information, Lure, Personal Ensign

Twirling Candy Colt Info


  • Trainer: Shug McGaughey
  • Sire: Twirling Candy
  • Dam: Adorable Miss
  • Broodmare Sire: Kitten's Joy
  • Birth Date: April 16, 2021
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Kentucky
  • Engagements: Breeders' Cup, Kentucky-bred program
  • Dosage Index: 3.00
  • Center of distribution: 0.75
  • TrueNicks: A++

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