Bred: Lee Searing & Susan Searing (Ky.)
Sire: Candy Ride (ARG)
Dam: She's an Eleven, by In Excess (IRE)
Candy Boy ran into some of the best California 2-year-olds last year when trying to break his maiden but everything finally went his way when he ran at 1 1/16 miles and he won by 8 1/4 lengths. He followed that up with a second-place finish in the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity, putting himself in the Derby spotlight.
In his 2014 debut, Candy Boy prevailed in the Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes to cement his credentials as a top Kentucky Derby hopeful. He followed with a third-place finish in the Santa Anita Derby in his final prep race for the 2014 Triple Crown series.
Candy Boy is out of stakes winner She's An Eleven and from the family of Grade 1 winner Leave Me Alone.