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Candy Stripes Dies Of Colic Aged 25

Friday, 2nd March 2007

In South America, Candy Stripes (sire of reigning US Horse-Of-The-Year Invasor) died at Haras Carampangue in Argentina "due to colic" at age 25, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Candy Stripes (Blushing Groom-Bubble Company, by Lyphard) is a dual leading sire in Argentina who has also produced 2005 US champion turf horse Leroidesanimeaux, as well as being broodmare sire of Candy Ride (who retired undefeated after being named Argentina's 2003 champion miler & winning all 3 of his American starts, including a track-record in the Gr1 Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar). Overall Candy Stripes has sired 10 champions in the US, Argentina, Canada & South Africa; from 1,010 foals of racing age, he boasts 465 winners (59 stakes-winners) for US$28,843,164 progeny earnings. On the track himself, Kentucky-bred Candy Stripes won 2 of 6 starts (plus runner-up in France's 1985 Gr1 Poule D'Essai des Poulains-2000 Guineas). He initially stood at Haras La Quedabra in Argentina from 1988-1996, then spent 4 years in the US before returning to South America following the 2000 breeding season.

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