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Eagle, a Graded Stakes-Winning Son of Candy Ride, Retired to Valor Farm in Texas

Eagle winning the Grade 3 Ben Ali at Keeneland (Photo by Coady Photography)

From BloodHorse.com

Grade 1-placed, graded stakes winner Eagle has been retired and will enter stud at Douglas Scharbauer’s Valor Farm in North Texas for $5,000.

The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride (Arg) out of Sea Gull, by Mineshaft, was bred and raced by William S. Farish. He won twice at 2 and never finished off the board in four starts, including a third in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2). Eagle would win his first black-type stakes at 3 then at 4 win or placed in five graded stakes. He would follow a victory in the Ben Ali Stakes (G3) at Keeneland with second-place finishes in the Alysheba Stakes (G2) and the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1).

Texas’ breeding community faces a lot of challenges, being surrounded by gaming states, but Carson said breeders have been resilient.

“The racetracks have been willing to sit at the table and figure out a way to keep it all going,” said Ken Carson, general manager of Valor Farm. “For Will to send this horse to us is a huge indicator of faith in Texas racing.”

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