|Breeder||Rex C. Ellsworth|
1) Rex C. Ellsworth|
2) Warren B. (Bill) Terry
Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes (1962)
Preakness Stakes (1963)
Candy Spots was foaled in California and was named for the unusual white and black markings, similar to Bend Or spots, that speckled his chestnut hair on his hind legs and rump. He was sired by the Argentine-bred stallion Nigromante, who was brought to California by Rex C. Ellsworth in 1957.
Candy Spots was one of the best American juveniles of his generation, winning the Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes among his 3 for 3 record at 2. Candy Spots was undefeated in starts going into the Kentucky Derby.
Unraced at 4, then later in his career in 1965, he won the San Pasqual Handicap.
Candy Spots was retired to stud in 1965, but he produced few stakes winners. His only offspring of note were 1973 Santa Susana Stakes winner Belle Marie, who was also the dam of 1982 American Champion Older Male Horse Lemhi Gold. Through his daughter Candy's Best, Candy Spots was also grandsire to Candy Éclair.
Candy Spots died in Lexington, Kentucky in March 1976 at the breeding shed of Warren B. Terry's Domino Stud of a ruptured renal artery. Candy Spots was the last direct male line descendant of Rock Sand to win an American Classic Race.
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