Candy Spots


Candy Spots


Photography of horse sports


This photograph captures Candy Spot’s arrival to Gainesway Farm in August of 1965. The farm’s truck is prominent, a barn is visible at frame right, and another parked vehicle is visible in front of the fence and tree line that comprise the background.

Candy Spots (by Argentinian-bred Nigromante out of Candy Dish) was a multiple graded stakes-winning Thoroughbred foaled in California in 1960.

Candy Spots won the Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes and Futurity Trial in his two-year-old season and was undefeated going into the Kentucky Derby the following year, claiming the 1963 Arlington Classic and the Jersey, Florida, Santa Anita, and American Derbies. He won the 1963 Preakness Stakes (Bill Shoemaker up) and came in second in the Belmont Stakes and third in the Kentucky Derby that same year.

He was unraced as a four-year-old and won the San Pasqual Handicap in his five-year-old season before being retired to stud in 1965 with a record of 12-5-1 from 22 starts and earnings of $824,718. His stud career was unremarkable.


Joel Clyne Meadors




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Joel Clyne Meadors, “Candy Spots,” The Keeneland Library, accessed January 25, 2020,

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