Jess Savin Candy Looks Toward 3-Year-Old Campaign
Millionaire and multiple Grade 1 winner Jess Savin Candy is fine following All American Futurity effort.

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Jess Savin Candy Looks Toward 3-Year-Old Campaign

DALLAS, TX—SEPTEMBER 9, 2021—Jess Saving Candy finished fourth in Monday’s All American Futurity, ending his bid for the All American Triple Crown.

He was pulled up after the race and jockey Francisco Calderon asked that he be vanned back to trainer John Stinebaugh’s barn only as a precautionary measure.

Stinebaugh said, “(Francisco) Calderon is a fantastic rider and loves that horse, and when he felt him leaning in and that something could be wrong, he decided to call it safe after the race and call a van. He didn’t want to take any chances with him.”

According Stinebaugh the gelding was thoroughly checked over by his veterinarians and x-rayed clean and will be given time to recover after a strenuous Ruidoso campaign.

"Jess Savin Candy is doing fine and here on the backside at Lone star Park after a long campaign," Stinebaugh said today. "He's done for the year, and we are going to let him rest up for his 3-year-old campaign."

The gelded son of leading second-crop sire Jess Good Candy, out of the Pappasito mare Savin Grace, was bred by Jim and Donna O'Neal and is owned by Dutch Masters III. He has won four of six starts, including the Ruidoso Futurity (G1) and Rainbow Futurity (G1) and has earned $1,046,200 to date in his career.

“Thank you everyone for the concern and we appreciate all of his fans," Stinebaugh added.

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