Grade 1 Winner and Multiple Graded Producer Send Me The Candy Euthanized
Grade 1 winner Send Me The Candy was the granddam of an All American Futurity(G1) winner and Champion of Champions(G1) winner.

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Grade 1 Winner and Multiple Graded Producer Send Me The Candy Euthanized

WYNNEWODD, OK—APRIL 11, 2021—Grade 1 winner Send Me The Candy was euthanized Saturday (April 10) due to complications from old age. The 27-year-old Leaving Memories mare was owned by Brian L. Gunder and was buried at Dunn Ranch in Wynnewood, Oklahoma next to All American Futurity winner and former leading sire Bugs Alive In 75.

"Send Me The Candy was a great mare," Dunn Ranch owner Matt Dun said today. "We were lucky to take care of her during her last few years and everyone at Dunn Ranch is saddened by her passing."

Bred-and-raced by Carl Pevehouse and trained by Verle Bohner, Send Me The Candy won or placed in four of six starts and earned $135,976. She won the 1996 Remington Park Futurity.

Gunder of Lewisburg, Ohio purchased Send Me The Candy at the 2013 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale for $48,000 from Womack Cavender Farms.

Undefeated AQHA Racing Champion and All American winner Jess Good Candy is Send Me The Candy's leading money earning grandson. © AQHA / Andrea Caudill
Send Me The Candy hailed from a strong female line, She is out of the stakes-placed "Blue Hen" mare Send Me Candy, dam of 13 ROM, 10 winners, 4 black type including Sunland Park Fall Futurity(G2) winner Send The Gals Candy SI 105 ($291,286), Remington Park Futurity(G1) winner Send Me The Candy SI 97 (see above), stakes winner Call Me Candy Man SI 90 ($30,901) and stakes-placed Love This Candy SI 101 ($43,143), etc.

Send Me The Candy is the dam of 38 foals of racing age, 30 to race, 22 ROM, 18 winners and 8 black type. They include Grade 1 Southwest Juvenile Championship winner Send Me A Candy Tree SI 105 ($410,384), La Fiesta Futurity winner Fast Then U SI 92 ($146,631), Grade 3 winner This Candys Special SI 104 ($100,361), stakes winner This Candys Royal SI 102 ($55,046), Grade 1-placed Eyesa Candy Maker SI 109 ($106,494), RG2-placed Send The Candy Wagon SI 96 ($61,332), G2-placed Eye On This Candy SI 94 ($56,916), and RG3-placed Send Me The Candy SI 95 ($59,804).

Send Me The Candy's grandson Apollitical Pence winning the 2020 Grade 1 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos Race Course. © Scott Martinez
Send Me The Candy is the granddam or great-grandam of Champion 2-Year-Old and All American Futurity(G1) Jess Good Candy SI 96 (8 wins in 8 starts, $2,014,703), 2020 Champion of Champions(G1) winner Apollitical Pence SI 106 (10 wins to 5, 2021 $972,289), Grade 2 winner This Candys Awesome SI 105 ($434,256), Grade 3 winner Candy Cartel SI 104 ($210,141), stakes winner Send Me Good Candy SI 95 ($175,720), Grade 3 winner Candy Cartels Cat SI 101 ($162,293), stakes winner and track record setter I See Candy Paint SI 111 ($161,305), to name only a few.

Send Me Candy's last foal Cartel Candy by Carters Cartel, foaled in 2018, was a $95,00 Heritage Place Yearling Sale Graduate.