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Send Me A Candy Tree Wins Lubbock Stakes

Accomplished mare earns second career graded stakes win at Zia Park.

September 28, 2013

Carl Pevehouse’s homebred Send Me A Candy Tree earned her 10th career win and second graded stakes victory in Saturday’s $55,360 Lubbock Stakes (G2) at Zia Park. The New Mexico track is also the site of her other stakes win in the 2011 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1).

Trained by Clint Crawford and ridden by Saul Ramirez Jr., Send Me A Candy Tree rallied to a one-length victory with a 400-yard dash in :19.231 as the 5-2 second choice. The 4-year-old daughter of Oak Tree Special came in off a second-place effort in the Keokuk Stakes (G3) at Prairie Meadows. The Oklahoma-bred mare now has a record of 18-10-3-2 with earnings of $368,500. She is one of three stakes winners out of Grade 1 winner Send Me The Candy, a Leaving Memories mare whose 15 starters have combined to earn just short of $1 million.

Sylvia and Alonso Aranda’s WDC Wendys Wine, a Woodbridge mare who entered with four consecutive placings against stakes company, finished a game second and went over the $100,000 mark in career earnings. Victor Diaz’s Yield To Libby, the runner-up in last year’s West Texas Futurity (G1), closed fast for third with favored Call Me A Blazn Chic, a four-time stakes winner and earner of more than $500,000, in fourth.