Pedigree Analysis: Candy Cartels Cat

Another sweet treat for an Oklahoma breeder.

Q-Racing Journal

Candy Cartels Cat earned her first stakes win this weekend.

While the sport eagerly awaits the return of reigning champion owners PV Quarter Horse Farms LLC’s homebred champion Jess Good Candy, they sent out another sparkling runner on Saturday in the $54,895 Decketta Stakes (G3) for distaffers at Remington Park.

Candy Cartels Cat earned her first stakes victory by defeating Grade 1 winner Sudden Separation by a nose. The homebred 4-year-old won her fifth race in 12 starts and pushed her earnings to $149,004. Last year, she was third in the Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Derby (RG3) and fourth in both the Heritage Place Derby (G2) and Dash For Cash Derby (G3). On the same weekend, two-time Grade 1 winner and past Pedigree Analysis subject Zoomin Effortlessly did, indeed, zoom effortlessly to earn his third Grade 1 in Remington's Leo Stakes.

Candy Cartels Cat is by Red Storm Cat and out of the Corona Cartel mare Candy Cartel.

Red Storm Cat is an 11-year-old son of Mr Jess Perry owned by The G A Connection of Clark, Wyoming. Bred by Julianna Hawn Holt, he is out of the Dash For Cash mare Tiny Dash Of Cash and won or placed in eight of 12 career starts, including finishing second in the 2007 Texas Classic Futurity (G1), while earning $226,439.

His mother is herself and accomplished Grade 1-placed runner, and he is a brother to the likes of Dash Of Perry ($382,390), Pepper Perry ($113,283) and Sizzling (by Corona Cartel, $147,912). Tiny Dash Of Cash is a three-quarter sister to champion Tiny First Effort ($445,393) and major runnrs Tiny First Down ($317,881) and Crash Thru Traffic ($140,595), as well as major producer First Down Energy (dam of Terrific Energy, etc).

From 113 starters, Red Storm Cat has sired 53 winners and the earners of more than $1.4 million. He stands at James Ranch at Wayne, Oklahoma.

Candy Cartel is an 8-year-old daughter of Corona Cartel out of the mare This Candys Special, a half sister to Jess Good Candy’s dam, Jess Send Candy. Another sparkling prize in the Pevehouse family’s Halloween candy basket, during her racing career she won or placed in 16 of 22 starts, including winning the 2012 edition of the Decketta and three other stakes, and earned $210,141.

Candy Cartels Cat is from her first crop, of which she had two foals, and to date they are her only registered foals.

Her family is the powerhouse developed by Pevehouse over the many years. Her dam is This Candys Special, a daughter of Strawfly Special, who is set to enter the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2017. This Candys Special herself produced eight winners (including two stakes winners) from 10 starters; she is out of Send Me The Candy, who from 21 starters has produced 15 winners and three stakes winners.

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