One of my favorite things to do is find young horses that have the potential to be superstars. It is very entertaining and rewarding to "discover" two-year-olds before they go on to record prestigious victories. Juvenile Spotlights highlight some of the two-year-olds I have "discovered." Some Juvenile Spotlights feature horses right after they have broken their maiden or after they record their first major victory. Either way, I have followed these horses since before they hit the headlines. I don't do a Juvenile Spotlight on every two-year-old I "discover", but I try to feature as many as I can.
Photo: Terri Cage
Both are chestnut sons of Candy Ride (ARG) out of the Storm Cat mare, Fair Exchange. In Sidney’s Candy’s second start, he set a track record for five and one-half furlongs at Del Mar in 1:02.71. Nearly precisely one year later, Sweet Swap won his debut in 1:03.76. Though almost exactly a second slower, Sweet Swap was very impressive in a field full of first-time starters.
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