Gift Box is a Grade 1 and three-time graded stakes winner with a record of 18-6-6-2 from the ages of two to six. In 2019, Gift Box was among the leading older horses in America after a string of graded stakes performances that included a Grade 1 victory in the Santa Anita Handicap. He retires as the highest earning colt by Twirling Candy. He joins his sire and his grandsire Candy Ride at Lane’s End.
Bred by Craig and Carrie Brogden of Machmer Hall, Gift Box was a $135,000 Fasig-Tipton November foal purchase. He is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Special Me, who has proven an excellent producer with the graded stakes winners Stonetastic and Special Forces also to her credit. In 2022 Special Me became the dam of a fourth stakes winner when Gina Romantica took the Riskaverse S. at Saratoga. Gift Box's pedigree is free of Storm Cat and A.P. Indy which will be appealing to breeders as both have been a proven success with Candy Ride and Twirling Candy, producing the likes of Grade 1 winner Collusion Illusion.