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GIFT BOX

Twirling Candy - Special Me, by Unbridled's Song

Earnings

$1,127,060

G1W & 3x GSW

4 100+ Beyers

Bred By:

Machmer Hall

Raced By:

Hronis Racing LLC

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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.

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GIFT BOX RACE RECORD
Gift Box Race Record
AT 2
WON Maiden Special Weight at Belmont (1 mi. 1/16 mi., defeating Matt King Cole, Cumberland River, etc.), 2nd Remsen S. [G2] at Aqueduct (1 1/8 mi., defeating Sail Ahoy, Donegal Moon, Hunter O'Riley, etc).
AT 3
WON Allowance Option Claiming at Belmont (11/16 mi., defeating Realm, Gettysburg, etc.), 2nd Curlin S. at Saratoga (11/8 mi., defeating Forever d'Oro, Ready Dancer, etc.), 4th Travers S. [G1] (11/4 mi., defeating Connect, Creator, Exaggerator, etc.).
AT 4
2nd Allowance Optional Claiming at Belmont (11/16 mi., defeating Becker's Galaxy, Total Tap, etc.), Allowance Optional Claiming at Aqueduct (1 mi., defeating Total Tap, Extinct Charm, etc.), Allowance Optional Claiming at Aqueduct (1 mi., defeating Pioneer Spirit, Tusk, etc.).
AT 5
WON San Antonio S. [G2] at Santa Anita (11/16 mi., defeating Battle of Midway, Dabster, etc.), Allowance Optional Claiming at Aqueduct (1 mi., defeating Virtual Machine, Fox Rules, etc.), 2nd Allowance Optional Claiming at Aqueduct (1 mi., defeating T R Crew, Undulated, etc.).
AT 6
WON Santa Anita Handicap [G1] (1/4 mi., defeating McKinzie, Mongolian Groom, etc.), San Antonio S. [G2] at Santa Anita (11/16 mi., defeating King Abner, Midcourt, etc), 2nd Gold Cup at Santa Anita S. [G1] (11/4 mi., defeating Lone Sailor, Mongolian Groom, Higher Power, etc.), 4th Stephen Foster S. [G2] (11/8 mi., defeating Yoshida, Tenfold, etc.).