Candy Meadows Farm to launch sales division at Keeneland September sale

Everett Dobson’s Candy Meadows Farm is launching a sales division and will offer its initial consignment at the upcoming Keeneland September sale, it was announced today by Candy Meadows’ Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Matt Lyons.

The Candy Meadows Keeneland September consignment will feature 11 yearlings by such leading sires as Into Mischief, Curlin, American Pharoah, More Than Ready, Uncle Mo, and Twirling Candy.

“We’re very optimistic about our Keeneland consignment,” said Lyons who was previously Vice President and General Manager of Woodford Thoroughbreds for 10 years before joining Candy Meadows in January of this year. “We have a good group of horses, including some really nice colts in Books 1 and 2. We’re excited about the horses we’re bringing to the market.

“A lot of the yearlings we are offering are out of young stakes mares that were bought as yearlings, raced, and have come back as broodmares,” Lyons added.

Dobson, who also operates a racing stable under the banner of Cheyenne Stables, is a member of the board of stewards for The Jockey Club and a member of Breeders’ Cup Ltd. He is on the Board of Trustees for TOBA, and Chairman of the American Graded Stakes Committee, as well as Trustee to the Keeneland Association.

“We have a diverse operation with quite a large racing stable and we’re building a nice broodmare band,” Lyons said. “We’re looking forward to our first sales consignment and growing the farm and our brand.”

Candy Meadows’ Keeneland September consignment will be in barns 24, 26, and 40. For more information, contact Matt Lyons at (859) 361-1647.