Candy Feat Cheated Death Once, But Couldn’t Escape Laminitis

Nicholson, Godsoe, & Toner with Candy Feat. Photo credit Kathryn Sharp

Nicholson, Godsoe, & Toner with Candy Feat

Candy Feat was able to cheat death once, but to the sorrow and heartbreak of his connections, he couldn’t do it twice.  The Hard Spun gelding succumbed to an infection and laminitis on December 29.

“Where do I even begin?” wrote trainer Priscilla Godsoe on Facebook and Instagram. “Today the Covert Farm and 90 North lost a very special soul to our family.”

“Devastated about a big loss in our family today,” posted Ninety North Racing Stable, the racing name of Justin Nicholson and Kathryn Sharp’s partnership.

 Trained by Jimmy Toner and retired in 2012, Candy Feat made more headlines off the track than he did on. As a three-year-old, he was involved in a terrible van accident on the way up from Florida, before he’d made his first start.  The van in which he and five other horses were riding veered off the highway and overturned when its driver swerved to avoid another car.

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