FROM NRHA PRESS
Hot Coded Candy, producer of offspring earning over $333,000 in NRHA events, passed away in her sleep at Cinder Lakes Ranch in Valley View, Texas.
Born in 1991, the sorrel mare was by The Hot Express and out of Candid Cody. She was bred by Perry Corder of Crockett, Texas. Her most recent owner was Sally Ress of Evergreen, Colorado.
During “Candy’s” show career, she and NRHA Hall of Fame inductee and Million Dollar Rider Mandy McCutcheon placed fourth in the NRHA Non Pro Futurity after winning the first and second go-rounds and were Futurity Finalists in 1994. Her total NRHA Lifetime Earnings were $15,347.
She was then retired to the breeding shed where she produced foals by NRHA Hall of Fame inductees and Multi-Million Dollar Sires such as Hollywood Dun It, Smart Chic Olena, Whizkey N Diamonds, Wimpys Little Step, Jacs Electric Spark, Shining Spark and Smart Starbuck. With six money earning offspring, they have collectively won over $333,725 at NRHA events.
Her most notable offspring is the 2005 sorrel stallion Electric Code by the late Million Dollar Sire Jacs Electric Spark with earnings totaling $204,317. Owned by L and D Partnership, the stallion proved to be a successful cross between Candy and Jacs Electric Spark. At the 2008 NRHA Futurity, NRHA Professional Jared Leclair rode the stallion to a third place finish in the L4 Open division and captured the championship title in the L3 open division bringing home a total of $127,489. Leclair and the stallion then went on to be successful derby competitors capturing multiple Top 10 finishes and more open championships. With his first foal crop being eligible to compete in 2014, the legacy will continue.
Candy’s next most successful foal is the 1999 sorrel gelding Alot A Spark by Shining Spark. Alot A Spark is currently owned by Julianna Hild of Hemet, California. The 2002 NRHA Open Futurity proved to be a good one for Roberta McCarty and Alot A Spark as they placed in the Top 10 in both the L4 and L3 open divisions bringing home $38,322. Since then, Alot A Spark has been shown at various shows throughout the country with a handful of non pro competitors resulting in NRHA Lifetime Earnings of $61,607.