Gum (Twirling Candy – Spellbind (GB) Filly)

Gum (Twirling Candy – Spellbind (GB) Filly)


Gum (Twirling Candy – Spellbind (GB) Filly)








15 hands, 2+ inches and growing


Graham Motion




Twirling Candy


Spellbind (GB)

Dam Sire


Sire Line

Twirling Candy, Candy Ride (ARG), Ride the Rails

Damsire Line

Shamardal, Giant's Causeway



Gum is a stone-cold runner in the making.

She was bomb proof every time our team inspected her, bounding through her inspections like a Champ.

Gum was calm, cool and relaxed, but she had plenty of pep in her step and was all biz.

This gal is flat-out beautiful and being by the top stallion, Twirling Candy and from a Giant’s Causeway female side of the pedigree, the fact she’s a looker and a mover all ads up.

Gum has loads of scope and a frame suggestive of a debutante who will excel when allowed to stretch out to a distance of ground.

Eclipse has made a living of unearthing these types of fillies for bargain-basement prices and we take huge pride in posturing our partners in these types of predicaments where any Black Type will translate into multiples on valuation for residual value.  With Street Sense and Mr. Greeley front and center on Gum’s pedigree page, the sky is the limit.

Once Gum learns her early lessons in Ocala, she’ll be turned over to the master horseman, Graham Motion, who has the magic touch with the ladies.

***To access Aron Wellman’s in-depth overview and analysis of Gum, click on this link:



Twirling Candy produces exceptional physicals, as does Shamardal, so Gum is bred and designed to be a stunner and boy is she ever.

She’s easy on the eyes standing still, but when she starts to move is really when you fall in love, as she simply floats over the ground.

If you’re not a superb physical, have proper conformation and walk with purpose and elasticity, you aren’t making the cut for Eclipse and this gal was always in receipt of high marks at her every turn during our inspection process.


Twirling Candy is evolving into a marquee stallion, delivering Grade 1 winners on an annual basis.

The Giant’s Causeway line is firmly implanted in the history books as one of the greatest of all-time.

So, when you put Candy Ride/Twirling Candy on the top and Shamardal/Giant’s Causeway on the bottom, the genetics are capable of converting into something special.

This is a diverse blend of blood with a wide array of positive attributes and while it remains a mystery as to which surface and at which distance Gum will ultimately excel, she figures to be very, very good at something and there’s a distinct possibility it could several things.

To see Gum’s pedigree page, click on the link below:



To see Gum exhibit her massive stride:



Graham Motion is well on his way to earning himself a spot in the Hall of Fame.

Motion is most famous for being the conditioner of Animal Kingdom, who won the 2011 Kentucky Derby while Eclipse President, Aron Wellman, was the Vice President of the colt’s ownership company, Team Valor.

Motion and Wellman developed a phenomenal rapport while Motion trained privately for Team Valor and it was only a matter of time before Motion became one of Eclipse’s go-to trainers.

Motion has delivered the goods for the baby blue and black, saddling numerous Stakes and Graded winners for the stable, highlighted by the All-World filly, Sharing, who captured multiple major races for Eclipse, including the 2019 renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

More recently, Eclipse and Motion combined to win the Grade 1, $400,000 Hollywood Derby with Speaking Scout.

In addition to Sharing, Graham trained Shared Account and Main Sequence to victories in Breeders’ Cup Championship events.

Off the track and away from the barn, Graham is a family man to the core, doting over his wife Anita and his children, Jane and Chappy.


Graham and Anita are also incredibly philanthropic in and out of the industry, devoting the bulk of their charitable attention towards retired racehorse aftercare organizations, including Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Thoroughbred Charities of America, National Museum of Racing, Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation and The Retired Racehorse Project. 

Graham is based year-round at the most magnificent training center in the United States at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland where a variety of track surfaces available, including dirt, turf and synthetic and there are vast amenities at his fingertips, while any number of Mid-Atlantic and East Coast tracks are easily accessible.


The total 100% valuation for Gum is $150,000 and we will continue to honor pandemic increments starting at 3%. You can see the chart below for pricing details.


To ask questions or to make a commitment, please feel free to reach out to any of the following Eclipse team members:

Aron Wellman at or at (310) 968-9559
Jack Sadler at or at (803) 920-9005
Sean Tugel at or at (859) 940-0456


Valuation and Costs

Ownership % Total Value Q1 Estimated Expenses Total Payment
3% $4,500 $600 $5,100
6% $9,000 $1,200 $10,200
9% $13,500 $1,800 $15,300
12% $18,000 $2,400 $20,400
15% $22,500 $3,000 $25,500
18% $27,000 $3,600 $30,600
21% $31,500 $4,200 $35,700
24% $36,000 $4,800 $40,800