2/9/2012 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional: Sweet Candy

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CandyLand Farm’s Herb and Ellen Moelis have raised millions for retired racehorses

by Steve Haskin

Along the magical road through CandyLand, you will find Queen Frostine, Princess Lolly, Lord Licorice, and Herb and Ellen Moelis. You  won’t find the last two ames anywhere on the children’s popular board game, but you will find them in a real-life fairy tale setting, providing aftercare for retired horses, granting veterinary scholarships, and assisting in a number of other worthy causes.

Oh, yes, and they also breed Thoroughbreds at their 160-acre CandyLand Farm near Middletown, Del. Several years after purchasing the farm, the native New Yorkers, with help from racing icon Allaire du Pont, started Thoroughbred Charities of America to provide homes for retired racehorses. They accomplished that through annual stallion season auctions, which became a major event in the Delaware area before moving to Kentucky in 2008.

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