What a run, if you will, for Hard Spun. By the influential Danzig, you may recall that Hard Spun was a G1 winner of the King’s Bishop with four G1 placings including a second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. From a successful and active family with a stakes-winning first dam who is the granddam of 2018 G1 CashCall Futurity winner Improbable. And we haven’t even gotten to his stud record yet.
Hard Spun is the sire of an Eclipse Award champion in Questing and an additional eight G1 winners. In the ring, his 2018 yearlings averaged nearly $160,000 and sold for upwards of $850,000 and $950,000.
His first crop of foals following his year in Japan are just now turning three and 21 of them were juvenile winners of last year placing him in the top 10 among all sires of two-year-olds. And 2019 has started off very well as another from this crop, the Graham Motion-trained Shootin’ the Breeze, scored by nine lengths in just his second career start at Tampa Bay.