A Thread Of Blue took the lead soon after the start and never looked back as he cruised to a five-length victory in the Listed Dania Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park Feb. 3.
Making his first start of the year for owner Leonard C. Green, the three-year-old son of Hard Spun not only earned is first Stakes win, he was also winning his second consecutive race. The Kiaran McLaughlin trainee improved his record to three wins from six career starts.
Bred in Kentucky by Flaxman Holdings Limited, A Thread Of Blue is out of the Seeking the Gold mare, Enthused. Winner of the G2 Lowther Stakes during her career, Enthused is also the dam of Norman Invader (G3 Round Tower Stakes) and Ea (Coyote Lakes Stakes). A Thread Of Blue’s second dam is Magic Of Life, winner of the G1 Coronation Stakes.
Hard Spun has sired over 60 career Stakes winners including 31 which have won in Group company, nine of those G1 winners. The stallion is the sire of the exciting three-year-old colt Hidden Scroll, who won his career debut by a whopping 14 lengths January 26 at Gulfstream Park. The Juddmonte Farms’ homebred will be a fun colt to follow on the 2019 Triple Crown trail.
Hard Spun will stand the 2019 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $40,000, stands and nurses.