Timeline made a successful Graded Stakes debut when pulling away in the stretch to win the G3 Peter Pan Stakes by three lengths at Belmont Park. The three-year-old colt by Hard Spun remains undefeated in three career starts.
Settled in second by jockey Javier Castellano through the early stages of the race, Timeline began to close in on longtime leader Meantime on the far turn. As the horses hit the top of the stretch, Timeline shot through an opening on the rail and ran up to challenge Meantime. The pair battled through the stretch before Timeline found another gear and pulled away, eventually winning by three lengths.
Bred in Kentucky by Alexander, Groves, Matz LLC, Timeline was a $500,000 yearling purchase at the Keeneland September sale. Timeline’s dam Azorina (by Empire Maker), is out of Aldiza, winner of the G1 Go For Wand Stakes. Timeline’s rich female family also includes Champion Althea and Graded Stakes winners Ketoh (G1), Ali Oop (G1), Aishah (G2), Aquilegia (G2), and Twining (G2).
Hard Spun has had an exceptional start to the 2017 racing year, having now sired eight individual Stakes winners. In addition to Timeline, Hard Spun is the sire of 2017 Graded Stakes winners Le Romain (G1 Canterbury Stakes, G3 Southern Cross Stakes), Promising Run (G2 Al Rashidiya), Nomorerichblondes (G3 UAE Oaks), Taghleeb (G3 W.L. McKnight), Hard Aces (G3 Tokyo City Cup), and Gatting (G2 WATC Derby, Listed Melvista Stakes in Australia).
Hard Spun is standing the 2017 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $45,000 stands and nurses.