Hard Spun

B 2004 16.3HH (1.70M)
By Danzig – Turkish Tryst (Turkoman)
$45,000 Stands and nurses. Standing at Jonabell Farm
Danzig’s last G1-winning son who sired more first-crop Stakes winners than any other stallion ever. Sire of nine G1 winners so far, including Eclipse Champion Questing and Arlington Million winner Hardest Core, plus 2015 G1 scorers Hard Not To Like, Hard Aces, and Smooth Roller.

Pedigree

HARD SPUN

DANZIG

NORTHERN DANCER

NEARCTIC

NEARCO

LADY ANGELA

NATALMA

NATIVE DANCER

ALMAHMOUD

PAS DE NOM

ADMIRAL'S VOYAGE

CRAFTY ADMIRAL

OLYMPIA LOU

PETITIONER

PETITION

STEADY AIM

TURKISH TRYST

TURKOMAN

ALYDAR

RAISE A NATIVE

SWEET TOOTH

TABA

TABLE PLAY

FILIPINA

DARBYVAIL

ROBERTO

HAIL TO REASON

BRAMALEA

LUIANA

MY BABU

BANQUET BELL

By DANZIG (1977) Leading sire of 1,099 foals aged three and up, including HARD SPUN, AGNES WORLD, ANABAA, BELONG TO ME, CHIEF’S CROWN, DANEHILL, DAYJUR, GREEN DESERT, LANGFUHR, LIBRETTIST, LURE, MUJAHID, POLISH NUMBERS, POLISH PRECEDENT, WAR CHANT, ZIETEN, etc.

1st dam: TURKISH TRYST by Turkoman. 4 wins (9f-12f) at 3 and 5, April Run S, 3rd Matchmaker S (G2). Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, 5 winners:

HARD SPUN (c Danzig) G1 winner, see Race record.

OUR RITE OF SPRING (f Stravinsky) 3 wins (8f-8¼f) at 3, Exogenous S.

Wild Current (g Wild Again) 7 wins (6f-7f), 2 to 5, 2nd Damitrius S, Lyman Sprint Championship H.

2nd dam: DARBYVAIL by Roberto. Winner (8f-9f) at 2 and 3. Dam of 3 winners:

DARBY LAKE (f Meadowlake) Winner at 3. Dam of:

New Hope Seven (f Carson City) 2nd Crank It Up S, Genesis S, Seton Hall University S. Dam of: REQUITE (c Warrior’s Reward)) Parrot Key S, 2nd Amsterdam S (G2).

Pastelartist (f Gulch) Placed at 3 and 4. Dam of:

DOWN THE RIVER (f Meadowlake) Winner at 3. Dam of: RIVAL DAN (c Hidden Truth) Clasico Polla de Potrillos (G2).

3rd dam: Luiana by My Babu. Half-sister to CHATEAUGAY (Champion three-year-old colt in the US, Kentucky Derby. Sire); PRIMONETTA (Champion older mare in the US, Marguerite S). Dam of 7 winners:

LITTLE CURRENT (c Sea-Bird) Champion three-year-old colt in the US, Preakness S (G1), Belmont S (G1), 2nd Travers S (G1). Sire.

PRAYERS ‘N PROMISES (f Foolish Pleasure) Matron S (G1), Spinaway S (G1), 3rd Frizette S (G1). Dam of:

NABEEL DANCER (c Northern Dancer) Prix du Gros Chene (G2), 2nd Cork and Orrery S (G3), 3rd Prix de l’Abbaye (G1). Sire.

ANJIZ (c Nureyev) Phoenix Breeders’ Cup S. Sire.

Palm Dove (f Storm Bird) Dam of: BUFFALO BERRY (f Sri Pekan) Reeve Schley, Jr S (G3). Grandam of: CHATTAHOOCHEE WAR (c War Chant) Transylvania S (G3), 3rd Secretariat S (G1); GOLDEN ARROW (c Danehill) Rochestown S, 2nd National S (G1).

WATER DANCE (f Nijinsky) Twilight Tear H, 3rd Long Look H (G2). Dam of:

Sutter’s Prospect (c Mr. Prospector) 3rd Equipoise Mile H (G3). Sire.

FOPPY DANCER (f Fappiano) Winner at 2. Dam of: MAGIC STORM (f Storm Cat) Monmouth Breeders’ Cup Oaks (G2), 3rd Spinaway S (G1). Grandam of: DRILL (c Lawyer Ron) Del Mar Futurity (G1); LACHESIS (f Deep Impact) Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1), Sankei Osaka Hai (G2), 2nd Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1); SATONO ALADDIN (c Deep Impact) Keio Hai Spring Cup (G2).

Fair Renown (f Stage Door Johnny) Placed at 3. Grandam of: CUTTING BLADE (c Sharpo) Coventry S (G3). Sire.

Luv Luiana (f Roberto) Unraced. Dam of:

ALMAZYOON (f Danehill) Emancipation S (G3). Dam of: EL MAZE (g El Moxie) Spring S (G3), City of Marion S, Oakbank S.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 3 3 - - -
Three 10 4 3 1 2
Total 13 7 3 1 2

At 2

1st
Pennsylvania Nursery S, 7f, Philadelphia Park, by 7¾l, beating Favorite Valay, Legacy Reserve, Mr Boxcar.
1st
Port Penn S, 6f, Delaware Park, by 5l, beating Heart Throbbin', E Cash Rich.
1st
Maiden Special Weight, 5½f, Delaware Park, by 8¾l.

At 3

1st
King's Bishop S (G1), 7f, Saratoga, beating First Defence, E Z Warrior, Teuflesberg, Most Distinguished, Bold Start, King of the Roxy, Longley, Pauillac, Forty Grams, Spin Master.
1st
Lane's End S (G2), 9f, Turfway Park, by 3¼l, beating Sedgefield, Joe Got Even, For You Reppo, Starbase, Twilight Meteor, Sports Town, Approval Rating, Forefathers.
1st
Kentucky Cup Classic (G2), 9f, Turfway Park, beating Street Sense, Stream Cat, Cat Shaker.
1st
LeComte S (G3), 8f, Fair Grounds, by 6½l, beating Izzie's Halo, Teuflesberg, Makeithapencaptain, Beta Capo.
2nd
Kentucky Derby (G1), 10f, Chuchill Downs, to Street Sense, beating Curlin, Imawildandcrazyguy, Sedgefield, Circular Quay, Tiago, Any Given Saturday, Sam P, Nobiz Like Shobiz, Domincan, Zanjero, Great Hunter, Liquidity, Bwana Bull, Storm In May, Teuflesberg, Scat Daddy, Stormello, Cowtown Cat.
2nd
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), 10f, Monmouth Park, to Curlin, beating Awesome Gem, Street Sense, Tiago, Any Given Saturday, Lawyer Ron, Diamond Stripes.
2nd
Haskell Invitational (G1), 9f, Monmouth Park, to Any Given Saturday, beating Curlin, Imawildandcrazyguy,Cable Boy, Xchanger, Reata's Shadow.
3rd
Preakness S (G1), 9½f, Pimlico, to Curlin, Street Sense, beating C PWest, Circular Quay, King Of The Roxy, Xchanger, Flying First Class.
4th
Belmont S (G1), 12f, Belmont Park, to Rags To Riches, Curlin, Tiago, beating C P West, Imawildandcrazyguy, Slew's Tizzy.
4th
Southwest S, 8f, Oaklawn Park, to Teuflesberg, Officer Rocket, Forty Grams, beating Xchanger, Going Ballistic, Starbase, Our Sacred Honor, I Got A Dream.

Best progeny

Video footage

Watch him in action
Kentucky Cup Classic (G2), 9f, Turfway Park, 29 September 2007
King's Bishop S (G1), 7f, Saratoga, 25 August 2007
Lane's End S (G2), 9f, Turfway Park, 24 March 2007
Maiden Special Weight, 5.5f, Delaware Park, 22 October 2006

News

Top Score takes Meydan Classic, Nomorerichblondes lands G3 UAE Oaks

It was a banner day at Meydan for Hard Spun on February 23rd, as his three-year-old son Top Score won the Listed Meydan Classic, th

Talented son of Hard Spun claims his third Group victory

Hard Spun’s son Le Romain landed the G3 Southern Cross Stakes over 1200m at Randwick on February 13.


Son of Hard Spun earns first Graded Stakes score by a determined head.

Like a fine wine, six-year-old Taghleeb continues to get better with age. Starting off the new year in style, Taghleeb came with a determined rally to take the G3 W.L.


Hard Spun filly earns third career Graded Stakes victory

Godolphin’s four-year-old Hard Spun filly Promising Run closed strongly to win the G2 Al Rashidiya Stakes going nine furlongs on tu


Son of Hard Spun sets new track record for two-mile turf contest

Taghleeb split horses at the top of the stretch and charged to a one-and-three-quarter length victory in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Gulfstream Park December 31.


Son of Hard Spun earns first Stakes win in his turf debut

Vending Machine made his turf debut a winning one when he rallied from just off the pace to take the eight-furlong Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita December 30.


Arctic Angel wins Listed Merson Cooper Stakes followed by Turnitaround's victory in G3 Eclipse Stakes

Hard Spun recorded at Stakes double at Sandown, Australia, 12 November with his juvenile daughter Arctic Angel scoring a dominant w


Son of Hard Spun becomes dual G1 winner

Derby Day is Australia’s premier day of racing, and this years’ edition saw Le Romain land his second G1 victory in the Cantala Stakes over 1600m at Flemington on Saturday October


Son of Hard Spun goes from last-to-first in final furlong to earn first Stakes victory

Racing in last throughout most of the race, Taghleeb closed like a rocket in the final furlong to win Listed Remington Green Stakes by a half-length September 25.


Four-year-old colt becomes Hard Spun’s second Stakes winner of the afternoon

Watchyourownbobber took command in the stretch and pulled away for a four-and-a-half-length victory in the $400,000 More Than Ready Stakes at Kentucky Downs.


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