Hard Spun

B 2004 16.3HH (1.70M)
By Danzig – Turkish Tryst (Turkoman)
$40,000 Stands and nurses. Standing at Jonabell Farm, Kentucky
Danzig’s last G1-winning son who sired more first-crop Stakes horses than any other stallion before him. Sire of nine G1 winners so far, including Eclipse Champion Questing and Wood Memorial hero Wicked Strong. No stallion standing for less than $60,000 can match his 7 G1 winners since 2012.

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, ANABAA, BELONG TO ME, CHIEF’S CROWN, DANEHILL, GREEN DESERT, LANGFUHR, LURE, MUJAHID, POLISH NUMBERS, POLISH PRECEDENT, WAR CHANT, 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) 7 wins (5½f-9f) at 2 and 3, King’s Bishop S (G1), Lane’s End S (G2), Kentucky Cup Classic S (G2), 2nd Kentucky Derby (G1), Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Haskell Invitaional S (G1), 3rd Preakness S (G1).

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:

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) C.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). Sire.

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

NABEEL DANCER (c Northern Dancer) Prix du Gros Chene (G2), 3rd Prix de l’Abbaye (G1). Sire.

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

Palm Dove (f Storm Bird) Grandam of:

CHATTAHOOCHEE WAR (c War Chant) Transylvania S (G3), 3rd Secretariat S (G1).

WATER DANCE (f Nijinsky) Twilight Tear H. Dam of:

FOPPY DANCER (f Fappiano) Winner at 2. Dam of: MAGIC STORM (f Storm Cat) Monmouth Breeders’ Cup Oaks (G2). Grandam of: DRILL (c Lawyer Ron) Del Mar Futurity (G1); LACHESIS (f Deep Impact) Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1); SATONO ALADDIN (c Deep Impact) Swan S (G2).

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

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 them go: big wins by his offspring

Le Romain
Canterbury S (G1), 6½f, Randwick, 04 Mar 2017
Le Romain
Cantala S (G1), 8f, Flemington, 29 Oct 2016
Le Romain
Randwick Guineas (G1), 8f, Randwick, 05 Mar 2016
Smooth Roller
Awesome Again S (G1), 9f, Santa Anita, 26 Sep 15
Hard Not to Like
Diana S (G1), 9f, Saratoga, 25 Jul 2015
Hard Aces
Santa Anita Gold Cup (G1), 10f, Santa Anita, 27 Jun 2015

Watch HIM go: see 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

First post-Japan crop to race in 2018

Hard Spun proved it on the track as a G1 winner capable of running short and long.

Daughter of Hard Spun shows class in Oaks success

A substantial edge in class and a perfect ride helped Pleasuring to an impressive victory in the Listed Tasmanian Oaks at Launceston, Tasmania on Sunday, February 25.


Son of Hard Spun goes gate-to-wire for the easy victory

Hit It Once More may have been the longest shot on the board, but he ran like the heavy favorite as he took the lead out of the gate and never looked back on his way to winni


Daughter of Hard Spun earns her second Group Stakes victory of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Promising Run earned her second Group Stakes victory of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival when she held off the late charge of Furia Cruzada to win the G2 Balanchi


Hard Spun filly shows appreciation for a longer trip in Listed Strutt Stakes

The step up to Stakes class was handled as comfortably as the step up in distance by three-year-old filly Pleasuring as she raced to a convincing win in the Listed Strutt Stakes in Hobart on 11 Feb


Daughter of Hard Spun earns fourth career Group Stakes victory

Godolphin’s five-year-old Hard Spun mare Promising Run added another Group victory to her resume with an easy win in the G2 Cape Ve


The stallion who made the most successful start at stud ever is set to do it all over again

Hard Spun's record-breaking first crop included 29 stakes horses, more than any other stallion before him.  Among them were three i


Son of Hard Spun adds Ascot Gold Cup to his WA Derby success

Gatting added another credit to the record of his sire Hard Spun when he won the Li


First stakes start for Hard Spun filly a success!

Since being claimed by trainer Mike Maker in May, the Hard Spun filly Desert Duchess has continued to improve with every race


Medaglia d’Oro’s highest-rated son Astern to stand alongside his sire at Jonabell

Medaglia d’Oro’s best son Astern will join the 2018 Darley stallion roster at Jonabell for a fee o


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