Hard Spun

$40,000 B 2004 16.3HH (1.70M)
By Danzig – Turkish Tryst (Turkoman)
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. 2018 yearlings have sold for $950,000, $560,000, $450,000, etc.

News

In the news

Medaglia d’Oro will top the roster at $200,000

This year has seen Medaglia d’Oro enjoy fantastic returns in the sales ring.

Four-year-old son of Hard Spun shatters Man O’ War’s 98-year-old track record

Centennial Farms’ Rocketry earned his first Stakes victory in spectacular fashion when he rallied from off the pace to capture the Temperence Hill Invitational Stakes by one-


Daughter of Hard Spun pulls away late to take Listed Grosser Preis von Engel & Volkers Dusseldorf-Fliegerpreis

Clear Water took command with a furlong to run and pulled away to win the Listed Grosser Preis von Engel & Volkers Dusseldorf-Fliegerpreis by two-and-a-quarter lengths at


Son of Hard Spun wins fourth career Blacktype event in New York

In his first Stakes win of the year, the Haynesfield Stakes back in February, Hard Spun’s Hit It Once More was sent off as the long


Son of Hard Spun confirms his place as his sire’s greatest money winner
The evergreen and versatile Le Romain added a fifth Stakes win to his record, turning in a consummate performance to take the G3 Show County Quality at Royal Randwic

Medaglia d'Oro yearlings top the sale at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

Before we get into the amazing results for Medaglia d'Oro at Saratoga's select yearling sale on August 8, perhaps a


First Stakes victory for son of Hard Spun

Homespun Hero put away rival Determined Vision in the final furlong to capture the Meadow Stable Stakes by a length at Laurel Park 4 Aug.


Three-time Stakes winner too strong for Earth Angel and Teodora

Consistent filly Pleasuring has given her sire Hard Spun another Australian Stakes


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.


Best progeny

His winning offspring

Video footage

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

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

Pedigree

What he’s made of...

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

What a looker!

Race record

His successful career

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.

Breeding forms

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2018 Mare Information Sheet - this form must be on file before your mare can be booked. Please double-check pedigree, correct spelling and ownership.

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Breeding Shed Form and Shed Requirements - this form must accompany the mare on each trip to the breeding shed. Thank you for your assistance.

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Hard Spun’s progeny at the races