Hard Spun

$40,000 B 2004 16.3HH (1.70M)
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. 2018 yearlings sold for $950,000, $560,000, $450,000, etc. His first post-Japan three-year-olds include TDN Rising Stars Hard Not To Love and Hidden Scroll, whose 104 Beyer on debut at Gulfstream is tied with Justify as the co-highest debut Beyer in five years.

News

In the news

Hard Spun filly impressive in earning her first Graded Stakes victory

Marylou Whitney’s Hard Legacy provided trainer Norm Casse with the first Graded Stakes win of his fledgling career with a stylish, front-running victory in the G3 Regret Stakes at

Son of Hard Spun makes G3 Hyperion Stakes his fifth Stakes win

A determined performance by Gatting caused a major upset in the G3 Hyperion Stakes at Belmont (WA) and at the same time took him a step closer to a Melbourne spri


Son of Hard Spun never threatened in gate-to-wire romp

Malpais took the lead right out of the starting gate and never looked back as he rolled to a four-length victory in the Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles


Hard Spun gelding earns his first Graded Stakes victory by two lengths

Hard Empire notched his first Graded Stakes win when he captured the G3 R N Irwin Stakes by two lengths at Morphettville 13 April.


Daughter of Hard Spun punches her ticket to the G1 Kentucky Oaks

Out For A Spin battled with Restless Rider through the stretch on her way to earning a hard-fought neck victory in the G1 Central Bank Ashland Stakes at Keeneland


Daughter of Hard Spun overcomes slow start to earn her first Stakes win

Samara overcame a slow start to capture the $75,000 Captiva Island Stakes by a head at Gulfstream Park March 9.


Son of Hard Spun rallies from off the pace to earn his first Graded Stakes victory

A Thread Of Blue rallied from off the pace to win the G3 Palm Beach Stakes by three-quarters of a length at Gulfstream Park March 2.


Son of Hard Spun wires the field to earn his first Stakes win

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.


Hard Spun colt stamps himself as potential Kentucky Derby contender

Hard Spun's three-year-old son Hidden Scroll turned in a spectacular performance on debut at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 2


On the track, in the ring, improving mares. Take your pick. It’s actually quite easy with Hard Spun.

What a run, if you will, for Hard Spun.


Best progeny

His winning offspring

Video footage

Watch HIM go: see him in action...

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

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

Hard Not to Like
Jenny Wiley S (G1), 8½f, Keeneland, 12 Apr 2014
Wicked Strong
Wood Memorial S (G1), 9f, Aqueduct, 05 Apr 2014
Questing
Alabama S (G1), 10f, Saratoga, 18 Aug 2012
Questing
CCA Oaks (G1), 9f, Saratoga, 21 Jul 2012
Zo Impressive
Mother Goose S (G1), 8½f, Belmont, 23 Jun 2012
Le Romain
Canterbury S (G1), 6½f, Randwick, 04 Mar 2017

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. Dam of:

RARE EVENT (f A P Indy) 4 wins at 3 and 4. Dam of: IMPROBABLE (c City Zip) Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity (G1), 2nd Arkansas Derby (G1), Rebel S (G2).  

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); Flawless Magic (f Deep Impact) 2nd Fukushima Himba S (G3).

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

Conformation

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

In this section you can view and print the forms necessary for the 2019 breeding season.

2019 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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Kentucky Department of Agriculture – 2019 testing requirements for imported mares to be bred.

C.E.M. testing and treatment requirements.

Importing from C.E.M. affected countries.

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Hard Spun’s progeny at the races