Hard Spun

B 2004 16.3HH (1.70M)
By Danzig – Turkish Tryst (Turkoman)
Standing at Jonabell Farm, Kentucky
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 Wood Memorial winner Wicked Strong. No stallion standing for less than $75,000 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, 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) Yasuda Kinen (G1), 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

Daughter brings seven figures on opening day of Keeneland September

North America’s leading sire coming into the marathon Keeenland September Yearling Sale, Medaglia d’Oro yearlings continued to be in high

Son of Hard Spun earns second straight Graded Stakes victory

Timeline earned his second straight Graded Stakes win with a convincing wire-to-wire romp in the G3 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park.


Son of Hard Spun remains undefeated in three career starts

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.


Two daughters of Hard Spun finish in the money as Summer Reading closes for third

Portmagee took the lead right out of the starting gate and never looked back as she cruised to a one-and-a-half length victory in the six-furlong License Fee Stakes at Belmont Park.


Hard Spun sires two TDN Rising Stars within a week

There's only one way to spin it - Hard Spun is storming out of the gate in 2017.


Gatting races away with the G2 WATC Derby in Australia

Talented son of Hard Spun Gatting recorded his second consecutive Stakes success in the G2 WATC Derby over 2400m at Ascot in Wester


Big John B finishes second, completes Stakes exacta for sire Hard Spun

Hard Aces led home a Hard Spun-sired exacta in the G3 Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita when he put away rival Big John B


Hard Spun gelding on course for start in G2 WA Derby

Gatting earned his first Stakes victory when he reeled in rival Final Salute nearing the wire to win the Listed Melvista Stakes at Ascot March 25.


Le Romain wins the Canterbury Stakes in a thrilling finish

Leading son of Hard Spun, Le Romain, scored his third career G1 win in the Canterbury Stakes over 1300m at Royal Randwick on Saturd


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


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