Hard Spun

$35,000 B 2004 16.3HH (1.70M)
Danzig – Turkish Tryst (Turkoman)
Stands and nurses. Standing at Jonabell Farm, Kentucky
Only Into Mischief and Quality Road can match his three G1-winning three-year-olds over the past two seasons. He was the only stallion with five horses to run a 100+ Beyer on dirt in 2020. Current three-year-olds include Churchill Downs maiden winners and TDN Rising Stars Caddo River and Beautiful Memories.

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His winning offspring

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Watch him go: see him at his best

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

Watch THEM go: big wins by his offspring

Hard Not to Love
La Brea S (G1), 7f, Santa Anita, 28 Dec 2019
Spun to Run
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1), 8f, Santa Anita , 02 Nov 2019
Gatting
Makybe Diva S (G1), 8f, Flemington, 14 Sep 2019
Out for a Spin
Ashland S (G1), 8½f, Keeneland, 06 Apr 2019
Smooth Roller
Awesome Again S (G1), 9f, Santa Anita, 26 Sep 15
Hard Not to Like
Diana S (G1), 9f, Saratoga, 25 Jul 2015

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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 1,102 foals aged three and up, including HARD SPUN, ANABAA, BELONG TO ME, CHIEF’S CROWN, DANEHILL, GREEN DESERT, MUJAHID, POLISH PRECEDENT, WAR CHANT, etc.

1st dam: TURKISH TRYST by Turkoman. 4 wins (9f-12f) at 4 and 5, April Run S, 3rd Matchmaker S (G2). Dam of 9 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) Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), Whitney S (G1), 2nd Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)

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

2nd dam: DARBYVAIL by Roberto. 2 wins at 3. Dam of 3 winners:

TURKISH TRYST (f Turkoman) see above.

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), Hill Rise S, 3rd Secretariat S (G1).

WATER DANCE (f Nijinsky) Twilight Tear H, 3rd Long Look H (G2). 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). Sire; LACHESIS (f Deep Impact) Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1); SATONO ALADDIN (c Deep Impact) Yasuda Kinen (G1), Swan S (G2). Sire; 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

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2021 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 - once the mares shed time and date has been confirmed, please follow the steps below:

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Kentucky Department of Agriculture – 2020 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