From North America to Australia, SPUN TO RUN’s sireline has proven to be one of the most prominent in the world.
No matter where you look, Danzig’s sons and grandsons are on top of sires lists with each generation proving to be just as good at producing sire-of-sires as the last. Notable sire-of-sires and emerging sire-of-sires from the line include the great Danehill and his champion sire sons Redoute’s Choice and Danehill Dancer and top sires War Front and Invincible Spirit.
Each successful stallion from the line also proved to be a top racehorse sire before passing the mantle onto his sons – while in many cases also continuing to sire top racehorses. It isn’t surprising in this era to see new Danzig-lined stallions joined by sons on the top sire lists, though many of those see Danzig nearly off the page of the runners.
However, in the last few years, a new sire from the line has started to make his mark as a sire-of-sires from limited sons at stud.
That newest emerging sire-of-sire? Danzig’s son and SPUN TO RUN’S own sire, Hard Spun.
From Danzig’s second-to-last crop, Hard Spun sees his first major stallion sons at stud among the leaders of the first and second crops. Canadian sire Reload leads all freshmen with six stakes horses while Wicked Strong is among the top stallions on the second crop list. What is something else they have in common?
Neither stands in Kentucky in 2021.
Hard Spun’s fastest son, SPUN TO RUN gives breeders the chance to tap into the line in the Bluegrass state. But more importantly, he has strong credentials outside his sire to show why he has potential to become Hard Spun’s best son at stud.
As the old adage goes, great milers make great stallions and SPUN TO RUN proved to be a great miler.
Gainesway’s new stallion beat some of the best milers in the country in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) while registering one of the fastest speed figures of any 3-year-old at a mile or more in a banner crop of colts. He registered a 0 five times on the Thorograph and three triple digit Beyers rounded out his campaign – including a 109 in his Breeders’ Cup victory when defeating a group that included Omaha Beach (2021 stud fee of $35,000) and Improbable ($40,000).
SPUN TO RUN has the speed and his pedigree has the precocity with his first three dams all juvenile winners, including his juvenile stakes winning dam. Proving to be a top producer in addition to a top juvenile runner, she has produced 50% stakes winners from starters.
Standing for $12,500 at Gainesway in 2021, SPUN TO RUN has everything needed to be a successful sire – the right sire line, spectacular speed at a mile, a precocious family, and the looks to promise his foals will be a hit in the sales ring and on the track.