S Spun to Run Hard Spun - Yawkey Way, by Grand Slam
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Breeders' Cup Champion Miler

The fastest son of Hard Spun, from the influential Danzig sire line, Spun to Run demonstrated class and remarkable speed during his sophomore campaign. A top miler and millionaire, he concluded his campaign with three consecutive triple digit Beyers, including an open length victory in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1).

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Among the top three-year-olds of his crop, Spun to Run demonstrated both class and remarkable speed during his sophomore campaign. In the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), he defeated some of the best of his generation, scoring a determined 2 ¾ length victory over Omaha Beach, Improbable, Mr. Money, Coal Front and Diamond Oops, while posting a 109 Beyer Speed Figure.

Following his triumph in the Breeders’ Cup, Spun to Run closed his three-year-old campaign with a runner-up finish to Eclipse Champion Maximum Security in the Cigar Mile (G1), earning a 105 Beyer. Spun to Run also placed in the Haskell Invitational (G1) and retired with career earnings of $1,160,520.

Spun to Run is the fastest son of Hard Spun (Danzig), sire of 3 Grade 1 winners in 2019 and 16 Grade 1 stakes horses lifetime. His first three dams are all juvenile winners including his dam, Yawkey Way (Grand Slam), who was a juvenile stakes winner at Saratoga and is also a multiple stakes producer.

Pedigree Analysis for Spun to Run

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Spun to Run is the fastest son of Hard Spun, himself a world-record breaking sire, by Danzig. His is out of a stakes winning and multiple stakes producing mare, and from the immediate family of the red-hot young sire, Constitution.

Mr Prospector looked a natural foil for Hard Spun, and that has been borne out in reality. Out of mares by Seeking the Gold, he has three graded winners, including Champion Questing, and this suggests mares by such as Petitionville, Mutakddim and Cape Town. The Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector has been very successful under Hard Spun, including grade one winner Hard Aces out of a mare by Quiet American, and grade one winner, Smooth Roller, out of a mare by Unbridled, and graded winner Timeline out of a mare by that horse’s son, Empire Maker. There are also two stakes winners out of mares by Unbridled’s Song, one graded, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Unbridled son, Birdstone.

Spun to Run is out of a mare who stems from the Mr. Prospector line via Grand Slam, a son of Gone West, and he should cross well over mares by other sons and grandsons of that horse. On this cross, Hard Spun and sons have four stakes winners out of mares by Mr. Greeley, and another out of a mare by that horse’s son, El Corredor; two stakes winners out of mares by Elusive Quality (sire of Quality Road); and grade one winner Out For a Spin from a daughter of Came Home. This also suggests mares by Speightstown and his son, Munnings.

From the Forty Niner branch of Mr. Prospector, there is are graded winners out of mares by Distorted Humor and End Sweep, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Sunday Break. We can also note a graded winner out of mare by Smart Strike (sire of Curlin, Lookin at Lucky and English Channel); two stakes winners out of mares by sons of Kingmambo (sire of Lemon Drop Kid); stakes winners out of mares by Lord Carson and Five Star Day, sons of Carson City (also sire of City Zip); and a stakes winner out of a mare by Fusaichi Pegasus.

One of Hard Spun’s best runners, Hard Not to Like is out of a mare by Tactical Cat, a son of Storm Cat, and also has stakes winners by Storm Cat himself, as well as out of daughters of Forest Wildcat, First Samurai (by Giant’s Causeway) and Stormy Atlantic. Storm Cat is by Storm Bird, and there is a stakes winner for Hard Spun out of mare by Storm Bird son, Summer Squall, and Hard Spun has grade one winner Wicked Strong out of a mare by Charismatic, a son that horse.

Hard Spun has sired grade one winner Hard Not to Love out of a mare by Vindication, and graded winner Big John B., out of a mare by Doneraile Court, both sons of Seattle Slew. He has also sired four stakes winners, one grade two, out of mares by A.P. Indy, and another out of a mare by that horse’s son, Pulpit (sire of Tapit).

Hard Spun has grade one winner Hardest Core, by Housebuster, and a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Mt. Livermore (also sire of Orientate), and a grade two winner out of a mare by Rahy, which also suggests mares by Runaway Groom and his son, Cherokee Run. Hard Spun also has grade one winner Zo Impressive out of a mare by Cozzene (sire of Mizzen Mast and Alphabet Soup), stakes winners out of mares by the Roberto sons Dynaformer and Red Ransom, and grade one winner Gatting out of a mare by Lonhro.

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Spun to Run
2016 Dark Bay/Brown

Hard Spun

Yawkey Way

Danzig

Turkish Tryst

Grand Slam

Is Kylie Good

Northern Dancer

Pas de Nom

Turkoman

Darbyvail

Gone West

Bright Candles

Touch Gold

Assombrie

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AgeStartsFirstSecondThirdEarnings
23011$19,860
39 (6)5 (3) 1 (1)2 (1)$1,140,660
Total12 (6)5 (3)2 (1)3 (1)$1,160,520
Won at 3

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita, 8F D by 2 3/4 L, 109 Beyer, 0 Thoro-Graph; defeating Omaha Beach, Blue Chipper, Snapper Sinclair, etc.

Smarty Jones S. (G3) at Parx, 8.5F D by head, 97 Beyer,  0 Thoro-Graph; defeating Gray Magician, Top Line Growth, etc.

M.P. Ballezzi Appreciation Mile S. at Parx, 8F D by 6 3/4 L, 110 Beyer, 0 Thoro-Graph; defeating Someday Jones, Forewarned, etc.

AOC at Parx, 8F D by 7 1/4 L, 0 Thoro-Graph; defeating Whistling Birds, Trainfourtwentyone, etc.

MSW at Parx, 1 mile 70 yards by 3 1/4 L; defeating Whistling Birds, Manipulate, etc.

2nd at 3

Cigar Mile H. (G1) at Aqueduct, 8F D, 105 Beyer; to Maximum Security, defeating True Timber, Looking at Bikinis, etc.

3rd at 3

Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth, 9F D; to Maximum Security, Mucho Gusto, defeating Everfast, King for a Day, etc.

MSW at Aqueduct, 7F D; to Tikhvin Flew, defeating Classic Romeo, U R Not So Bad, etc.

2nd at 2

MSW at Parx, 7F D; to Gates of Dawn, defeating Dubrovsky, etc.

3rd at 2

MSW at Aqueduct, 6F D; to Haikal, defeating Mine the Coin, Munny Thief, etc.

There is no progeny information for Spun to Run at this time.

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