Hard Spun to stand in Japan

Hard Spun, the world’s best three-year-old sprinter of 2007 and now sire of Eclipse Champion Questing, will stand at Darley’s stud in Japan for the 2014 northern hemisphere breeding season

An undefeated Stakes winner at two, Hard Spun won all three of his juvenile starts by a combined 22 lengths. As a three year old he won an unforgettable G1 King’s Bishop, America’s premier 7-furlong race, and finished second to fellow Darley stallion Street Sense in the G1 Kentucky Derby.  With the versatility to also run at Classic distances, Hard Spun finished on the board in all three of America’s Triple Crown races and was heroic once again when second in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic of 2007.

As a stallion, Hard Spun has been a phenomenal success.  In 2012 he sired Eclipse Champion Questing and G1 winner Zo Impressive. Hard Spun is now the sire of 23 Stakes winners from his first two crops, including Someries who won the Zen-Nihon Nisai Yushun in Japan in 2012. 

A magnificent son of Danzig, an all-time great sire of sires, Hard Spun has been very well supported by breeders in Kentucky and received his best book of mares in 2013. 

Shotaro Kajiya, Darley’s Nominations Manager, said, “We are delighted to offer our clients in Japan the opportunity to breed to Hard Spun. Hard Spun is Danzig’s last great son and his achievements at stud are following in his sire’s footsteps.  Hard Spun’s progeny have been successful on both turf and dirt and he’s already got three G1 winners including Japanese talent Someries who won the Zen-Nihon Nisai Yushun. We look forward to showing him to breeders next year.” 

His covering fee will be set at a later date. 


For further information please contact Shotaro Kajiya on + 81 80 6094 9967.