Grade I winner Hard Spun and sire of top class racehorses will move to Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley Stud in Japan for the 2014 breeding season.
Hard Spun is sired by Danzig out of Turkish Tryst by Turkoman. The stallion stood part of the season at Darley near Lexington, Kentucky. His U.S. fee was $60,000. For the remainder of the season, Hard Spun moved to Darley Kelvinside located in Australia. Here he stood for Aus $16,500 (about $15,607 U.S. dollars).
The successful stud is presently rated second on the third-crop sire list in North America by based on progeny earnings. He is a close second to Street Sense.
In addition to Questing, his 3-year old 2012 champion filly, Hard Spun has 23 career stakes winners. Two of his best include Zo Impressive, winner of the Grade I Mother Goose and European top 3-year-old sprinter Moviesta.
Darley Stud’s head of sales in America, Charlie Boden, said,
Just like Street Sense was in 2013, Hard Spun will be a fantastic addition to our stallion ranks in Japan. … are also looking for ways we can provide breeders access to our stallions on an international scale.
Hard Spun’s 2014 stud fee has not been announced to date.
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