Hard Spun Foals

Happy Endings
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:39 am

Video of SPUN TO RUN returning from a 2-mile gallop.

https://twitter.com/Racingwithbruno/sta ... 33956?s=19
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:44 am

MTO wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Happy Endings wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:14 pm
Major accomplishment for Hard Spun getting 3 G1-winning 3yos on dirt this year> https://twitter.com/theTDN/status/12117 ... 03425?s=20

2019 has been his best year since 2012 when he had Questing and Zo Impressive winning G1 races on the dirt. There were 3 G1 wins between them, but still only 2 G1 winners. And Questing got the Eclipse for 3yo filly. Also, I can't remember any year when he had a graded winning 2yo like Green Light Go. Am I overlooking someone? That slower to mature nature of his offspring is what I think has held him back from being a higher priced stallion. He had 29 stakes winners (maybe more, I forget now) in his first crop but many of those were 4yo and older by the time they did that. At the time they said no other stallion before him had ever gotten that many stakes winners in their first crop.
His 2020 stud fee is a steal. Wonder if he's fully booked.
Don't know, but he should be at that price because he is currently at #10 on general sires list for North America and #6 for all sires. He has regularly been in the top 20. He is only sire with 3 G1 winners. Quality Road has 4 and everyone else has fewer. 2019 has been a good year for him.
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:15 pm

XBTV Podcast Episode 12, Dec 31, about last Saturday's races. They discuss Hard Not To Love from 10:43 min - 14:30 min.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/xbtv ... 6_08-08_00
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:10 pm

Other Things Equal won race #5 at Aqueduct today. Had a very wide trip so the win was better than it looked. He was also claimed by Steve Asmussen. His record is now 6-2-1-0.

video: https://www.nyra.com/aqueduct/racing/results#race5

or: https://www.nyra.com/aqueduct/racing/replays
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Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:16 am

Found this tidbit about A THREAD OF BLUE:

https://twitter.com/TripleDeadHeat/stat ... 75712?s=19
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:26 pm

A new baby we have not seen before:

https://twitter.com/TomRyanKY/status/12 ... 21216?s=19
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:18 pm

Happy Endings wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:26 pm
A new baby we have not seen before:

https://twitter.com/TomRyanKY/status/12 ... 21216?s=19
It''s weird hearing of a 3 year old and then realizing this was a 2 year old a few days ago.

He has the side eye look, like some of the good ones do. Name is CENSORED. 2nd Dam isstakes winner Foxy Danseur. First dam is Miss Centerfold - stakes placed.
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:58 pm

We have some good ones to look forward to seeing run this year. Very exciting. I am wondering what is going on with Spinoff.
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Happy Endings wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:58 pm
We have some good ones to look forward to seeing run this year. Very exciting. I am wondering what is going on with Spinoff.
SPINOFF dropped off the radar Sept 2019. I keep checking for workouts or news stories and cannot find anything.
Not sure whether he's taking a layoff, was injured or retired or even if he is still alive. He was pointed to the G1 PA Derby per Pletcher as of a few days before entries for that race. Then he didn't enter and no reason was given and zero news about SPINOFF since then.
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Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:05 pm

MTO wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:02 am
Happy Endings wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:58 pm
We have some good ones to look forward to seeing run this year. Very exciting. I am wondering what is going on with Spinoff.
SPINOFF dropped off the radar Sept 2019. I keep checking for workouts or news stories and cannot find anything.
Not sure whether he's taking a layoff, was injured or retired or even if he is still alive. He was pointed to the G1 PA Derby per Pletcher as of a few days before entries for that race. Then he didn't enter and no reason was given and zero news about SPINOFF since then.
Yeah, I remember that. His last race was a good one. Baffling. I've been looking for works, too, but haven't seen anything. Wish I knew how to contact the Pletcher operation to ask.
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:21 am

Invitations to the Pegasus World Cup races are out. Spun To Run to the World Cup; A Thread of Blue and Lucullan are alternates for the Turf, so they will need some defections to get in. Blue is #3 and Lucullan #5 on the list of 5 alternates.
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm

A THREAD OF BLUE and LUCULLAN both nominated to G3 Tropical Turf (1 mile) at Gulfstream Park on 1/11/2020

MALPAIS nominated to Duncan Kenner Stakes. 6 furlongs dirt at Fairgrounds 1/18/2020
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MTO wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm
A THREAD OF BLUE and LUCULLAN both nominated to G3 Tropical Turf (1 mile) at Gulfstream Park on 1/11/2020

MALPAIS nominated to Duncan Kenner Stakes. 6 furlongs dirt at Fairgrounds 1/18/2020
Great information, thanks MTO! Probably good spots for them, though I hate it when they run against each other because only one can win and I always want them all to win! lol!
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:52 pm

With 3, Hard Spun had the most 3yo G1 winners this year.

https://twitter.com/DarleyAmerica/statu ... 01955?s=20
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:45 pm

Happy Endings wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:38 pm
MTO wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm
A THREAD OF BLUE and LUCULLAN both nominated to G3 Tropical Turf (1 mile) at Gulfstream Park on 1/11/2020

MALPAIS nominated to Duncan Kenner Stakes. 6 furlongs dirt at Fairgrounds 1/18/2020
Great information, thanks MTO! Probably good spots for them, though I hate it when they run against each other because only one can win and I always want them all to win! lol!
Maybe 1 of them runs in the G3. It's only nominations. Maybe neither of them run.

Horse Racing Nation has A Thread of Blue as "probable" for the G3 and Lucullan isn't even listed for it. We'll know soon, since entries will be out in a few days.
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:56 pm

MTO wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:45 pm
Happy Endings wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:38 pm
MTO wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm
A THREAD OF BLUE and LUCULLAN both nominated to G3 Tropical Turf (1 mile) at Gulfstream Park on 1/11/2020

MALPAIS nominated to Duncan Kenner Stakes. 6 furlongs dirt at Fairgrounds 1/18/2020
Great information, thanks MTO! Probably good spots for them, though I hate it when they run against each other because only one can win and I always want them all to win! lol!
Maybe 1 of them runs in the G3. It's only nominations. Maybe neither of them run.

Horse Racing Nation has A Thread of Blue as "probable" for the G3 and Lucullan isn't even listed for it. We'll know soon, since entries will be out in a few days.
Yes, similar thing just happened for A Thread of Blue re the Tropical Park Derby before the holidays, though in that instance he was entered but scratched. I imagine trainers nominate for way more races that they expect to actually enter. Then they can pick and choose which have the most favorable circumstances in relation to how the horse is doing at the time. All good!
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Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:55 pm

MTO wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm
A THREAD OF BLUE and LUCULLAN both nominated to G3 Tropical Turf (1 mile) at Gulfstream Park on 1/11/2020

MALPAIS nominated to Duncan Kenner Stakes. 6 furlongs dirt at Fairgrounds 1/18/2020
A THREAD OF BLUE is entered in the G3 Tropical Turf. Lucullan isn't entered.

Entries with PPs
http://www.brisnet.com/php/bw_pdf_viewe ... m3=1434200
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:41 pm

Bloodhorse article about A THREAD OF BLUE

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... pical-turf

After missing two starts because of damp conditions, Leonard Green's A Thread of Blue will return Jan. 11 in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park, where he won three straight races during the previous Championship Meet.

The 4-year-old Hard Spun colt is expected to face nine others....

...."The Pegasus was there, but this race Saturday suits us a little better," he said, "so we're going to do that.
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