Darley continued the revamp of its Kentucky roster with news Hard Spun will transfer from Jonabell Farm to Japan for the 2014 northern breeding season.
The announcement comes a day after Darley relegated Any Given Saturday (Distorted Humor) from Kentucky to a stud in Pennsylvania.
Hard Spun’s three northern crops include USA G1 winners Questing (Alabama Stakes & Zo Impressive (Mother Goose Stakes) and UK G2 winners Red Duke (Superlative Stakes) & Moviesta (King George Stakes).
He also sired last year’s LR Zen-Nihon Nisai Yushun winner Someries.
A Group 1 winning son of Danzig, he replaces Street Sense (Street Cry) who will transfer back to Kentucky.
Hard Spun was a Top 10 stallion among Australia’s second-season sires in 2012-13 and he is currently standing for a $16,500 (inc gst) fee at Darley’s Northwood Park base in Victoria.
– Karl Patterson