Wicked Strong

Wicked Strong

Hard Spun's Best Son

$7,500 S&N
Hard Spun – Moyne Abbey, by Charismatic
2011, Bay - Entered Stud: 2016 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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Six-figure 2-year-olds from his first crop in 2019 already include $425,000, $150,000, $110,000, $100,000, $95,000, etc.

Six-figure yearlings from his first crop in 2018 included $150,000, $140,000, $130,000, etc.

Won Aqueduct’s $1,000,000 Wood Memorial (G1) by a dominant 3 ½ lengths at 3, running 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.31 — the fastest time since Bellamy Road in 2005, faster than Tapit, Unbridled’s Song, Frosted, etc.

Won Saratoga’s Jim Dandy (G2) by 2 ¼ lengths over Tonalist at 3, running 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.16.

Runner-up by a nose in Travers (G1) at 3 and Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at 4, third by a half-length in Remsen (G2) at 2 and Woodward (G1) at 4.

Earned 9 triple-digit Beyers, and in the money in 13 Graded stakes from 2-to-4, including 9 G1s — Earnings of $1,994,460.

The best son of HARD SPUN — one of DANZIG’s best sons — and from an active and deep female family.

Covered 396 mares his first three books combined — First 2yos hit the track in 2019.

ELIGIBLE FOR SAFE BET PROGRAM IN 2019



Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 3 1 1 1 (1) $113,000
3 8 2 (2) 1 (1) 0 $1,361,610
4 8 0 2 (2) 2 (2) $519,850
Total 19 3 (2) 4 (3) 3 (3) $1,994,460

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Belmont Park (8f, by 4 1/4 lengths, defeating Cool Samurai, Bourbon Sense, Mischieviously, Away Game, Goodnewsisnonews, Tourist, Endowment Manager, Tap to the Street, Monopolist).

3rd at 2

  • Remsen S. at Aqueduct (G2, 9f, to Honor Code, Cairo Prince, defeating Intense Holiday, Master Lightning, Matuszak, Afleet Accompli, Mental Iceberg).

Won at 3

  • Wood Memorial S. at Aqueduct (G1, 9f, by 3 ½ lengths, defeating Samraat, Social Inclusion, Schivarelli, Uncle Sigh, Noble Moon, Kristo, Effinex, Harpoon, Los Borrachos).
  • Jim Dandy S. at Saratoga (G2, 9f, defeating Tonalist, Kid Cruz, Commanding Curve, Ulanbator, Legend).

2nd at 3

  • Travers S. at Saratoga (G1, 10f, by a nose to V. E. Day, defeating Tonalist, Kid Cruz, Mr Speaker, Viva Majorca, Charge Now, Ulanbator, Commanding Curve, Bayern).

2nd at 4

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup S. at Belmont Park (G1, 10f, to Tonalist, defeating Effinex, Coach Inge, Looks to Spare, Constitution).
  • Forbidden Apple S. at Belmont Park (8f, turf, to King Kreesa, defeating Vyjack, Reload, Grand Arch, Howe Great).

3rd at 4

  • Woodward S. at Saratoga (G1, 9f, to Liam’s Map, Coach Inge, defeating Effinex, Mylute, Bay of Plenty, Commanding Curve, Protonico).
  • Excelsior S. at Aqueduct(G3, 10f, to Effinex, Red Rifle, defeating Micromanage, Turco Bravo (CHI), Stormin Monarcho).

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Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 2-5-11-0-0 (18) DI = 2.27 CD = 0.50

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Wicked Strong

A grade one winner of almost $2,000,000, Wicked Strong is the highest-earning stallion son of Danzig’s record-breaking stallion son, Hard Spun, from an excellent Fred Hooper family.

Wicked Strong is out of a mare by a son of Summer Squall, and that would make him intriguing with mares descending from that horse’s three-quarters relative Storm Cat. We can note that Hard Spun has multiple grade one winner Hard Not to Like out of a mare by Tactical Cat and a stakes winner out of a mare by Forest Wildcat. The successful cross of Danzig line stallions with Sadler’s Wells line mares is worth trying here with mares by El Prado and his sons, and Wicked Strong should also do well with Deputy Minister line mares.

Hard Spun has already established a very strong relationship with Mr. Prospector line mares. There are three stakes winners by Hard Spun out of mares by Mr. Prospector himself. Hard Spun’s Champion Three-Year-Old Filly Questing is out of a mare by Seeking the Gold. He has stakes winners out of mares by Gone West and his sons Mr. Greeley and Elusive Quality. From the Forty Niner branch comes graded scorer Island Town, out of a mare by Distorted Humor. The Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector has been particularly good here, with grade one winners out of mares by Quiet American and Unbridled, a graded winner out of a mare by Empire Maker, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Unbridled’s Song. There are also Hard Spun stakes winners out of mares descending from Mr. Prospector through Carson City, Miswaki, Kingmambo (who would be interesting through Lemon Drop Kid) and Fusaichi Pegasus. Mr. Prospector is a son of Raise a Native, and from another branch of that line, Hard Spun has a stakes winner out of a mare by Alydar son, Strike the Gold.

Any mare carrying A.P. Indy will give a duplication of his dam, the exceptional broodmare, Weekend Surprise, and Hard Spun already has three stakes winners, one a group winner, out of mares by that sire, as well as a stakes winner out of a mare by Doneraile Court – who would be especially interesting here – and who, like A.P. Indy, is a son of Seattle Slew.

From the Blushing Groom line, Hard Spun has a grade one winner out of a mare by Housebuster, and a stakes winner out of a mare by his sire, Mt. Livermore, and graded winner out of a mare by Rahy. He also has a grade one winner out of a mare by Cozzene, and from the Roberto line, stakes winners out of mares by Dynaformer and Roberto.

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Wicked Strong

A grade one winner of almost $2,000,000, Wicked Strong is the highest-earning stallion son of Danzig’s record-breaking stallion son, Hard Spun, from an excellent Fred Hooper family.

Wicked Strong is out of a mare by a son of Summer Squall, and that would make him intriguing with mares descending from that horse’s three-quarters relative Storm Cat. We can note that Hard Spun has multiple grade one winner Hard Not to Like out of a mare by Tactical Cat and a stakes winner out of a mare by Forest Wildcat. The successful cross of Danzig line stallions with Sadler’s Wells line mares is worth trying here with mares by El Prado and his sons, and Wicked Strong should also do well with Deputy Minister line mares.

Hard Spun has already established a very strong relationship with Mr. Prospector line mares. There are three stakes winners by Hard Spun out of mares by Mr. Prospector himself. Hard Spun’s Champion Three-Year-Old Filly Questing is out of a mare by Seeking the Gold. He has stakes winners out of mares by Gone West and his sons Mr. Greeley and Elusive Quality. From the Forty Niner branch comes graded scorer Island Town, out of a mare by Distorted Humor. The Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector has been particularly good here, with grade one winners out of mares by Quiet American and Unbridled, a graded winner out of a mare by Empire Maker, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Unbridled’s Song. There are also Hard Spun stakes winners out of mares descending from Mr. Prospector through Carson City, Miswaki, Kingmambo (who would be interesting through Lemon Drop Kid) and Fusaichi Pegasus. Mr. Prospector is a son of Raise a Native, and from another branch of that line, Hard Spun has a stakes winner out of a mare by Alydar son, Strike the Gold.

Any mare carrying A.P. Indy will give a duplication of his dam, the exceptional broodmare, Weekend Surprise, and Hard Spun already has three stakes winners, one a group winner, out of mares by that sire, as well as a stakes winner out of a mare by Doneraile Court – who would be especially interesting here – and who, like A.P. Indy, is a son of Seattle Slew.

From the Blushing Groom line, Hard Spun has a grade one winner out of a mare by Housebuster, and a stakes winner out of a mare by his sire, Mt. Livermore, and graded winner out of a mare by Rahy. He also has a grade one winner out of a mare by Cozzene, and from the Roberto line, stakes winners out of mares by Dynaformer and Roberto.

Media

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Wicked Strong 2014 Wood Memorial G1
Wicked Strong 2014 Jim Dandy G2
Wicked Strong 2013 Remsen S. G2
Wicked Strong 2013 Maiden Special Weight
Wicked Strong | Wood Memorial 2015 | NYRA Photo
Wicked Strong | Wood Memorial 2015 | NYRA Photo
Wicked Strong | 2015 Wood Memorial G1 | NYRA Photo
Wicked Strong | 2015 Wood Memorial G1 | NYRA Photo
Wicked Strong 2014 Jim Dandy G2
Wicked Strong 2014 Jim Dandy G2
Secretly Wicked is Wicked Strong's first time starter and first time winner | Keeneland
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Hip 134 $425,000 filly | 2019 OBS March
Hip 110 $150,000 filly | 2019 OBS March | Photos by Z
Hip 110 $150,000 filly | 2019 OBS March | Photos by Z
Hip 2832 $150,000 filly | 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale
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Hip 3410 $100,000 colt | 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale
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