Client Success: Hard Spun Filly Comes From Far Off The Pace

Hard Spun

Hard Spun

SUMMER IN SARATOGA (f, 4, Hard Spun–Love Theway Youare {GISW, $372,990}, by Arch)

SUMMER IN SARATOGA (f, 4, Hard Spun–Love Theway Youare {GISW, $372,990}, by Arch) raced far off of the pace three wide and swung five wide turning for home. The Hard Spun filly rallied outside of foes to bid in the final furlong and then shifted in through the late stages herding in recently stakes-placed Sorrentina Lemon (Lemon Drop Kid) inwards and prevailed at the wire to win by a nose.

Sales history: $200,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP; $165,000 HRA ’19 FTKHRA. Lifetime Record: 10-3-1-2, $180,092. O- Highlander Training Center; B-My Meadowview LLC (KY); T-Joe Sharp.

Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Larry Hirsch (Highlander Training Center), purchased Summer in Saratoga at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Horses of Racing Age Sale from the consignment of Denali Stud.

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