Two Phil’s

Two Phil’s

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Hard Spun - Mia Torri, by General Quarters

Danzig Speed

  • Graded stakes-winning juvenile and multiple Graded stakes-winning sophomore. 4-time stakes winner by a combined 26 lengths
  • The first 3YO of his crop to record three consecutive 100+ Beyers, including 105s in the Kentucky Derby and Ohio Derby.
  • Earned a 5 1/2 Ragozin twice, in the Ohio Derby (G3) and the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3)—the best Ragozin figure earned by any horse who won a Kentucky Derby prep race this year
  • Runner-up in the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) by 1 length after turning in arguably the best performance of any horse in the race, sitting close on an extremely hot pace and hitting the stretch a length in front
  • $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) Beyer is equal to or higher than every Derby winner in the last 15 years
  • Precocious just like his sire HARD SPUN. Both were 2-time stakes winners at 2 and won the same Derby prep before finishing 2nd in the Kentucky Derby

One of the most talented members of his generation, Two Phil’s is by Danzig’s world record-breaking stallion son, Hard Spun, and out of a multiple BTW/multiple Graded-placed sprinter. Hard Spun has crossed well with mares from the Mr. Prospector line. Particularly outstanding has been the Gone West branch through such as by Speightstown, Grand Slam, Mr. Greeley, Elusive Quality, Proud Citizen and Came Home. Hard Spun has also enjoyed exceptional success with the Fappiano branch, including through Quiet American (grandsire of Midnight Lute) and Unbridled, including through Empire Maker and Unbridled’s Song and sons. Looking at other branches of Mr. Prospector, we can note success with Smart Strike, Carson City, Distorted Humor, Fusaichi Pegasus and Kingmambo. Hard Spun has enjoyed success with the Storm Cat branch of Northern Dancer, including via Tactical Cat, Forest Wildcat, Giant’s Causeway and Stormy Atlantic. The cross of Hard Spun and sons with mares from the Sadler’s Wells branch has produced BTWs out of mares by Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Galileo. A.P. Indy will be back in the fifth generation of Two Phil’s offspring and it would be worth crossing him back over mares from this line, including through Congrats—a brother to Flatter—with other sources including Malibu Moon, Mineshaft and Bernardini. Out of mares from the Roberto line, Hard Spun has GSWs out of mares by Red Ransom and Arch (sire of Blame) and a BTW out of a mare by Dynaformer (sire of Temple City, Point of Entry and Brilliant Speed). Hard Spun also has G1Ws from daughters of Lonhro and Cozzene.

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 5 3(2) 0 0 $195,450
3 5 2(2) 2(2) 1(1) $1,388,000
Totals 10 5(4) 2(2) 1(1) $1,583,450
Won at 2:
  • Street Sense S. (G3) at Churchill Downs (8.5f, D, by 5 1/4 lengths, defeating Hayes Strike, Fliparino, Top Recruit, Red Route One, Honed, Frosted Departure, Jace’s Road, Boppy O, Western Ghent).
  • Shakopee Juvenile S. at Canterbury Park (6f, D, by 9 3/4 lengths, defeating Runtoday, Coffee Caliente, Magic Glass, Rockin the Dad Bod, Summer All Year, Unrivaled Queen, Blackteca).
  • A maiden special weight at Colonial Downs (6f, D, by 2 1/2 lengths, defeating Free Soul, Instinctual, Cravens, Chi Town Hustler, Occasional Moon).
Won at 3:
  • Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown (9f, D, by 5 ¾ lengths, defeating Bishops Bay, Hayes Strike, Lord Miles, Henry Q, Timesatappin, Agnello’s Dream, Last Cookie).
  • Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park (9f, AW, by 5 ¼ lengths, defeating Major Dude, Funtastic Again, Wadsworth, Maker’s Candy, Congruent, Baby Billy, Escapologist, Bluebirds Over, Point Proven).
2nd at 3:
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs (10f, D, to Mage, defeating Angel of Empire, Disarm, Hit Show, Derma Sotogake (JPN), Tapit Trice, Raise Cain, Rocket Can, Confidence Game, Sun Thunder, Mandarin Hero (JPN), Reincarnate, Kingsbarns, King Russell, Verifying, Jace’s Road, Cyclone Mischief).
  • Lecomte S. (G3) at Fair Grounds (8.5f, D, to Instant Coffee, defeating Confidence Game, Denington, Bromley, Echo Again).
3rd at 3:
  • Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds (9f, D, to Angel of Empire, Sun Thunder, defeating Tapit’s Conquest, Single Ruler, Harlocap, Crupi, Curly Jack, Victory Formation, Shaq Diesel, Silver Heist, Private Creed, Quiet as Midnight, Determinedly).

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