Hard Spun – Smart Farming by Smart Strike
2015 Crescent, LLC
A brilliant racehorse and outstanding sire, Hard Spun experienced yet another phenomenal year at stud in 2015. Different individuals have taken home high profile victories like the Diana, Awesome Again, and Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Of course, his winning Smart Strike dam comes from a strong family that includes Dream About, Lockout, Sleepless Knight, etc.
Rocketry is in training with Jimmy Jerkens in New York at Saratoga Race Course. He became a “TDN Rising Star” in 2017 from his race at Belmont on June 9 when he broke his maiden by blasting away from the the field in the final furlong of the 1 3/8 turf race.
Rocketry kicked off the 2018 Spring Belmont meet with a convincing turf win on opening day. Jockey Johnny V took Rocketry from last to first rocketing off to win by 3 lengths.
He finished fourth in the G2 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes on Belmont Stakes weekend. Rocketry finished ahead of any other American horse in the two mile turf race beaten only two lengths by the winner.
Rocketry was the first starter of the 2018 Saratoga Meet with a solid closing third against a formidable field beaten by only 1/2 a length on July 21. He earned his best Beyer to date – a 99.