Hard Spun – Smart Farming by Smart Strike
2015 Crescent, LLC

Rocketry in the paddock at Saratoga Race Course


First: 5
Second: 4
Third: 2




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 trained by Jimmy Jerkens at Belmont Park.  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 showed everyone he could make the switch from turf to dirt when, in his first ever dirt start, he went from last to first and took the 1 5/8 miles Temperence Hill Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths with a great ride by Joel Rosario.   In addition to posting a career high Beyer figure of 100, Rocketry also knocked out the 98 year old track record for the distance held previously by the great Man o’ War.

On November 1 he and Joel Rosario teamed up again in the G2 Marathon Stakes at Churchill Downs.  All engines were firing as Rocketry traveled the 1 3/4 miles in his typical come from behind style gaining his second victory in a row on the dirt, his first graded stakes win, and another track record.

Rocketry’s most recent start was a second place finish in the Flat Out Stakes on May 9 at Belmont Park..

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