The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has named Hard Spun as its first-ever Horse of the Year.
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2004
- PA -Bred
|Jockey||LEMAIRE C P|
|Breeder||Derry Meeting Farm|
|Mrs. Lindsay View Five-Cross Pedigree||Theatrical (IRE)||Nureyev|
|Tree of Knowledge (IRE)|
|Vole Vole Monamour||Woodman|
|A Votre Sante|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Eaton Sales, agent||($95,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
The North American racing spotlight was recently on Woodbine, where the E. P. Taylor Stakes and the Pattison Canadian International (both gr. I) saw a pair of high-class fields compete Oct. 21 for a total of $3 million in purse money.
Favored Mrs. Lindsay looked beaten with a furlong left to run, but the group I-winning French invader fought back along the inside to overtake local hope Sealy Hill in the $1 million E.P. Taylor Stakes (gr. IT) while setting a course record on the Woodbine turf Oct. 21.
Labatt Woodbine Oaks winner Sealy Hill faces the biggest test of her career when the 3-year-old filly takes on a strong group of fillies and mares in the $1-million E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) on the Woodbine turf course Oct. 21.
Under an inspired ride by Johnny Murtagh, Mrs. Lindsay shot to the front with a half-mile to run to easily capture the Prix Vermeille Lucien Barriere (Fr-I) at Longchamp Sept. 16.
|Up With the Birds|