Grade I winner Hard Spun, one of 5 winners produced by Turkish Tryst.

Grade I winner Hard Spun, one of 5 winners produced by Turkish Tryst.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Grade I Producer Turkish Tryst Dies

Her son Hard Spun was a leading 3-year-old of 2007.

Turkish Tryst, dam of grade I winner Hard Spun , died May 1 at age 19 in Kentucky. Her Distorted Humor foal that she delivered the day before her death also died.

Turkish Tryst, who was owned by Elizabeth Moran’s Brushwood Stable, raced for Moran’s son, Michael Moran. Turkish Tryst captured the 1996 April Run Stakes on grass at Pimlico and ran second in that year’s Vinery Matchmaker Stakes (gr. IIT). She retired with four wins from 15 starts and earnings of $84,362.

As a broodmare, Turkish Tryst produced seven named foals, five of which are winners, including additional stakes winner Our Rite of Spring (by Stravinsky) and stakes-placed Wild Current (by Wild Again).  

Hard Spun, who was one of the leading 3-year-olds of 2007, won four graded stakes at 3, including the King’s Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. The son of Danzig ran second in that year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the Breeders’ Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), and third in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). He stands at stud at Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley near Lexington.

Turkish Tryst (Turkoman--Darbyvail, by Roberto) was bred by Dan Galbreath in partnership with daughters Laurie Galbreath and Lizanne Galbreath Megrue, and son John Galbreath II.