Two-year-old Hard Spun, with Mario Pino up, gets his second win in two starts: the Port Penn Stakes at Delaware Park on November 14, 2006.
Hard Spun, at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans the day before the LeComte Stakes, waits for trainer Larry Jones to get off the phone. The colt won the January 13th race, his first as a three-year-old, to remain undefeated after four starts.

In his first loss, Hard Spun, right, battles Officer Rocket en route to a 4th-place finish in the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on February 19, 2007.
Hard Spun (left, and below with Larry Jones) cools off after his win in the Lane’s End at Turfway Park on March 24.
Hard Spun leads the twenty-horse field heading for the first turn in the 133rd Kentucky Derby. He continued to lead throughout the race, until Street Sense passed him in the stretch to win by 2 1/4 lengths.
Cindy Jones puts a calming hand on Hard Spun, back in his Churchill Downs stall after his second-place finish behind Street Sense in the May 5th Kentucky Derby.
Hard Spun, with regular jockey Mario Pino, stays ahead of Curlin to finish second in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on August 5, 2007.
Larry Jones takes Hard Spun for his morning exercise on Saratoga’s main track on August 24, the day before the King’s Bishop.
Hard Spun heads to the detention barn at Saratoga on the morning of the King’s Bishop. He won the race, adding a grade 1 victory to his resume.

Back at Delaware Park, his home track, Hard Spun gets a bath.
Larry Jones walks Hard Spun in the barn at Turfway Park on the morning of the Kentucky Cup Classic, September 29, 2007.
Hard Spun wins the Kentucky Cup Classic.
After his Kentucky Cup win, Hard Spun is back at his home base, Delaware Park.
Hard Spun leads going into the stretch run of the Breeders' Cup Classic, before being overtaken by Curlin (center.) Hard Spun finished second in the October 27th race at Monmouth Park, and Street Sense (left) was fourth. It was the final race for both horses.
Hard Spun gazes out from his barn at Delaware Park a few days before leaving it for the last time, to begin a new career as a stallion at Darley in Kentucky.
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