Spinning an Oaks tale

By Frances J. Karon With her victory in the G1 Ashland S. at Keeneland on Saturday, Commonwealth Stable’s Virginia-bred Out for a Spin became the 68th black-type winner, and 10th at Grade/Group 1 level, for her sire Hard Spun (by Danzig), who stands at Darley for $40,000. She’s the seventh stakes winner (non-restricted or better) … Continue reading Spinning an Oaks tale

The Danzig Dynasty

By Jack Werk I’ve been saying for several years now that Danzig is the most influential sire line worldwide, because of Danehill’s influence in both Europe and Australia and Green Desert’s influence in Europe. Danehill, of course, has become the most dominant sire line in Australia since Sir Tristram. Lately, the Green Desert branch of … Continue reading The Danzig Dynasty