Blue Jay asked in SportsHorse Racing · 2 months ago

HORSE RACING: Can you Answer this Trivia Question?

Name this Horse.

Ran 2nd in The Kentucky Derby

3rd in The Preakness

4th in The Belmont Stakes

And later on beat both The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner in Major Stakes Races.


*Correct Answer*

Hard Spun

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    I'm familiar with horse racing, but no expert. I am good at finding records and comparing them.  Answer is "Hard Spun" 

    2nd in the 2007 Derby, 3rd in the 2007 Preakness, 4th in the 2007 Belmont.

    Beat Street Sense, the 2007 Derby Winner and 2nd in the Preakness in the September 29, 2007 Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes and beat Curlin, winner of the Preakness later in Haskell Invitational Handicap.

    May have beat them both again, if more detailed research done, but Hard Spun meets what you ask.  


    12 Horses ran 2nd in the Derby and 3rd in Preakness.

    2007 Hard Spun , 2002 Proud Citizen, 1997 Captain Bodgit , 1992 Casual Lies, 1977 Run Dusty Run , 1971 Jim French , 1964 Hill Rise, 1963 Never Bend, 1962 Roman Line , 1961 Crozier, 1947 Phalanx, 1934 Discovery 

    Also finished 4th in the Belmont Stakes:

    2007 Hard Spun, 1964 Hill Rise

    2007 Derby winner  Street Sense

    2007 Preakness was 1st Curlin, 2nd Street Sense

    1964 Derby Winner Northern Dancer

    1964 Preakness was 1st Northern Dancer 2nd The Scoundrel

    So, Did Hill Rise later beat Northern Dancer?

    What about Hard Spun vs Street Sense who won the Derby and Placed the Preakness or did Hard Spun also beat Curlin and Street Sense?

    Racing history:

    Hard Spun 

    August 5, 2007 ran 2nd in $1 million Grade I Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park. Third place went to the betting favorite, Curlin. 

    On August 25, 2007,won the King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    On September 29, 2007, won Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes on Polytrack at Turfway Park, beating Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense 

    Hard Spun finished second in the Breeders' Cup Classic

    Retired from racing.

    Hill Rise

     03/01/65 Hill Rise Santa Anita Handicap

    Man O' War Stakes

    San Antonio Handicap

    He was sent to race on the grass in England. Of his four races there, he won the Rous Memorial Stakes and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot Racecourse. 

    Northern Dancer, after the Belmont, only ran and won the Queen's Plate in Canada and retired to stud. That means Hill Rise didn't beat Northern Dancer, and if any horse meets what you state, it would be Hard Spun, as shown in racing above.

  • 2 months ago

    Hard Spun is the correct answer. Hard Spun finished 2nd at the Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2097. He also finished third in the Preakness Stakes, and fourth in the Belmont Stakes. The rest is listed in nice detail by A.J. 

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