Hard Not to Love To Gainesway/Whisper Hill


Hard Not to Love | Benoit

Hard Not to Love (Hard Spun–Loving Vindication, by Vindication), victorious in the 2019 GI La Brea S. at Santa Anita, was the latest mare to shine at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale Tuesday, selling to a partnership consisting of Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm and Gainesway for $3.2 million. The Ontario-bred, cataloged as hip 184, was consigned to the sale by Lane's End and is a half-sister to Canadian Horse of the Year Wonder Gadot (Medaglia d'Oro) and SW & GSP Solemn Tribute (Medaglia d'Oro). Her second dam is GSW/GISP Chimichurri (Elusive Quality). Hard Not to Love was trained by John Shirreffs for a partnership including Mercedes Stable, West Point Thoroughbreds, Scott Dilworth and David Ingordo, among others. Hard Not to Love aborted her Curlin foal this year.

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