First Defence

Unbridled's Song - Honest Lady, by Seattle Slew

2004, b, 16.0 1/2 hands, entered stud 2009

Sire of Eclipse Finalist, MG1SW,
and Millionaire CLOSE HATCHES,
from his first crop, winner of the
2014 Grade 1 Ogden Phipps.

2014 FEE: $15,000 Live Foal

(due November 1 of year bred)

Standing at Juddmonte Farms, Lexington, KY

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed for each sire. Runners represent the stallion’s top performers for the year and are displayed according to a hierarchy that gives first preference to the date, graded stakes, stakes, and then non-stakes races. These are sorted by best performance. Older results will remain listed if no new performances occur to replace them. At the beginning of a new year, this section will display the top performers for the previous year through March 31 but a preference is given to current year runners. Each horse listed is linked to additional information including pedigree, sale history, race chart (with video and recap when available). Race data include distance in furlongs; final time of race; and track code. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services.
Horse Age/Sex/Best Win Broodmare Sire Race (Stakes Grade if Applicable; Date; Purse; Distance; Time; Track)
CLOSE HATCHES 4 yo, f, G1W Storm Cat
Ogden Phipps S. (gr. I, 6/7/2014, $1,000,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:40.55, Belmont Park ) Replay
Apple Blossom H. (gr. I, 4/11/2014, $600,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.75, Oaklawn Park ) Replay
PISTOLS DRAWN 3 yo, f, SW Belong to Me
Pretty Jenny S. ( 4/26/2014, $100,000, 6 furlongs, 1:11.59, Hawthorne ) Replay
ALW ( 3/26/2014, $29,000, 1 mile 70 Yards, 1:47.54, Hawthorne ) Replay
Tombelaine 2 yo, c, G3PL Danehill
2nd Japanese Racing Authority Tyros S. (gr. III, 7/24/2014, $15,349, Leopardstown-IRE )
WM ( 6/12/2014, $15,406, Leopardstown-IRE )
New Line 4 yo, c, G3PL Deputy Minister
2nd Equestrian Club Board of Directors Cup (gr. III, 1/11/2014, $5,865, King Abdulaziz Racecourse-KSA )
STK ( 2/22/2014, $9,328, King Abdulaziz Racecourse-KSA )
DUNDONNELL 4 yo, c, G3W Danzig
3rd Prince Jewellery & Watch Premier Cup (gr. III, 6/8/2014, $37,088, Sha Tin-HK )
HCP ( 2/23/2014, $102,862, Sha Tin-HK )
Beach Hut 3 yo, c, SPL American Chance
3rd San Pedro S. ( 1/20/2014, $75,000, 6 furlongs, 1:08.80, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
Cry From the Heart 3 yo, c, WNR Saint Ballado
ALW ( 7/5/2014, $22,200, 1 mile, 1:41.71, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort ) Replay
MCL ( 1/10/2014, $12,600, Fair Grounds )
Halles Song 3 yo, f, WNR Storm Bird
ALW ( 6/24/2014, $25,300, 5 furlongs, 0:56.46, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort ) Replay
Accomplish First 4 yo, f, WNR Awesome Again
ALW ( 6/4/2014, $62,000, 1 mile, 1:37.81, Belmont Park ) Replay
STR ( 5/21/2014, $30,000, Belmont Park )
Silver Strike 4 yo, f, WNR Gilded Time
ALW ( 5/17/2014, $4,800, Fairmount Park )

Leading Runners Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed in each category: Lifetime Earnings, Current Year Earnings, and Class Performance Index (CPI). Lifetime Earnings and Current Year Earnings include Northern Hemisphere winnings. CPI is the average earnings per start for an individual runner divided by the average earnings per start for all horses of the same crop and gender that raced in the same country for a given year.

By Lifetime Earnings

Name Earnings
Close Hatches $2,382,300
Dundonnell $448,946
Blue Bullet (JPN) $319,414
White Crane $148,063
New Line $139,991
Ballerina Belle $129,300
In Kelly's Defense $104,886
Accomplish First $100,334
Pistols Drawn $95,578
Silver Strike $80,223

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Close Hatches $1,015,000
Dundonnell $257,092
Blue Bullet (JPN) $83,636
Pistols Drawn $76,920
White Crane $68,225
Accomplish First $67,200
Ms. Sylvia A. $55,350
Abseil $51,138
In Kelly's Defense $51,080
Sammy's Bandit $43,304

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Close Hatches 61.59
Dundonnell 5.70
Ballerina Belle 4.55
Blue Bullet (JPN) 4.28
Accomplish First 4.09
Ms. Sylvia A. 3.54
New Line 2.88
Lieutenant Kaffee 2.86
Abseil 2.63
White Crane 2.48

Upcoming North American Race Entries

What's This?
This section lists the progeny entered in an upcoming race in North America (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico) for the subject stallion. Entries are published as soon as they are available through Equibase. For each runner is listed its post position, name, age and sex, and name of the dam. Race data includes the race type or name (applicable to stakes), race date, race number, track, purse, distance, assigned weight, jockey, trainer, breeder and owner.
Post Horse / Age / Sex / Dam Race Wt Jockey / Trainer Breeder / Owner
1 Scorecard Harry
  • 2 yo Colt
  • How About Now
MSW
7/31/2014, Race 6, Saratoga, $73,000, 5f
118
  • Manuel Franco
  • Michael E. Hushion
  • Stonewall Farm
  • Schwartz, Barry, K.
6 One Fast Chick
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Yes My Lady
ALW
7/31/2014, Race 7, Penn National, $33,300, 6f
118
  • Andrew Wolfsont
  • T. Bernard Houghton
  • William Fossett
  • Riders Up Farm
1 Belle Natalie
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Yankee Belle
ALW
8/2/2014, Race 5, Ellis Park, $35,500, 6 1/2f
114
  • Juan C. Saez
  • Kellyn Gorder
  • Sean Gorman
  • Stephen Wigmore

First Defence's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

What's This?
Stallions whose progeny performance statistics make them the top 100 sires nationally or among the top 25 leadings sires in a given state are listed with runners, winners, stakes winners, stakes wins, graded stakes winners, grade I stakes winners, chief earner, and aggregate earnings identified for the current year. The same data for the previous year is also presented if the sire met the ranking thresholds. All data except stakes and graded stakes represents Northern Hemisphere data; stakes information is worldwide.
  Rankings Rnrs Wnrs SWs SWins GSWs G1SWs Chief Earner Earnings
2014 61 33 2 4 1 1 Close Hatches ($1,015,000) $2,000,197
2013 69 33 2 4 1 1 Close Hatches ($1,367,300) $2,547,678

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

What's This?
Summary sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all significant sales in the Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially. Below the summary results are links to worldwide hip-by-hip results for the major sales during the current year and two previous years. An online database with access to more detailed searches is available at www.bloodhorse.com/auctions-tool/. Recent Results Displays hip-by-hip sales results for the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares from the past two months; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed.
2014 2013
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 4 0 4 5 14 3 14 5
Total Average $47,821 $0 $10,125 $40,119 $44,357 $17,167 $28,071 $38,600
Total Median $42,500 $0 $9,500 $20,000 $26,500 $18,000 $14,500 $30,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $4,000 (1) $130,000 (1) n/a $30,000 (1) $48,500 (4) $27,333 (3)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $12,167 (3) $17,648 (4) n/a $10,750 (2) $19,900 (10) $55,500 (2)

First Defence's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.

No Northern Hemisphere sales activity to date.

First Defence's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

What's This?
North American auction listings are included for the progeny and covered mares of all featured stallions. Expand each sale by clicking the + symbol to the left of the sale name. Entries include hip number, name (when applicable), sex, year of birth, type [A=stallion; B=broodmare; C=stallion season; D=broodmare prospect; E=racing or broodmare prospect; F=racing or stallion prospect; G=stallion prospect; H=horse; I=racing prospect; S=stallion share; W=weanling; Y=yearling; 2 (or other numeral)=age of hip], sire, dam, broodmare sire, and consignor. Cover sire information is available for broodmares that have been bred by hovering the cursor over the “B” designation.

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2014 August Yearlings

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
429 f 2013 Y First Defence Chicoutimi Bernstein Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck),Agent LXXIII
477 c 2013 Y First Defence Daringly Tactical Advantage TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent XI
572 Four Three c 2013 Y First Defence Geri Road Geri TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent V

Pedigree

What's This?
A brief pedigree is accompanied by a notation of inbreeding within five generations. Below the sire’s name are two links—“Download Stallion Register Pages” goes to the stallion’s current Stallion Register print pages in PDF (if made available by the subscribing farm) and the equineline.com “Reports” link goes to a list of reports available from The Jockey Club’s equineline.com service.

First Defence

Unbridled's Song Unbridled Fappiano
Gana Facil
Trolley Song Caro (IRE)
Lucky Spell
Honest Lady Seattle Slew Bold Reasoning
My Charmer
Toussaud El Gran Senor
Image of Reality

Inbreeding

5S X 4D In Reality.

Race Record

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.
Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 3 1 1 0 $41,195
3 4 2 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) 0 $175,000
4 7 3 ( 2 ) 1 ( 1 ) 0 $364,339
Totals 14 6 3 0 $580,534

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Belmont Park

    (6f, D, defeating Johannesburgaffair, Vim N Vigor, Mastermind, Masterofthehouse, Brooker D, Live From Appollo, Duveen, Divided Territory, Chihulykee, Peakitup, Adopt a Cat). Replay

Won at 3

  • Long Branch Breeders' Cup S.

    (8.5f, D, defeating Get Serious, Saratoga Lulaby, Crusader Rabbit, Brush On By, Keeneland Kid). Replay
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park

    (7f, D, defeating Shone, Pulpiteer, Aaron's Classic, Grand Refer, A Song for You). Replay

2nd at 3

  • King's Bishop S. (gr. I)

    (7f, D, to Hard Spun, defeating E Z Warrior, Teuflesberg, Most Distinguished, Bold Start, King of the Roxy, Longley, Pauillac, Forty Grams, Spin Master). Replay

Won at 4

  • Forego H. (gr. I)

    (7f, D, defeating Greeley's Conquest, Ferocious Fires, Eternal Star, Tasteyville, Lucky Island (ARG), Premium Wine, Bold Start, Forefathers, Real Estate). Replay
  • Jaipur S. (gr. III)

    (6f, T, defeating Salute the Count, Mohegan Sky, True to Tradition, Metro Meteor, Port Royal, Silver Timber, Hollywood Left). Replay
  • An allowance optional claiming race at Churchill Downs

    (7f, D, defeating Forest Attack, Vicarian, Forty Grams, Spin Master, Red Raymond, He Loves Me Not, Flashstorm). Replay

2nd at 4

Farm Information

Juddmonte Farms

Garrett O'Rourke or Erin Frey, 3082 Walnut Hill Rd., Lexington, KY 40515.
Phone (859) 272-7629. Fax (859) 272-5361.

E-mail: stallions@juddmonte.com

Web Site: www.juddmonte.com

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