First Defence

Unbridled's Song - Honest Lady, by Seattle Slew

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

Sire of Eclipse Finalist 3YO and
5-time Grade 1-winning Millionaire
CLOSE HATCHES, the Leading Older
Female on DRF's Watchmaker Watch.

2015 FEE: $10,000 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
Personal Ensign S. (gr. I, 8/22/2014, $500,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:50.62, Saratoga ) Replay
Ogden Phipps S. (gr. I, 6/7/2014, $1,000,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:40.55, Belmont 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 John Deere Golden Fleece Juvenile Turf S. (gr. III, 9/13/2014, $24,634, Leopardstown-IRE )
2nd Japanese Racing Authority Tyros S. (gr. III, 7/24/2014, $15,349, 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
Ms. Sylvia A. 3 yo, f, WNR Distinctive Pro
ALW ( 11/23/2014, $57,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:19.95, Aqueduct ) Replay
STR ( 4/18/2014, $30,600, Aqueduct )
One Fast Chick 3 yo, f, WNR Wavering Monarch
ALW ( 11/22/2014, $29,500, 6 furlongs, 1:11.30, Penn National ) Replay
ALW ( 10/29/2014, $33,300, 6 furlongs, 1:11.39, Penn National ) Replay
Max's Defence 3 yo, g, WNR Storm Cat
ALW ( 10/17/2014, $6,720, Belterra Park )
MSW ( 3/1/2014, $20,500, 1 mile, 1:42.01, Turfway Park ) Replay
Belle Natalie 4 yo, f, WNR Yankee Gentleman
ALW ( 8/29/2014, $35,500, 5 1/2 furlongs, 1:03.48, Ellis Park ) Replay
MSW ( 1/5/2014, $21,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:45.71, Turfway Park ) Replay

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 $2,707,300
Dundonnell $566,254
Blue Bullet (JPN) $354,402
Ballerina Belle $178,957
White Crane $156,565
New Line $139,991
In Kelly's Defense $123,946
Pistols Drawn $108,538
Ms. Sylvia A. $103,750
Accomplish First $100,334

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Close Hatches $1,340,000
Dundonnell $374,400
Blue Bullet (JPN) $118,624
Ms. Sylvia A. $101,950
Pistols Drawn $89,880
Ballerina Belle $88,957
One Fast Chick $79,020
White Crane $76,727
In Kelly's Defense $70,140
Privet Hedge $69,664

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Close Hatches 55.76
Dundonnell 5.29
Ballerina Belle 4.30
Ms. Sylvia A. 4.28
Blue Bullet (JPN) 4.16
Accomplish First 4.13
Tombelaine 3.48
Privet Hedge 3.37
One Fast Chick 3.27
Demonica 3.07

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

What's This?
All winning or stakes-placed progeny are listed for North American performances within the previous seven days. Winners are updated on the list only when the information on new winners is available. Juvenile runners are included in a separate list. For each runner is listed his or her name, age and sex, and broodmare sire. Race data include the race name (when applicable), track, official finish position, distance, and race date. If video of the race is available, a camera icon and “Replay” are linked to a video player. Equibase charts for all races are also linked.

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Ms. Sylvia A. (3 yo/f) Distinctive Pro ALW, Aqueduct (1st , 6 1/2 Furlongs, 11/23) Replay Equibase Chart
One Fast Chick (3 yo/f) Wavering Monarch ALW, Penn National (1st , 6 Furlongs, 11/22) Replay Equibase Chart

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. Weekly entries are published as soon as they are available through Equibase and are only for races that meet the following purse thresholds: All stakes $50,000 and up; allowance races for $30,000 and up; claiming and optional claiming for $50,000 and up; maiden special weights for $20,000 and up; and, maiden claiming races worth $20,000 or more. 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
3 Kazuri
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Kabili Star
Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies S.
11/29/2014, Race 2, Penn National, $75,000, 6f
118
  • Andrew Wolfsont
  • Michael W. Salvaggio, Jr.
  • Heart Hill Farms LLC
  • Thomas G. McClay

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 78 47 2 5 1 1 Close Hatches ($1,340,000) $3,027,091
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 6 3 16 6 14 3 14 5
Total Average $102,714 $11,333 $15,906 $54,008 $44,357 $17,167 $28,071 $38,600
Total Median $64,641 $10,000 $14,000 $27,500 $26,500 $18,000 $14,500 $30,000
Colt Average n/a $11,333 (3) $13,556 (9) $126,729 (2) n/a $30,000 (1) $48,500 (4) $27,333 (3)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $18,929 (7) $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.

Keeneland 2014 November Breeding Stock Sale

(11/4/2014 - 11/14/2014 )

Top Mares in foal to First Defence

Hip # Broodmare (YOB) Sire Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1867 Gainful, 2006 Gone West*, 1984 Fully Invested*, 1998 Mill Ridge Sales Kern/Lillingston Association $190,000

Other Top Progeny by First Defence

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1207 Revise, 2010 F E Harpia*, 1994 Mill Ridge Sales Gooree Pastoral Co. $240,000

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.

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December 2014 Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
148 Paid Defence c 2014 W First Defence Paying Off Malibu Moon

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. at Monmouth Park

    (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) at Saratoga

    (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) at Saratoga

    (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) at Belmont Park

    (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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