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, recent winner
of the 2014 Grade 2 Azeri Stakes.

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
Apple Blossom H. (gr. I, 4/11/2014, $600,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.75, Oaklawn Park ) Replay
Azeri S. (gr. II, 3/15/2014, $200,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:44.34, Oaklawn Park ) Replay
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 )
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
Pistols Drawn 3 yo, f, WNR Belong to Me
ALW ( 3/26/2014, $29,000, 1 mile 70 Yards, 1:47.54, Hawthorne ) Replay
Sammy's Bandit 4 yo, g, WNR Dixieland Band
CLM ( 4/12/2014, $11,100, Oaklawn Park )
WCL ( 3/30/2014, $10,920, Oaklawn Park )
Privet Hedge 3 yo, f, WNR Private Account
WFA ( 4/3/2014, $17,209, Maisons-laffitte-FR )
Carvey 4 yo, g, WNR Valid Wager
CLM ( 3/31/2014, $1,860, Beulah Park )
First Defender 3 yo, g, WNR Polish Numbers
MSW ( 3/18/2014, $19,400, 5 furlongs, 1:01.47, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort ) Replay
Ms. Sylvia A. 3 yo, f, WNR Distinctive Pro
MCL ( 3/16/2014, $35,000, 6 furlongs, 1:11.99, Aqueduct ) Replay
Night Warden 4 yo, c, WNR Seattle Slew
CLM ( 3/12/2014, $5,429, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort )
CLM ( 3/2/2014, $5,332, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort )

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 $1,847,300
Dundonnell $391,089
Blue Bullet (JPN) $260,712
New Line $139,991
White Crane $107,548
Ballerina Belle $90,000
In Kelly's Defense $80,746
Silver Strike $74,474
Sammy's Bandit $66,534
Fire Guard $66,342

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Close Hatches $480,000
Dundonnell $199,235
Sammy's Bandit $34,450
White Crane $27,710
In Kelly's Defense $26,940
Pistols Drawn $25,240
Blue Bullet (JPN) $24,934
Belle Natalie $24,444
First Glance $22,080
Ms. Sylvia A. $21,000

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Close Hatches 51.33
Dundonnell 9.22
Blue Bullet (JPN) 3.96
New Line 3.04
Privet Hedge 2.89
White Crane 2.49
In Kelly's Defense 1.88
Beach Hut 1.63
Maginot Line 1.62
Silver Strike 1.51

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    
CLOSE HATCHES (4 yo/f) Storm Cat Apple Blossom H. (gr. I), Oaklawn Park (1st , 1 1/16 Miles, 4/11) Replay Equibase Chart
Sammy's Bandit (4 yo/g) Dixieland Band CLM, Oaklawn Park (1st , 1 1/16 Miles, 4/12) n/a Equibase Chart

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 40 18 1 2 1 1 Close Hatches ($480,000) $881,483
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 0 14 3 14 5
Total Average $47,821 $0 $10,125 $0 $44,357 $17,167 $28,071 $38,600
Total Median $42,500 $0 $9,500 $0 $26,500 $18,000 $14,500 $30,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $4,000 (1) $0 (0) n/a $30,000 (1) $48,500 (4) $27,333 (3)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $12,167 (3) $0 (0) 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.

Upcoming Sales Entries

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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 Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale 2014

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
169 f 2012 2 First Defence Dreamingofleta Rahy
178 f 2012 2 First Defence Emkel Grand Slam

Ocala Breeders' Sale 2014 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
122 f 2012 2 First Defence Hasardeuse Distant View Mayberry Farm, Agent IV
170 f 2012 2 First Defence In Awe Came Home Gayle Woods, Agent III
679 c 2012 2 First Defence Splendid Honor Double Honor Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent VI

Pedigree

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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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