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
PRIVET HEDGE 3 yo, f, SW Private Account
Prix Petite Etoile ( 12/3/2014, $34,053, Deauville-FR )
H ( 10/28/2014, $35,811, Chantilly-FR )
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 )
ALW ( 12/6/2014, $7,273, 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 ( 12/14/2014, $161,766, Sha Tin-HK )
Kazuri 2 yo, f, SPL Housebuster
2nd Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies S. ( 11/29/2014, $75,000, 6 furlongs, 1:11.44, Penn National ) Replay
MSW ( 10/26/2014, $44,000, 5 1/2 furlongs, 1:06.99, Parx Racing ) Replay
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
Irish Jasper 2 yo, f, WNR Mr. Greeley
STR ( 11/30/2014, $17,400, Parx Racing )
MCL ( 10/28/2014, $17,400, Parx Racing )
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 )

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 $728,020
Blue Bullet (JPN) $354,402
Ballerina Belle $178,957
White Crane $156,565
New Line $147,264
In Kelly's Defense $131,946
Privet Hedge $108,573
Pistols Drawn $108,538
Ms. Sylvia A. $103,750

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Close Hatches $1,340,000
Dundonnell $536,166
Blue Bullet (JPN) $118,624
Privet Hedge $103,717
Ms. Sylvia A. $101,950
Pistols Drawn $89,880
Ballerina Belle $88,957
Belle Natalie $86,944
One Fast Chick $79,020
In Kelly's Defense $78,140

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Close Hatches 55.99
Dundonnell 5.39
Privet Hedge 4.39
Ms. Sylvia A. 4.34
Ballerina Belle 4.32
Accomplish First 4.16
Blue Bullet (JPN) 4.02
Tombelaine 3.54
Kazuri 3.46
One Fast Chick 3.32

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
7 Nortivector
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Dixie Delight
ALW
12/26/2014, Race 8, Delta Downs, $30,000, 7f
122
  • Joseph Walter Patin, Jr.
  • Cody Autrey
  • Morris B. Floyd
  • Lucky Dog Stables (Cody and Terra Autrey)
3 Broussard
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Vands
MSW
12/26/2014, Race 6, Fair Grounds, $39,000, 1mi 70y
123
  • Francisco C. Torres
  • Joe O. Duhon
  • George Waggoner Stables Inc.
  • Storm Stables (Leonard McConnell)
6 Irish Jasper
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Irish Connection
Gasparilla S.
12/27/2014, Race 7, Tampa Bay Downs, $100,000, 7f
116
  • Kendrick Carmouche
  • Derek S. Ryan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert E Courtney Sr.
  • Metro Thoroughbreds, LLC

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 84 50 3 6 1 1 Close Hatches ($1,340,000) $3,210,794
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.

Tattersalls Limited 2014 December Mare Sale

(12/1/2014 - 12/4/2014 )

Other Top Progeny by First Defence

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
2154 Reimpose, 2011 F E Rougeur*, 1989 Juddmonte Farms Brookdale Farm $443,366
2130 Amber Isle, 2011 F E Family*, 1999 Juddmonte Farms Pursuit of Success $394,103
2141 Hiking, 2011 F E Trekking, 1999 Juddmonte Farms A.C. Elliott, agent $155,999

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.

Keeneland Association January 2015 Horses of All Ages Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
40 f 2013 D First Defence Prieska Cape Town Red Gables Stud LLC, Agent I
738 Kimbolton f 2010 B First Defence Skimble Lyphard James B. Keogh (Grovendale), Agent VII
849 Reasonable Defence f 2010 B First Defence Kent Hall Valid Expectations Select Sales, Agent X
885 c 2014 Y First Defence Serving Sarah Dumaani Winter Quarter Farm, Agent
893 Silver Strike f 2010 D First Defence Adam's Time Gilded Time Scott Mallory, Agent III
1102 Inka Grings f 2010 B First Defence Peca Jones Commendable Select Sales, Agent X
1379 Ballerina Belle f 2010 D First Defence Major Allie Officer Lane's End, Agent
1552 Liquid Crystals f 2012 E First Defence Hasardeuse Distant View Lane's End, Agent

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2015 Winter Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
9 f 2014 Y First Defence Lambert Point Charismatic Stuart Morris, Agent II
19 c 2014 Y First Defence Lover Louis Quatorze Beth Bayer, Agent XV

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

As Broodmare Sire

What's This?
Information provided for stallions with producing daughters includes the number of producers and number of foals, runners, winners, juvenile winners, and stakes winners. Broodmare Sire Average Earnings Index (AEI) is a ratio of the progeny average earnings of the stallion’s producing daughters with the total average of all broodmare sires’ progeny, during the same year and within the same country.

First Defence is the sire of 1 dams of 0 named foals of racing age, 0 rnrs (0%), 0 wnrs (0%), 0 2yo wnrs (0%), 0.00 AEI, 0.55 CI; 0 sw, Leading Earner: ($).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

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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