First Defence

Unbridled's Song - Honest Lady, by Seattle Slew

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

Sire of Eclipse Finalist,
5-time Grade 1 Winner,
and Millionaire CLOSE HATCHES,
from his first crop.

2014 FEE: $15,000 Live Foal

(due November 1 of year bred)

Standing at Juddmonte Farms, Lexington, KY

Tools and Resources

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 75 43 2 5 1 1 Close Hatches ($1,340,000) $2,750,298
2013 69 33 2 4 1 1 Close Hatches ($1,367,300) $2,547,678

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
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
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

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 $503,818
Blue Bullet (JPN) $319,414
Ballerina Belle $178,957
White Crane $156,283
New Line $139,991
In Kelly's Defense $105,946
Pistols Drawn $101,718
Accomplish First $100,334
Sammy's Bandit $87,599

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Close Hatches $1,340,000
Dundonnell $311,964
Ballerina Belle $88,957
Blue Bullet (JPN) $83,636
Pistols Drawn $83,060
White Crane $76,445
Ms. Sylvia A. $67,750
Accomplish First $67,200
Belle Natalie $59,944
Sammy's Bandit $55,515

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Close Hatches 59.74
Dundonnell 5.33
Ballerina Belle 4.28
Blue Bullet (JPN) 4.16
Accomplish First 4.11
Ms. Sylvia A. 3.41
Tombelaine 3.22
New Line 2.88
White Crane 2.36
One Fast Chick 2.33

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    
Max's Defence (3 yo/g) Storm Cat ALW, Belterra Park (1st , 1 Mile, 10/17) n/a Equibase Chart
Demonica (3 yo/f) Lion Hearted MSW, Santa Anita Park (1st , 1 Mile (turf), 10/19) Replay Equibase Chart

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.

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 12 6 14 3 14 5
Total Average $47,821 $0 $16,167 $54,008 $44,357 $17,167 $28,071 $38,600
Total Median $42,500 $0 $14,500 $27,500 $26,500 $18,000 $14,500 $30,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $15,643 (7) $126,729 (2) n/a $30,000 (1) $48,500 (4) $27,333 (3)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $16,900 (5) $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.

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2014 Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
Fanzine m 2002 B Cozzene Kinema Graustark
195 Fanzine m 2002 B Cozzene Kinema Graustark Vanmeter Sales

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2014 Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
529 c 2013 Y First Defence Honest Intentions Devil's Bag
584 f 2013 Y First Defence Jooma Empire Maker
835 f 2013 Y First Defence On Kris's Wings Kris S.
949 c 2013 Y First Defence Regal Point Point Given
1225 c 2013 Y First Defence Valvina Cat's At Home

Keeneland Association November 2014 Breeding Stock Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
324 Kimbolton f 2010 B First Defence Skimble Lyphard James B. Keogh (Grovendale), Agent II
848 Summer On the Lawn f 2010 D First Defence Summer Exhibition Royal Academy Greenwood Lodge Farm, Phase 1 of aComplete Dispersal of Breeding Stock
1207 Revise f 2010 D First Defence Harpia Danzig Mill Ridge Sales, Agent
1867 Gainful m 2006 B Gone West Fully Invested Irish River (FR) Mill Ridge Sales, Agent
1976 Orinoquia m 2005 B Whywhywhy Nice Boots Baby Storm Boot Paramount Sales, Agent CI
2212 f 2014 W First Defence Condeleezza S. Alydeed Threave Main Stud LLC,Agent
2373 c 2014 W First Defence Mother's Milk Silver Deputy Hunter Valley Farm, Agent
2402 c 2014 W First Defence Platinum Bride Alphabet Soup Lane's End, Agent
2719 c 2014 W First Defence Lover Louis Quatorze Warrendale Sales, Agent LI
2862 Beach Hut c 2011 F First Defence Chanceisalady American Chance Mill Ridge Sales, Agent
3534 c 2014 W First Defence La Rignana Galileo (IRE) Lane's End, Agent
3738 f 2014 W First Defence Affluent Appeal Kelly Kip Catalyst Bloodstock LLC, Agent VIII
3883 f 2014 W First Defence Make Known Mt. Livermore Catalyst Bloodstock LLC, Agent VIII

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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