First Samurai

Giant's Causeway - Freddie Frisson, by Dixieland Band

2003, ch, entered stud 2007

Sire of G1 winners LEA, JUSTIN
PHILLIP, EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE
2017 GSWs MISS SKY WARRIOR,
SHARP SAMURAI

2017 FEE: $15,000 Stands & Nurses

Standing at Claiborne Farm, Paris, 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)
SHARP SAMURAI 3 yo, g, G2W Street Cry (IRE)
Del Mar Derby (gr. II, 9/3/2017, $250,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:48.03, Del Mar ) Replay
La Jolla H. (gr. III, 8/6/2017, $150,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:41.51, Del Mar ) Replay
MISS SKY WARRIOR 3 yo, f, G2W Conquistador Cielo
Gazelle S. (gr. II, 4/8/2017, $300,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:51.71, Aqueduct ) Replay
Davona Dale S. (gr. II, 3/4/2017, $200,000, 1 mile, 1:38.49, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
BET SHE WINS 2 yo, f, SW Unbridled's Song
Arlington-Washington Lassie S. ( 9/9/2017, $75,000, 7 furlongs, 1:24.43, Arlington ) Replay
MSW ( 8/26/2017, $28,000, 1 mile, 1:38.51, Arlington ) Replay
BAL HARBOUR 2 yo, c, SW Carson City
Sapling S. ( 9/2/2017, $75,000, 1 mile, 1:38.48, Monmouth Park ) Replay
MSW ( 6/8/2017, $50,000, 4 1/2 furlongs, 0:53.43, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
ALUMNI 8 yo, g, SW Unbridled's Song
Ruidoso Sprint TB Claiming S. ( 9/4/2017, $9,000, Ruidoso Downs )
CLM ( 3/12/2017, $6,060, Sunland Park )
A J SAMURAI 2 yo, g, SW Golden Missile
CTBA Futurity ( 7/9/2017, $40,000, 6 furlongs, 1:13.53, Arapahoe Park ) Replay
MSW ( 6/17/2017, $11,700, 5 furlongs, 0:59.60, Arapahoe Park ) Replay
Dancing Belle 2 yo, f, G2PL Afleet Alex
2nd Sorrento S. (gr. II, 8/5/2017, $200,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:17.66, Del Mar ) Replay
Shamaal Nibras 8 yo, h, G3PL Farma Way
2nd Jebel Ali Mile Sponsored By Shadwell (gr. III, 1/20/2017, $31,315, Jebel Ali-UAE )
3rd Jebel Ali S. Sponsored By Derrinstown Stud ( 2/17/2017, $13,615, Jebel Ali-UAE )
Juansagain 6 yo, g, WNR Seeking the Gold
ALW ( 9/4/2017, $4,400, Ferndale )
CLM ( 8/4/2017, $7,200, Santa Rosa )
Miko 3 yo, f, WNR Saint Liam
STR ( 8/9/2017, $33,000, Saratoga )
MCL ( 6/30/2017, $41,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.07, Belmont 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
Lea $2,362,398
Justin Phillip $1,293,437
Last Gunfighter $1,219,205
Carve $1,032,085
Executiveprivilege $999,000
Northern Passion $660,425
Swift Warrior $651,953
Miss Sky Warrior $651,590
Stacked Deck $614,951
Baffle Me $531,696

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Sharp Samurai $345,525
Miss Sky Warrior $302,840
Bal Harbour $91,900
Shamaal Nibras $89,775
Dancing Belle $76,825
The Gipper $68,160
Miko $66,305
Bet She Wins $61,280
Nisha $59,644
Samurai Zip $59,240

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

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    
Samurai Zip (7 yo/g) City Zip CLM, Presque Isle Downs (1st , 5 1/2 Furlongs, 9/19) n/a Equibase Chart
Been Waiting (3 yo/g) Victory Gallop CLM, Fort Erie (1st , 6 1/2 Furlongs, 9/19) n/a Equibase Chart
Supersambdancing (6 yo/m) West Acre CLM, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort (1st , 5 1/2 Furlongs, 9/18) n/a Equibase Chart
Elle Les Yu (3 yo/f) Regal Classic CLM, Louisiana Downs (1st , 5 Furlongs, 9/16) n/a 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
5 Sammie Sunshine
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Sunshineandsilence
MSW
9/20/2017, Race 7, Gulfstream Park, $53,000, 6f
119
  • Tyler Gaffalione
  • Joseph F. Orseno
  • Millennium Farms & Lansdon Robbins
  • Breeze Easy, LLC
11 Lord Revelstoke
  • 2 yo Gelding
  • Revelstoke
MSW
9/20/2017, Race 7, Indiana Grand Race Course, $31,000, 7 1/2f (T)
118
  • Julie Burke
  • Jimmy Corrigan
  • Tom Campbell
  • Souped Up Stables (Tom Campbell)
9 First Moon
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Autumn Moon
MSW
9/20/2017, Race 9, Remington Park, $33,000, 7 1/2f (T)
120
  • Shane Laviolette
  • Kenny P. Smith
  • Monticule
  • Alan Copeland, Ruth Culley and Andy Miller
2 Samurai'sfirstlady
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Leinster Lady
MSW
9/21/2017, Race 9, Gulfstream Park, $44,000, 7 1/2f (T)
120
  • Jorge Ruiz
  • Mark E. Casse
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Banahan & Mark Eslick
  • JSM Equine LLC
1 Irish Ensign
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Marc's Lark
MCL
9/21/2017, Race 10, Belmont Park, $41,000, 7f (T)
121
  • Kendrick Carmouche
  • Ronald Breed, Jr.
  • Albert Fried, Jr.
  • West Point Thoroughbreds
8 Mono
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Sorus
MSW
9/22/2017, Race 8, Churchill Downs, $51,000, 7f
120
  • Jack Gilligan
  • Ron Moquett
  • Jose Ramirez, Jorge Ramirez & Maria Gonzalez
  • Rialto Racing Stables (Catherine Adams Hutt)
1 Sunset Samurai
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Blazing Bella
MSW
9/23/2017, Race 5, Finger Lakes, $23,000, 5 1/2f
121
  • Jeremias Flores
  • Donna Bireta
  • Michael Daniel Canale
  • Michael D. Canale

First Samurai'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
2017 126 61 4 7 2 0 Sharp Samurai ($345,525) $2,756,345

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.
2017 2016
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 2 0 23 12 13 1 40 12
Total Average $25,000 $0 $140,543 $135,833 $22,823 $50,000 $67,038 $101,333
Total Median $25,000 $0 $110,000 $67,500 $19,000 $50,000 $47,000 $77,500
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $195,182 (11) $161,000 (7) n/a $0 (0) $68,462 (26) $92,800 (5)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $90,458 (12) $123,250 (4) n/a $50,000 (1) $64,393 (14) $107,429 (7)

First Samurai'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 2017 September Yearling Sale

(9/11/2017 - 9/24/2017 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by First Samurai

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
794 UNNAMED, 2016 C Y Steady Course*, 2001 Stone Farm Spendthrift Farm & Starlight Racing $575,000
1586 UNNAMED, 2016 C Y Coastal Sunrise, 2010 Elm Tree Farm Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Moss $475,000
197 UNNAMED, 2016 F Y Exploremore, 2008 Claiborne Farm Dell Hancock - Raydelz Stables $210,000
1971 UNNAMED, 2016 F Y Canticle, 2010 Cross Keys Sales Hades Stable $170,000
2588 UNNAMED, 2016 F Y Palm Beach Story, 2007 Cross Keys Sales Colin Brennan, agent $110,000

First Samurai'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.

Barretts Sales at Del Mar 2017 Fall Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
35 f 2016 Y First Samurai Stunning Lady Indian Charlie H & E Ranch

Keeneland 2017 September Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
2950 f 2016 Y First Samurai Market Savvy Street Sense Claiborne Farm
2986 c 2016 Y First Samurai One in a Romp Cryptoclearance Runnymede Farm
3014 f 2016 Y First Samurai Quilt Pulpit Claiborne Farm
3324 c 2016 Y First Samurai Miz Betty Grace Matty G Taylor Made Sales Agency
3349 c 2016 Y First Samurai Paloma P Any Given Saturday Monticule
3389 c 2016 Y First Samurai Saintly Sister Saint Liam Stone Farm
3528 c 2016 Y First Samurai Betises de Cambrai Candy Ride (ARG) Monticule
3581 f 2016 Y First Samurai Courting Delilah Flower Alley Warrendale Sales

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2017 October Selected & Open Sale of Yearlings

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
123 f 2016 Y First Samurai Flatter Me First Flatter STUART MORRIS AGENT

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 Samurai

Giant's Causeway Storm Cat Storm Bird
Terlingua
Mariah's Storm Rahy
Immense
Freddie Frisson Dixieland Band Northern Dancer
Mississippi Mud
Frisson Fappiano
Mavera

Inbreeding

5S X 5D Bold Ruler; 4S X 3D Northern Dancer.

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 5 4 ( 2 ) 0 1 ( 1 ) $682,575
3 3 1 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) 0 $232,500
Totals 8 5 1 1 $915,075

Won at 2

  • Champagne S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (8f, D, defeating Henny Hughes, Superfly, Menacing, Too Much Bling, Deputy Glitters).
  • Hopeful S. (gr. I) at Saratoga

    (7f, D, defeating Henny Hughes, Too Much Bling, Tizzys No Saint, Winning Minister).
  • An allowance race at Saratoga

    (6f, D, defeating Trippi Appeal, Moon's Halo, Sharp Humor, Classic Pack).
  • A maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs

    (6f, D, defeating Fourth of Gold, Bacetto, Shawnee Dancer, Anchor Steam, Smokem Out, Gray Star, Haunted Treasure, Americanrevolution, Totem Pole, Single G, American Brief).

3rd at 2

  • Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (8.5f, D, to Stevie Wonderboy, Henny Hughes, defeating Brother Derek, Superfly, Sorcerer's Stone, Dr. Pleasure, Stream Cat, Leo (GB), Jealous Profit, Dawn of War, Ivan Denisovich (IRE), Set Alight, Private Vow).

Won at 3

  • Fountain of Youth S. (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park

    (9f, D, defeating Flashy Bull, Corinthian, My Golden Song, Rehoboth, Can't Beat It, Jazil, Hemingway's Key, Itsallboutthechase, Great Point).

2nd at 3

  • Hutcheson S. (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park

    (7.5f, D, to Keyed Entry, defeating Express News, Catcominatcha, Fabled, Almost Certain, Blazing Rate).

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 Samurai is the sire of 70 dams of 82 named foals of racing age, 39 rnrs (48%), 22 wnrs (27%), 13 2yo wnrs (16%), 1.11 AEI, 1.56 CI; 1 sw, Leading Earner: Homespun Hero ($144,605).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

Farm Information

Claiborne Farm

Bernie Sams, P.O. Box 150, Paris, KY 40362-0150. Phone (859) 987-2330. Fax (859) 987-0008.

Web Site: www.claibornefarm.com