First Samurai

Giant's Causeway - Freddie Frisson, by Dixieland Band

2003, ch, entered stud 2007

Sire of 4 millionaires including
LEA (G1), JUSTIN PHILLIP (G1)
2017 GSWs MISS SKY WARRIOR,
SHARP SAMURAI. Yrlgs up to $575k

2018 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)
Twilight Derby (gr. II, 10/28/2017, $200,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:45.36, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
Del Mar Derby (gr. II, 9/3/2017, $250,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:48.03, 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
GIANT SAMURAI 6 yo, h, G2W Fusaichi Pegasus
Summer Trophy (gr. II, 10/21/2017, $43,510, Taipa-MAC )
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 )

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
Miss Sky Warrior $661,590
Northern Passion $660,425
Swift Warrior $651,953
Stacked Deck $614,951
Baffle Me $531,696

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Sharp Samurai $465,525
Miss Sky Warrior $312,840
Shamaal Nibras $110,198
Dancing Belle $94,825
Bal Harbour $91,900
Nisha $87,844
Miko $70,155
The Gipper $68,160
Bet She Wins $62,880
The Great Samurai $62,052

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    
It Just Takes Time (5 yo/g) Crafty Friend CLM, Mahoning Valley Race Course (1st , 6 Furlongs, 11/13) n/a Equibase Chart
First Response (3 yo/g) Afleet Alex MCL, Remington Park (1st , 7 Furlongs, 11/11) 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
13 Samurai's Prize
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Wellofaprize
MSW
11/18/2017, Race 8, Churchill Downs, $60,000, 1mi
118
  • Jon Kenton Court
  • Edward Harrison Frederick
  • Stephen Baker
  • Stephen R. Baker
8 Miko
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Saintly Sister
AOC
11/18/2017, Race 4, Aqueduct, $67,000, 1mi (T)
118
  • Jose Lezcano
  • Linda Rice
  • Stone Farm
  • Preferred Pals Stable
13 Infield Is In
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Profit
MSW
11/18/2017, Race 6, Aqueduct, $60,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
120
  • Martin Garcia
  • Richard Metivier
  • Colts Neck Stables LLC
  • Metivier, Richard
5 Cinnamon Twist
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Way to Go
MSW
11/19/2017, Race 4, Golden Gate Fields, $26,000, 1mi (T)
120
  • Ricardo Gonzalez
  • Simon Callaghan
  • St. George Farm, LLC
  • TNIP, LLC or VIP Farms
10 Drago's Pearl
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Scholastic
ALW
11/20/2017, Race 8, Remington Park, $34,000, 6f
120
  • Ramon A. Vazquez
  • Federico Villafranco
  • Sangreal Inv., LLC, Gryphon Inv., LLC, Dapple Bloodstock, et al
  • Danny R. Caldwell
3 Rollover Risk
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Saxet Heights
MSW
11/22/2017, Race 10, Churchill Downs, $60,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
108
  • Edgar Morales
  • Patrick Huffman
  • Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Iselin III
  • Camme Miles
4 Two Swords
  • 2 yo Gelding
  • Smiling Eyes
MSW
11/23/2017, Race 8, Laurel Park, $40,000, 6f
122
  • Alex Cintron
  • Michael J. Trombetta
  • Zeke Kobak, Bramer Thoroughbreds & Benwillaw Thoroughbreds
  • Mark B. Grier
3 Drena's Star
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Starlite Starbrite
MSW
11/25/2017, Race 9, Fair Grounds, $41,000, 6f
120
  • Mitchell Murrill
  • Thomas M. Amoss
  • Paul Van Doren
  • Paul Van Doren

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 135 69 5 9 2 0 Sharp Samurai ($465,525) $3,233,379

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 4 7 34 13 13 1 40 12
Total Average $25,500 $31,714 $108,897 $126,538 $22,823 $50,000 $67,038 $101,333
Total Median $25,000 $37,000 $70,000 $65,000 $19,000 $50,000 $47,000 $77,500
Colt Average n/a $34,000 (3) $158,167 (15) $161,000 (7) n/a $0 (0) $68,462 (26) $92,800 (5)
Filly Average n/a $30,000 (4) $70,000 (19) $101,600 (5) 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 November Breeding Stock Sale

(11/7/2017 - 11/18/2017 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
2637 UNNAMED, 2017 C W Lakenheath*, 1998 Mulholland Springs Frankfort Park Farm $75,000
1621 UNNAMED, 2017 F W Weekend Connection*, 2005 Shawhan Place Maharg Management $40,000
2418 UNNAMED, 2017 F W Total Knockout, 2010 Threave Main Stud Back Straight Farm $38,000
1696 UNNAMED, 2017 F W Cades Bay*, 2006 Taylor Made Sales Agency Redmon Farm, Hubert Guy, agent $37,000
2530 UNNAMED, 2017 C W Clever Timing, 2007 James B. Keogh J & S Racing $25,000

Top Mares in foal to First Samurai

Hip # Broodmare (YOB) Sire Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
2379 Sister Ginger, 2010 Student Council*, 2002 Letters in Silver*, 2002 Buckland Sales Chad Schumer, agent $40,000

Other Top Progeny by First Samurai

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
2312 Orient Harbor, 2011 M B Quiet Harbor, 2005 Claiborne Farm Patrick Lawley-Wakelin $57,000

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2017 November Mixed Sale

(11/6/2017 - 11/6/2017 )

Other Top Progeny by First Samurai

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
119 Sly Warrior, 2008 M B Mayhavebeentheone*, 2000 Taylor Made Sales Agency Breeze Easy $50,000

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2017 October Yearling Sale

(10/23/2017 - 10/25/2017 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
449 UNNAMED, 2016 F Y Treaty of Kadesh, 2007 Farfellow Farms Patrick McBurney, agent $70,000
1287 UNNAMED, 2016 C Y Le Sang Royale*, 2010 Paramount Sales Emerald Sales, agent $50,000
1247 UNNAMED, 2016 F Y Key Quality, 2007 Buckland Sales Julie Davies $45,000
1165 Samurai Girl, 2016 F Y Hurricane Girl, 2009 Scott Mallory Don Danard $25,000

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.

No Entries Available

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 74 dams of 82 named foals of racing age, 46 rnrs (56%), 26 wnrs (32%), 16 2yo wnrs (20%), 0.99 AEI, 1.56 CI; 1 sw, Leading Earner: Homespun Hero ($155,967).

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