First Samurai

First Samurai’s 3-year-old daughter Miss Sky Warrior continued her hot streak and stamped her ticket for the G1 Kentucky Oaks with a resounding 13-length victory in the G2 Gazelle at Aqueduct Racetrack April 8. Trained by Kelly Breen for owner/breeder Arlene London, Miss Sky Warrior completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:51.71 under jockey Paco […]

First Samurai was represented by his first stakes winner of 2017 when Miss Sky Warrior scored a half-length victory in the G2 Davona Dales Stakes following an impressive three-wide move on the final turn at Gulfstream Park March 4. The sophomore filly recorded a final time of 1:38.49 over a fast track in the one-mile […]

First Samurai enjoyed a stellar Thanksgiving weekend when two of his offspring—Miss Sky Warrior and Stacked Deck—scored stakes victories on consecutive days Nov. 25 and 26. The son of Giant’s Causeway–Freddie Fisson, by Dixieland Band now has three black-type scores to his credit for the month of November. First Samurai picked up his first victory […]

Stacked Deck, the speedy son of Claiborne sire First Samurai, picked up the third graded stakes win of his career with a victory in the Kennedy Road Stakes (G2) at Woodbine Nov. 25. It was the second time in as many years the 5-year-old sprinter has won this six furlong event, and puts him in a […]

Miss Sky Warrior became the latest star among the dozen graded stakes winners sired by First Samurai when the juvenile filly captured the G3 Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct Nov. 5. Miss Sky Warrior was making her stakes debut in the $200,000 one-mile race. She outlasted Berned and Eloquent Riddle in midstretch and posted a three-quarter-length advantage […]

Reigning Canadian Sprint Champion Stacked Deck returned to his winning ways Sept 11, capturing the Ontario Jockey Club Stakes at Woodbine. The final time for the six furlongs was 1:08.79. This marked the 8th win of his career and pushed his career earnings to $476,601. The Sovereign Award-winning son of Claiborne sire First Samurai is trained […]

Stacked Deck, the son of Claiborne stallion First Samurai, was named Canada’s champion male sprinter at the recent Sovereign Awards ceremony. In 2015, Stacked Deck captured the Bold Venture Stakes (G3) and Kennedy Road Stakes (G2), both just ticks off the track records. In addition to his success in Canada, Stacked Deck hit the board at Keeneland, […]

A filly by FIRST SAMURAI (Hip 282), was among the fastest breeze times at 1/8 mile on Thursday, going the distance in :9.4. At a quarter mile, a colt by TRAPPE SHOT (Hip 320), worked in :20.3, also one of the fastest times of the day at the distance. The colt, out of That’s Ok, […]

STACKED DECK won his second Graded stakes in his last four starts taking Woodbine’s Grade 2 Kennedy Road S. by 2 3/4 lengths. The 4-year-old son of FIRST SAMURAI stalked the pace early, went five wide on the turn taking over after they straightened for the run home, and pulled away impressively. The final time […]

Making his first start on turf in two years, LEA closed through the stretch to finish just a 1/2-length back in the runner-up spot of the $1 Million Ricoh Woodbine Mile S.-G1. The son of FIRST SAMURAI sat in mid pack in third for the first six furlongs. LEA began his closing kick as they […]