First Samurai

Giant's Causeway - Freddie Frisson, by Dixieland Band

ch, 2003, 16.1 hands
Entered Stud 2007

2017 Fee: $15,000
Stands and Nurses

Season Inquiries: Bernie Sams
(859) 987-2330 / (859) 233-4252

Sire of G1 winners LEA, JUSTIN PHILLIP
Award champion STACKED DECK;
2017 2yo’s up to $540,000


Race Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 5 4(2) 0 1(1) $682,575
3 3 1(1) 1(1) 0 $232,500
Total: 8 5(3) 1(1) 1(1) $915,075


Won Hopeful S.-G1 & Champagne S.-G1 at Two
Won Fountain of Youth S.-G2 at Three



In 2017, sales include:
$540,000 colt at OBS April to Kanayana Holdings Co.
$350,000 colt at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic to Mike Ryan, agent
$200,000 filly at OBS April to Ben McElroy, agent

In 2017, top runners include:
won Davona Dale S. -G2, Gazette S. -G2
SHARP SAMURAI – 1st Rainbow S. @Santa Anita
SHAMAAL NIBRAS – 2nd Jebel Ali Mile -G3, 3rd Jebel Ali S.

In 2016, Sales include:
$230,000 filly at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select
$210,000 colt at Keeneland September Sale to Grand Oaks
$200,000 filly at Keeneland September Sale to Gene Voss and Wayne Detmar
$105,000 colt at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select
$100,000 colt at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select
$180,000 2YO filly at OBS April to Justin Casse
$150,000 2YO colt at OBS March to West Point Thoroughbreds

In 2016, Top Runners, include:
MISS SKY WARRIOR – 1st Tempted S.-G3, 1st Demoiselle S. -G2 $75,000 MSW by 7 lengths Oct. 15
DURANGO – 2nd $150,000 Instant Racing Stakes, $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes
STACKED DECK – Sovereign Award Champion Sprinter, 1st Kennedy Road S. -G2, Ontario Jockey Club S., 2nd Vigil S.-G3, 2nd Nearctic S. -G2
CARVE – 3rd Texas Mile S.-G3
BEARS REFLECTION – 3rd Clasico Wisco G S. -G2
PRINCESS SAMURAI – 2nd Louisiana Futurity
SHAMAAL NIBRAS – 2nd National Day Cup @ Abu Dhabi

In 2015: Five Graded Stakes Horses:
LEA – won Hal’s Hope S.-G3, 2nd Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1, Woodbine Mile S.-G1, Stephen Foster H.-G1, Donn H.-G1, 3rd Dubai World Cup-G1
STACKED DECK – won Bold Venture S.-G3, 3rd King Edward S.-G2, Woodford S.-G3
GET HAPPY MISTER – won San Simeon S.-G3
CARVE – won Fifth Season S., 2nd Oaklawn H.-G2, 2nd Lone Star Park H.-G3
SHAMAAL NIBRAS – 2nd Jebel Ali Mile-G3

Additional Stakes Horses:
BAFFLE ME – won Powder Break S.
ELECTRIC TEMPTRESS – 3rd Carousel S., 3rd Prairie Rose S.
CASUAL ELEGANCE – 3rd Xtra Heat S.
ONNA BUGEISHA – 3rd Sand Dollar S.
APPLY – 3rd Inaugural S.

2015 Yearling Sales include:
$300,000 colt and $235,000 filly at Keeneland September

2015 2YO Sales include:
$475,000 filly – Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Session Topper
– third highest priced filly and fifth highest juvenile

Top Runners, Lifetime

LEA $2,362,398, won Donn H-G1 (NTR), Commonwealth Turf S-G3, Hal’s Hope S-G3 (twice), 2nd Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1, Dubai World Cup-G1, Stephen Foster-G1, Woodbine Mile-G1, etc.
JUSTIN PHILLIP $1,293,437, Alfred G. Vanderbilt H-G1, Woody Stephens S-G2, Count Fleet Sprint H-G3, etc.
LAST GUNFIGHTER $1,219,205, Hawthorne Gold Cup H-G2, etc., to 5, 2014.
CARVE $998,640, Prairie Meadows Cornhusker H-G3, West Virginia Governor’s S, Fifth Season S, 2nd Oaklawn H.-G2, 2nd Lone Star Park H.-G3, 3rd Texas Mile -G3.
EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE $999,000, Del Mar Debutante S-G1, Chandelier S-G1, etc.
NORTHERN PASSION $660,425, Natalma S-G3, Fury S, Sweet Briar Too S, etc., to 5, 2014.
SWIFT WARRIOR $651,953, John B. Connally Turf Cup S-G3, Tampa Bay S-G3, etc., to 6, 2014.
MISS SKY WARRIOR $641,590 Davona Dale S. -G2, Gazette S. -G2, Tempted S.-G3, Demoiselle S. -G2
STACKED DECK 2015 Sovereign Award champion Sprinter, $611,199 won Kennedy Road S.-G2 twice, Bold Venture S.-G3, Ontario Jockey Club S., Placed Woodford S.-G3, King Edward S.-G2, 2nd Vigil S.-G3, 2nd Nearctic S. -G2
BAFFLE ME $531,696 5-time stakes winner

Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale featured multiple high-priced offerings by Claiborne stallions during its two day run in Timonium, Md., from May 22-23. Leading the way was Orb, who was well represented by several members of his first crop. One of his colts, Hip 373, sold for a hefty $710,000 to Dennis O’Neill from […]

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Claiborne will have a major rooting interest this Friday in the G1 Kentucky Oaks. One of the farm’s stallions—First Samurai—has a daughter that will go postward in the Run for the Lilies. Miss Sky Warrior represented her sire in a big way and stamped her ticket for the Oaks with a resounding 13-length victory in the G2 Gazelle over nine […]