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;
Yearlings sold up to $300,000; 2yo’s up to $650,000


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, top runners include:
won Davona Dale S. -G2, Gazette S. -G2
– 2nd Jebel Ali Mile -G3, 3rd Jebel Ali S.
WEST COAST – 2nd Stonestreet Lexington S. -G3

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

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 […]