Claiborne Farm’s Lea sired his first foal Jan. 22 when a bay filly was born at the Hancock family’s farm near Paris, Ky. The filly is out of the winning Cozzene mare Winikins.
“If they all look like her, Lea will have a great looking first crop and be off to a successful start as a stallion,” said Claiborne Farm President Walker Hancock.
Raced by Claiborne and Adele Dilschneider, Lea was a grade I winner and earner of more than $2.36 million. The son of Claiborne stallion First Samurai won seven times from 19 starts with six seconds and three thirds. During his race career, he captured two-turn graded stakes on both dirt and turf in three different countries and won or placed in a total of 12 graded events.
Winner of the 2014 G1 Donn Handicap in track record time, Lea also placed in the Dubai World Cup (G1), Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), Woodbine Mile (G1), and Stephen Foster (G1).
Lea is out of the Galileo mare Greenery and will stand his second season at Claiborne for a fee of $12,500 stands and nurses.