Multi-surface, international star Lea is a son of Claiborne stallion FIRST SAMURAI, who carries on the GIANT’S CAUSEWAY sire line. Lea is out of a mare by global top sire GALILEO (IRE), a stakes-placed half sister to three graded stakes winners. A Grade 1 winner on dirt and graded stakes winner on turf, versatility courses through Lea’s bloodlines. A winner of over $2.3 million and track record-setter, Lea raced until age 6, he was as honest as they come, hitting the board in 12 graded stakes races.
Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3) at Churchill (8.5F, T, 1:42.1); defeating King David, Lockout, etc. AOC at Saratoga (9F, T, 1:47.1); defeating Presumptive, Best Actor, etc. MSW at Saratoga (8.5F, T, 1:40.1); defeating Night Site, Candy Feat, etc.
MSW at Churchill (1 Mile, T, 1:36.3); to Hypothetical; defeating Spill, etc.
Hawthorne Derby (G3) at Hawthorne (9F, T, 1:52.2); to Two Months Rent, Film Shot; defeating Control Tower, etc.
AOC at Churchill (1 Mile, D, 1:35.1); defeating Tetradachm, Dreaming Blue, etc.
Firecracker Handicap (G2) at Churchill (1 Mile, T, 1:39.4); to Wise Dan; defeating Seruni, Daddy Nose Best, etc.
Fourstar Dave Handicap (G2) at Saratoga (1 Mile, T, 1:34); to Wise Dan, King Kreesa; defeating Mr. Commons, etc.
Donn Handicap (G1) at Gulfstream (9F, D, 1:46.4 NTR, 114 Beyer); defeating Will Take Charge, Viramundo, etc. Hal’s Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream (1 Mile, D, 1:35.1, 101 Beyer); defeating Jackson Bend, Neck ‘n Neck, etc.
Hal’s Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream (1 Mile, D, 1:35.2, 106 Beyer); defeating Confrontation, Prayer for Relief, etc.
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Keeneland (1 Mile, D, 1:34.2, 109 Beyer); to Liam’s Map; defeating Red Vine, Wicked Strong, etc. Woodbine Mile (G1) at Woodbine (1 Mile, T, 1:36.3, 104 Beyer); to Mondialiste; defeating Obviously, Kaigun, etc. Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill (9F, D, 1:47.4, 108 Beyer); to Noble Bird; defeating Hoppertunity, Majestic Harbor, etc. Donn Handicap (G1) at Gulfstream (9F, D, 1:49.2, 110 Beyer); to Constitution; defeating Elnaawi, etc.
Dubai World Cup (G1) at Meydan (10F, D, 2:03.1); to Prince Bishop, California Chrome; defeating Candy Boy, African Story, etc.