BAFFLE ME, a 2-year-old filly from the second crop of FIRST SAMURAI, won her career debut by taking this 5 1/2-furlong Maiden Special Weight at Monmouth Park on July 10. After bobbling at the start and settling near the back early, this $130,000 Keeneland 2010 September sales graduate swung out four wide for the drive […]

JUSTIN PHILLIP, a 3-year-old colt by FIRST SAMURAI, won the G2 Woody Stephens S. on the Belmont undercard in impressive fashion. The colt vied for the lead the start of the 7 furlong race and broke free to the front where he remained for the entire race to score by over three lengths. JUSTIN PHILLIP […]

LIABLE, the dam of 2010 Eclipse Champion Older Male and Claiborne stallion BLAME, was given the prestigious title of 2010 Broodmare of the Year on April 29. BLAME, winner of the historic G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2010, and 2011 stakes winnerTEND (by Dynaformer) are among LIABLE’s best progeny. A daughter of Seeking the Gold, […]

SWIFT WARRIOR went wire-to-wire to win the $100,000 Rushaway S., giving FIRST SAMURAI his third stakes winner from his first crop. Allowed to set the pace through this 1 1/16-mile test, the 3-year-old colt opened up as many as four lengths at the top of the stretch and kept his rivals at bay to win […]

ESCORT, a 3-year-old colt by FIRST SAMURAI, won his second in a row in a Gulfstream Allowance March 20. ESCORT settled just behind the pace at the beginning of the six furlong race. The 3-year-old then went wide going for the turn and accelerated in the stretch to win by a half length. ESCORT had […]

TRUBS won the six-furlong Black Gold S. by a neck at Fair Grounds after a contentious stretch battle. Bred and owned by Claiborne and Adele Dilschneider, the 3-year-old old son of FIRST SAMURAI is trained by Albert M. Stall.

Claiborne’s newest addition to the stallion roster, BLAME, was named 2010 Champion Older Male at the Eclipse Awards for his tremendous 4-year-old season. The title was a unanimous selection for the son of ARCH, who defeated other finalists Quality Road and Richard’s Kid. It was the only unanimous vote of the night. Bred and campaigned by […]

Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winner BLAME  has been judged the best horse to race in North America during 2010 by the compilers of the World Thoroughbred Rankings, unveiled in London, England, on Tuesday, Jan. 11.  BLAME, who just held the late burst of the previously unbeaten ZENYATTA by a head in the Classic, received a […]

The first yearling through the ring from the second crop of FIRST SAMURAI at the 2010 Keeneland September Yearling Sale was purchased for $525,000 by Chiefswood Stable. Consigned by Woods Edge Farm (Peter O’Callaghan), Agent III, the chestnut filly was produced by the winning Seattle Slew mare, Aldebaran Light. She is a three-quarters sister Grade 1 winner […]

LE MI GEAUX and apprentice jockey Frederic Lenclud pulled off an upset Friday afternoon in the first graded stakes race at Saratoga Race Course, splashing to a 1 1/2-length victory over favored Stopspendingmaria to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Schuylerville on Opening Day. After breaking awkwardly, the daughter of FIRST SAMURAI settled in fourth as […]

FIRST SAMURAI sired his second winner when 2-year-old filly LE MI GEAUX proved much the best in the 8th race at Churchill Downs, a five and one-half furlong maiden special weight over the fast main track. Making her second career start, LE MI GEAUX dashed out of the gate and she was engaged in a […]

HORNBLOWER is the First Winner for multiple G1 winner FIRST SAMURAI. The dark bay colt earned his maiden special weight victory over six furlongs in the 1st race at Hastings Racecourse. HORNBLOWER showed good early speed around the first turn and down the backstretch. Kept in the clear out in the three path, the dark […]

Two fillies from the first crop of FIRST SAMURAI were purchased for $280,000 and $240,000 respectively at the Keeneland April 2010 Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. HIP 161 was purchased by Denali Stud, Agent for Jerry Frankel for $280,000 from the consignment of Eddie Woods, XVII, Agent. The dark bay was a half-sister to seven winners, […]

$775,000 FIRST SAMURAI COLT AT KEENELAND SEPTEMBER! A dark bay colt from the first crop of Multiple Grade 1 Winner FIRST SAMURAI brought a final price of $775,000 from Demi O’Byrne on the second day of the 2009 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Consigned by Claiborne Farm, Agent, he is out of the Grade 1 winning […]