First Samurai - Greenery, by Galileo (IRE)

chestnut, 2009, 16.2 hands
Entered Stud 2016

2018 Fee: $7,500 LFSN

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

  • Grade 1 Winner of Over $2.36 Million
  • Won/Placed in 12 Graded Stakes ingl. Donn H.-G1 (NTR)
  • Graded SW on Dirt and Turf
  • 1st crop weanlings sold for $230,000 (session topper @ KeeNov), $180,000, $155,000, $140,000, $110,000

Race Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
3 5 3 1 1 $200,728
4 5 1 1 1 $148,890
5 2 2 0 0 $360,000
6 7 1 4 1 $1,652,780
Total: 19 7 6 3 $2,362,398

1st Donn H.-G1 (NTR, 114 Beyer), Commonwealth Turf S.-G3, Hal’s Hope S.-G3 (twice), placed Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1, Dubai World Cup-G1, Stephen Foster H.-G1, Woodbine Mile S.-G1, etc.



LoveLea First Yearlings at Keeneland January



2017 Sales incl.

  • Weanlings sold up to $230,000 (Session Topper)
    “She was very special. I’ve seen four or five by Lea and I was very impressed with them. After the last few days, Lea is not going to be a secret.”
    – Mike Ryan, Buyer
  • TOP 10 1st-Crop Weanling Sire by AVG ($93,538)

2016 Sales incl.

  • $230,000 So Sharp (i/f to Lea) Keeneland November Sale

Stud fees for Claiborne Farm’s 2018 stallion roster have been released. Among the twelve stallions currently standing at the Hancock family’s historic farm in Paris, KY, is international super sire War Front, who will remain at $250,000 next year. War Front’s G1-winning progeny this year includes Roly Poly, War Flag, Avenge, American Patriot and 2-year-old […]

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 […]

Grade 1-winning millionaire LEA (First Samurai – Greenery, by Galileo [IRE]) will be retired after the upcoming Breeders’ Cup.  He will be syndicated and will stand at Claiborne Farm for the 2016 breeding season. A homebred who races for Claiborne and partner Adele Dilschneider, LEA is by First Samurai, out of the stakes-placed mare Greenery. […]