Lea

First Samurai - Greenery, by Galileo (IRE)


chestnut, 2009, 16.2 hands
Entered Stud 2016

2018 Fee: $7,500
Stands and Nurses

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

  • Grade 1 Winner of Over $2.36 Million
  • Won Donn H.-G1 (NTR), etc.
  • Won/Placed in 12 Graded Stakes
  • 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.

Progeny

2017 Sales incl.

  • Weanlings sold up to $230,000 (Session Topper)

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. […]