10/31/2008 12:00AM

First Defence to stand for $20K


First Defence, a Grade 1-winning homebred for Juddmonte Farms, will launch his stud career in 2009 with a $20,000 fee, the farm announced Friday. A 4-year-old Unbridled's Song colt, First Defence won the 2008 Forego and finished second in the Grade 1 King's Bishop and Grade 2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt.

First Defence is out of the Seattle Slew mare Honest Lady, a Grade 1 winner and daughter of the great broodmare Toussaud.