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First foals of 2015
DRF Breeding compiles information on the first reported foals for first-year-sires.
Among the stallions expected to be represented by their first foals this winter and spring are 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, and that year's Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow. Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, will also be represented by his first Northern Hemisphere crop this spring.
Reports are listed alphabetically by stallion name below. To report the first foal for a stallion, please email email@example.com.
Grade 1 winner Currency Swap, who stands at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Florida, has sired his first foal.
The foal is a bay colt out of Grade 3-winning First Samurai mare Le Mi Geaux who was born on Jan. 8 at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Reddick, Fla. He is the third foal out Le Mi Geaux, whose first-born is a 3-year-old filly of 2015.
“He is a leggy colt with great substance and very pretty,” said Scott Kintz, farm manager at Woodford Thoroughbreds.
Currency Swap, a 6-year-old son of High Cotton, stands at Woodford Thoroughbreds for an advertised fee of $3,500.
He won four of 10 career starts for earnings of $459,300, highlighted by the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes and the Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes.
Bred in Florida by Stonecliff Farm, Currency Swap is out of the unraced Pine Bluff mare Echo Bluff, who is the dam of three winners from four foals to race. His extended family includes Grade 3 winners You’renotlistening and Black Jack Road.
Duke of Mischief
Grade 2 winner Duke of Mischief, a stallion at Northwest Stud in Ocala, Fla., was represented by his first foal on Jan. 1. The unraced Grand Reward mare Merletto produced a chestnut colt, her second foal.
Duke of Mischief stands at Northwest Stud for an advertised fee of $2,500. The horse won seven of 30 starts for earnings of $1,905,747, highlighted by wins in the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap and the Grade 3 Charles Town Classic Stakes, Philip H. Iselin Stakes, and Ft. Lauderdale Stakes, as well as the Iowa Derby, then ungraded.
Bred in Florida by Marilyn McMaster, Duke of Mischief is out of the winning Real Courage mare My Lady Amelia, whose three winners from five foals to race also includes Grade 3 winner Lord Robyn. His extended family includes leading sire Silver Deputy, Japanese Group 1 winner Kane Hekili, and Grade 2 winner Da Devil.
Grade 1 winner Flat Out sired his first reported foal on Jan. 2, when the Cowboy Cal mare Birthday Cake produced a dark bay or brown filly at Six Gables Farm in Tottenham, Ontario.
The filly was bred by Susan Y. Foreman, and is the first foal out of unraced Birthday Cake.
Flat Out stands at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. for an advertised fee of $10,000. He covered 169 mares in 2014, the second-most among first-year sires of that breeding season.
Flat Out won nine of 29 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $3,645,383. Five of his six stakes wins came in graded company, including two editions of the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes and Grade 2 Suburban Handicap, and one running of the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap and Grade 3 Westchester Stakes. He placed in an additional ten graded stakes, eight of which were Grade 1s, including a third in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Bred in Florida by Nikolaus Bock, Flat Out is out of the stakes-winning Cresta Rider mare Cresta Lil, who is the dam of 10 winners from 11 foals to race, also including five-time stakes winner Our Best Man.
Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic, sired his first foal Jan. 26 when the Awesome Again mare Belvedera produced a bay colt at Calloway Stables in Murray, Ky.
The colt is the first foal out of the unplaced Belvedera, who sold to Calloway Stables while carrying the colt, at the 2014 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Fort Larned stands at Adena Springs South in Williston, Fla., for an advertised fee of $12,500. He stood his first season at Adena Springs’ main base in Paris, Ky.
Fort Larned won 10 of 25 career starts for earnings of $4,471,322. In addition to his Breeders’ Cup Classic score, Fort Larned also won the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap and Stephen Foster Handicap, as well as the Grade 3 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap and Skip Away Stakes.
Homebred in Kentucky by Janis Whitham, Fort Larned is out of the winning Broad Brush mare Arlucea, whose six foals to race were all winners, also including two-time Grade 1-placed Izarra and stakes-placed Moonport. His second dam is two-time champion Bayakoa and his extended family also includes multiple Grade 1 winner Affluent.
Grade 1 winner Graydar was represented by his first foal early Jan. 13 when the Master Command mare Soonerette produced a gray colt at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.
The colt was bred by Bloodstock Investments II. He is the first foal out of Soonerette, a multiple stakes winner.
Graydar, a 5-year-old son of the late Unbridled’s Song, stands at Taylor Made for an advertised fee of $15,000. He covered 130 mares in his first year at stud at the farm where his sire also spent his career.
“This is a really nice first foal, it reminds me of many of the good Unbridled’s Song foals we’ve been blessed to see born around here,” said Frank Taylor of Taylor Made Farm. “Graydar got a great first book of mares, and if he continues to throw this kind of foal then breeders have a great shot of making money.”
Graydar won five of six starts during his on-track career for earnings of $841,560, highlighted by wins in the Grade 1 Donn Handicap, and the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap and New Orleans Handicap.
Bred in Kentucky by William S. Farish, Graydar is out of the winning Dehere mare Sweetest Smile, whose seven winners from eight foals to race also include Grade 2-placed Union Course and Grade 3-placed Star of David.
I Want Revenge
Grade 1 winner I Want Revenge sired his first foal the night of Jan. 6 when the Numerous mare Silver Nithi delivered a dark bay or brown colt at Sunny Oak Farm in Paris, Ky.
The colt was bred by Pauls Mill Livestock Inc. and Pat Madden LLC. He is the seventh foal out of stakes winner Silver Nithi, whose six foals to race are all winners, including stakes winners Bear’s Chill and Sokol.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the colt,” said Ben Walden of Pauls Mill.
I Want Revenge stands at Millennium Farms in Lexington, Ky. for an advertised fee of $5,000. He stood his debut season in 2014 at Pauls Mill in Versailles, Ky.
I Want Revenge won three of 14 starts for earnings of $928,000. His victories in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial Stakes and Grade 3 Gotham Stakes helped make him the morning line favorite for the 2009 Kentucky Derby, but he was forced to scratch the morning of the race due to injury. He also placed in four additional graded stakes, including the Grade 1 Cashcall Futurity.
Bred in Kentucky by David J. Lanzman Racing, Inc., I Want Revenge is out of the Argentine Group 1-placed stakes winner Meguial, who is the dam of six winners from six runners, including stakes-placed I Want Glory and A Story of Revenge.
Grade 1 winner Jimmy Creed sires his first reported foal on Jan. 17, a filly out of the Majestic Warrior mare Rush to War, foaled in Wilmington, Ohio.
The filly is bred and owned by Dr. Dan and Trish Yates.
“She is a very nice filly,” Dan Yates said. “She has a nice body, powerfully built, and glides over the ground. She should be a really nice yearling.”
Jimmy Creed, a son of Distorted Humor, stands at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. He carried the operation's colors during his own racing career, scoring his biggest win in the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes.
Jimmy Creed is out of the Grade 1 winning Citidancer mare Hookedonthefeelin, also the dam of Grade 1 winner Pussycat Doll. Hookedonthefeelin is a full sister to the dam of Grade 1 winner Midnight Lucky.
The first reported foal by Grade 1 winner Justin Phillip is a colt born Jan. 23 at Paradigm Farm in Warrenton, Va.
The colt is also the first foal out of his dam, the winning Tale of the Cat mare Lucy Stragmore.
“He is a very good foal, dark bay or brown, and looks just like Justin Phillip with plenty of bone," Paradigm Farm owner Lee Ann Smith said. "The colt is doing well and we are very pleased with him."
Justin Phillip won the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga along with the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes at Belmont and Oaklawn’s Grade 3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap in an extensive, sound career that spanned 32 lifetime starts.
Justin Phillip stands at Castleton Lyons Farm in Lexington, Ky.
Grade 1 winner Liaison was represented by his first foal Jan. 6, when the winning Eddington mare Dakota Sis delivered a filly in Micanopy, Fla.
The filly, bred and owned by Y-Lo Racing Stables, is the first foal out of Dakota Sis, a half sister to three stakes winners.
Liaison, a 6-year-old Indian Charlie horse, covered 115 mares in his first season at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. The stallion scored his biggest career victory in the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity, and won three other stakes.
Liaison is out of multiple stakes winner Galloping Gal.
Grade 1-winning millionaire Morning Line, standing at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky., was represented by his first foal, a colt out of Sociable, the weekend of Jan. 24.
The colt is also the first foal out of the Run Away and Hide mare Sociable, an unraced half sister to multiple Grade 1 winner The Factor - who stands alongside Morning Line at Lane's End. The colt was bred in Kentucky by Olin Gentry, Omar Trevino, and Thomas Gaines.
Grade 1 winner Overanalyze sired his first foal on Jan. 18 when the Congrats mare Happy Destiny produced a chestnut filly at Red River Farm in Coushatta, La.
The filly was bred by Jim and Heidi Maikranz of 4M Ranch, and she is the first foal out of the unraced Happy Destiny.
Overanalyze, a 5-year-old son of Dixie Union, stands at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., for an advertised fee of $10,000. He covered 151 mares in his first year at stud in 2014.
Overanalyze won four of 11 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $1,046,381, highlighted by the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes and Futurity Stakes. He also placed in the Grade 2 West Virginia Derby and the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes.
Bred in Kentucky by Diamond A Racing Corp., Overanalyze is out of the unraced Unaccounted For mare Unacloud, whose six winners from nine foals to race also include Grade 1 winner Meadow Breeze and Grade 2-placed Mighty Monsoon. He is from the family of Grade 1-placed Ilusoria.
Grade 1 winner Paynter was represented by his first foal on Jan. 13, when the Malibu Moon mare Moon Meeting Too produced a filly at Elm Tree Farm in Paris, Ky.
The filly was bred by Curt Leake and is the first foal out of Moon Meeting Too, who was unplaced in her only career start.
Paynter, a 6-year-old son of Awesome Again, stands at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., for an advertised fee of $25,000. He covered 127 mares during his first season at stud in 2014.
Paynter won four of 11 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $1,101,924, highlighted by a win in the Haskell Invitational Stakes and runner-up efforts in the Belmont Stakes and Awesome Again Stakes. He grabbed national headlines during a life-threatening battle with colitis and laminitis in 2012, and his return to race at a Grade 1 level the following season.
Bred in Kentucky by Diamond A Racing Corp., Paynter is out of the unplaced Cee’s Tizzy mare Tizso, whose six winners from eight foals to race also includes Grade 3 winner Tiz West and stakes winner Tizakitty. He is from the family of Horse of the Year Tiznow, Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow, Grade 2 winners Budroyale and Tizdubai, and Grade 3 winner Bettys Bambino.
Point of Entry
Multiple Grade 1 winner Point of Entry's first reported foal is a filly born Jan. 28 at Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ont.
The bay filly is out of the winning Orientate mare Gold Scarf.
Adena Springs stands Point of Entry at its Paris, Ky., base. The son of Dynaformer will stand for an advertised fee of $25,000 in his second season.
Point of Entry won nine of 18 career starts, including six graded stakes wins, for earnings of more than $2.4 million. He scored Grade 1 victories on turf in the Man o' War Stakes, Sword Dancer Invitational, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational, Manhattan Handicap, and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap; he also finished second in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf.
Out of the winning Seeking the Gold mare Matlacha Pass, Point of Entry is a half brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Pine Island.
Champion Shanghai Bobby sired his first foal on Jan. 16 when Opulence, an unraced daughter of champion Rags to Riches, produced a dark bay colt at Coolmore’s Creekview Farm in Paris, Ky.
The colt is the second foal out of Opulence, a Giant’s Causeway mare, who is booked to Coolmore stallion Declaration of War for the 2015 breeding season. The mare’s first foal was a colt from the first crop of Stay Thirsty, also a Coolmore sire.
Shanghai Bobby, a 5-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday, stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., for an advertised fee of $15,000.
“We are delighted with Shanghai Bobby’s first foal,” Ashford Stud manager Dermot Ryan said. “He’s a correct colt with plenty of substance and is a strong color just like his sire.”
Shanghai Bobby won six of eight starts during his on-track career for earnings of $1,875,000. He was named champion 2-year-old male of 2012 with a campaign that included wins in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Champagne Stakes, as well as the Grade 2 Hopeful Stakes.
Bred in Kentucky by Stonehaven Steadings, Shanghai Bobby is the first foal out of the stakes-winning Orientate mare Steelin’. He is from the family of Grade 1 winner City Band, Grade 2 winner Freedom Child, and Grade 3 winner American Lion.
Grade 1 winner Smiling Tiger sired his first foal on Jan. 29 when the Williamstown mare Erica’s Smile produced a colt at Premier Thoroughbreds in Oakdale, Calif.
Phil Lebherz, who raced Smiling Tiger with Alan Klein, was the breeder of the colt, who is the eighth foal out of the Grade 1-placed stakes winner Erica’s Smile. The dam has produced four winners from as many foals to race, including stakes-placed Derivative.
Smiling Tiger, an 8-year-old son of Hold That Tiger, stands at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif for an advertised fee of $5,000.
Smiling Tiger won nine of 23 starts for earnings of $1,480,704, highlighted by Grade 1 victories in the Bing Crosby Stakes, Triple Bend Handicap, and the Ancient Title Stakes. He also won the Grade 2 San Carlos Handicap and a trio of Grade 3 races, also finishing on the board in the 2010 and 2012 editions of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.
Bred in Kentucky by Dr. Rodney Orr, Smiling Tiger is out of the stakes-winning Cahill Road mare Shandra Smiles, whose four winners from seven foals to race also includes She’s a Tiger, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2013. His extended family includes Grade 2 winner Love That Mac.
Grade 2 winner Soldat, who stands at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Florida, has sired his first foal.
Soldat’s first foal was a bay filly out of the placed Unbridled’s Song mare Magnificent Melody, who was born Jan. 6 at Sierra Blanca Equine in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. She is the sixth foal out of Magnificent Melody, who has produced one winner from two foals to race.
“She is a very well balanced filly with outstanding conformation,” said Kim Saunders of Sierra Blanca Equine. “The filly has a strong personality and is already showing her roots by running, running and running more. We look forward to her bright future.”
Soldat, a 7-year-old son of War Front, stands at Woodford Thoroughbreds for $5,000. He was a winner of four of 12 starts during his on-track career for $622,760, led by victories in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes and the Grade 3 With Anticipation Stakes. Solday also finished second in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.
Bred in Kentucky by Brookfield Stud, Soldat is out of the unraced Coronado’s Quest mare Le Relais, whose two winners from four foals to race also include stakes-placed My Selection. Soldat is from the family of Grade 3 winner Mulrainy.
Grade 1 winner Swagger Jack was represented by his first foal on Jan. 24 when the Southern Halo mare Southern Banner produced a dark bay colt at Summer Hill Farm in Folsom, La.
The colt was bred by Keith Hernandez and was the fifth foal out of the stakes-placed Southern Banner, who has had one winner from three foals to race.
Swagger Jack stands at Nicks Farm in Sellersburg, Ind., for an advertised fee of $2,500 after standing his debut season at Millennium Farms in Lexington, Ky.
Swagger Jack won five of 18 starts during his on-track career for $460,519, including a win in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap. He also turned in runner-up finishes in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap and the Grade 3 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Stakes.
Bred in Virginia by Edward P. Evans, Swagger Jack is out of the unraced The Minstrel mare Lyrical Prayer, whose 11 winners from 14 starters also includes Grade 2 winner Tap Dance, stakes winner Grand Prayer, and stakes-placed Lyrical Ghost, Pleasant Lyrics and Point Missed.
He is from the family of champion Silent Screen, Grade 1 winner Malibu Prayer, Grade 2 winner Valid, Grade 3 winners Belladora, Good Fame, Global View, Lager, Million Dollar Run, and With Flair, and Spanish Horse of the Year Silverside.
Take Charge Indy
Grade 1 winner Take Charge Indy’s first foal at stud arrived Jan. 5 at Royal Thoroughbreds in Freedom, N.Y. when the Spring Elusion produced a dark bay or brown filly.
The filly was bred by Danzel Brendemuehl and Sandra Lombardo. She is the second foal out of her dam, a winning daughter of Elusive Quality.
“She is an attractive filly, very correct with a deep girth, and weighing in at 120 pounds,” Brendemuehl said. “We are delighted with her.”
Take Charge Indy stands at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky. for an advertised 2015 fee of $20,000. He covered 145 mares in his first season at stud in 2014.
Take Charge Indy won three of 14 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $1,102,496, highlighted by scores in the Grade 1 Florida Derby and the Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes. He also placed in five additional graded stakes, including the Grade 1 Clark Handicap and Donn Handicap.
Bred in Kentucky by Eaton Sales, Take Charge Indy is out of the Grade 1-winning Dehere mare Take Charge Lady, Kentucky’s reigning Broodmare of the Year. He is a half brother to champion Will Take Charge and to Charming, the dam of Eclipse Award finalist Take Charge Brandi.
Treasure Beach, an Irish classic winner and Grade 1 winner in the U.S., sired his first foal on Jan. 3 when the Put It Back mare The Silver Madonna produced a filly.
The filly was bred in Florida by Glorious Uncertainty Stable, and she is the second foal out of The Silver Madonna, who placed second in both of her career starts.
Treasure Beach, a 7-year-old son of Galileo, stands at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla. for an advertised fee of $10,000.
Treasure Beach won five of 22 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $2,435,343. He began his career in Europe, winning the 2011 Irish Derby, as well as the Group 3 Chester Vase in England. He then began competing in major races around the globe, highlighted by a victory in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park.
Bred in Great Britain by Ashley House Stud, Treasure Beach is out of the winning Mark of Esteem mare Honorine, whose three winners from five foals to race also includes stakes winner Honor Bound and Elidor. He is from the family of Group 2 winner Indian Creek.
Trinniberg, the champion sprinter of 2012, was represented by his first foal on Jan. 11 when Princesspatseattle delivered a filly at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y.
The filly is the second foal out of Princesspatseattle, an unraced Airdrie Apache mare. The mare’s first foal, the Bluegrass Cat colt Artic Storm Cat, is a registered white Thoroughbred.
Trinniberg stands at Rockridge Stud for an advertised fee of $7,500.
Trinniberg won 5 of 18 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $1,553,086, highlighted by the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes, and the Grade 3 Bay Shore and Swale stakes. All of those wins came in 2012, bolstering his résumé for that year’s champion sprinter Eclipse Award. He also finished in the money in four additional graded stakes, including a runner-up effort in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes.
Bred in Kentucky by J M Stables, Trinniberg is out of the stakes-placed Goldminers Gold mare Bella Dorato, who is the dam of three winners from four foals to race.
Grade 1 winner Turbo Compressor, a stallion at Northwest Stud in Ocala, Fla., was represented by his first foal on Jan. 9.
The unraced Distorted Humor mare Fayewin Gardens produced a dark bay or brown colt at P & G Stables in Southwest Ranches, Fla. The colt is the first foal out of Fayewin Gardens, who was purchased by the breeder for $10,000 at the 2014 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. winter mixed sale.
Turbo Compressor, a 7-year-old son of Halo’s Image, stands at Northwest Stud for an advertised fee of $3,500.
Turbo Compressor won seven of 17 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $953,960. His resume is highlighted by a victory in the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes, along with three additional listed stakes wins. He also placed in a pair of graded stakes.
Bred in Florida by Bridlewood Farm, Turbo Compressor is out of the unraced Wild Event mare Dixieland Event, whose seven foals to race are all winners, also including stakes winner Stormy Dixie and stakes-placed Gelfenstein. He is from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Southern Image.
Grade 1 winner Ultimate Eagle was represented by his first foal, a filly out of the unraced Tropical Storm mare Storm Birdie, on Jan. 17. The filly is bred and owned by Jane Braugh.
Ultimate Eagle, a 7-year-old Mizzen Mast horse, stands at Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula, Calif. He won or placed in six graded stakes races, with his biggest score coming in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby in 2011.
Grade 1 winner Violence was represented by his first foal, a chestnut filly out of Guiding Star, on Jan. 25.
The filly is the fifth foal out of Guiding Star, a winning Touch Gold mare. She is the dam of two winners from as many starters.
Violence, a son of Medaglia d’Oro, won three of four career starts, highlighted by wins in the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity and Grade 2 Remsen Stakes as a juvenile. He stands at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm near Lexington, Ky.
shucks....sure wish they would give the NAME of the FOALS at the same time...lol...