01/16/2013 2:23PM

Wilburn’s first foal born in Ohio


Grade 2 winner Wilburn was represented by his first foal Jan. 9, a filly born at Justice Farm in Ohio.

The dark bay or brown filly, bred and owned by Justice Farm, is out of the unraced Lemon Drop Kid mare Kaygee Ess Free, a half-sister to stakes winners Dixie Pearl and Cornish Snow. It is the family of Grade 1 winners Load The Cannons and Point Ashley.

Wilburn, a  5-year-old Bernardini horse, won the Grade 2 Indiana Derby—defeating Shackleford and Caleb's Posse—and the Smarty Jones Stakes in 2011. Overall, he won five of nine career starts for earnings of $586,515.

As a juvenile, Wilburn brought a sale-topping $625,000 at the 2010 Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training. He is out of the Grade 3-winning Carson City mare Moonlight Sonata, who also produced Grade 2 winner Beethoven.

Wilburn, the first son of Bernardini to stand at stud, retired to Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. for the 2012 breeding season for a fee of $6,500. He will stand for the same fee this season.