BAY MARE (USA) 2015
first defence - choice spirit (danzig)
First Spirit was bought for €80,000 at the 2019 Goffs February Sale in Ireland.
She was in foal to Coolmore’s G1 winner Zoffany (by Dansili) and bought with the vision to produce top class Danish bred progeny in the years to come.
In April of 2019 First Spirit gave birth to her first foal, a beautiful filly that has been named Zymphony. Zymphony will head into training with Niels Petersen in 2021.
On January 27 2021 First Spirit had her second foal, a lovely filly by G1 winner Sea The Moon, who has been named Seaof War.
First Spirit is based at York Stud in Denmark and will be covered by Danish champion sire Juniper Tree in 2021.
First Spirit was born in America in 2015 in the care of HH Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms. She is by G1 winning sire First Defence (by Unbridled’s Song) – pictured – who is also the sire of one of Europe’s leading 2yo’s of 2019, Siskin.
First Spirit, herself unraced, is out of Listed winner Choice Spirit (by Danzig) and half-sister to the dam of G1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Announce and G3 Prix de la Grotte winner Mexican Gold.
Moreover, Choice Spirit is a half-sister to HH Prince Khalid Abdullah’s mighty Zafonic (by Gone West), 4-time G1 winner incl. Dewhurst Stakes, Prix Morny, Prix de la Salamandre and 2000 Guineas Stakes.
Zafonic was Champion 2- and 3-y-o in Europe before becoming Champion Sire at stud.
PRODUCE RECORDFIRST FOAL
BORN 2019 IN DENMARK
BY GROUP 1 WINNING SIRE ZOFFANY
PRODUCE RECORDSECOND FOAL
BORN 2021 IN DENMARK
BY GROUP 1 WINNING SIRE SEA THE MOON