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 have birth to her first foal, a beautiful filly that has been named Zymphony. Zymphony will head into training with Niels Petersen at Klampenborg in 2021.
First Spirit is based at York Stud in Denmark and is now in foal to sensational G1 winning sire Sea The Moon (by Sea The Stars) from Kirsten Rausing’s Lanwades Stud in Newmarket.
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