• Breeding Programs:

G2 winner Wilburn sires first foals

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wilburn, the Grade 2-winning son of Bernardini, sired a pair of fillies as his first reported foals on the ground. The first was a filly born on Jan. 9 at Justice Farm in Ohio.

Out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare Kaygee Ess Free, the dark bay or brown filly was bred and is owned by Justice Farm. The second foal is a dark bay or brown filly out of Sweet Politics, by Political Folly, and she was born early Tuesday morning in Kentucky. Mike and Jeanne Owens are the breeders.

Wilburn was a sale-topping 2-year-old and multiple stakes-winning 3-year-old on the racetrack. He scored his biggest victory in the 2011 Indiana Derby (G2), defeating Grade 1 winners Shackleford and Caleb's Posse.

Retiring as the first son of Bernardini at stud, Wilburn was well-received by breeders in his first season in 2012. He covered 169 mares in his first book and was a participant in Spendthrift's “Share The Upside” program.

Out of the graded stakes-winning Carson City mare Moonlight Sonata, Wilburn will stand his second season at Spendthrift in 2013 for a fee of $6,500 stands and nurses.

View All News

Top Stories

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
First-crop sire Archarcharch has gone “international” with a maiden special weight winner in Japan at Tokyo Racecourse...
Monday, November 23, 2015
Top-10 Second Crop sire Warrior’s Reward earned his first Grade 1 winner of the year when Exclusivo rolled to a five-length win in the Clasico Puerto Rico Futurity (G1)...
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Let Me Go First lived up to his name Sunday in a maiden special weight contest at Parx, drawing off in the stretch to win by 3 ¼-lengths...