Bred: Earle I. Mack LLC. (Ky.)
Sire: Dixie Union
Dam: Joyful, by Distorted Humor
Cleburne broke his maiden in his debut at Ellis Park in Augst. Proving he was up to a test in class, Cleburne took on the Grade 3 Iroquis Stakes and secured the win with a nice rally from off the pace, holding off stablemate Smart Cover by a neck.
Cleburne is by Dixie Union, sire of 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags. OutFifty Stars half-sister Joyful, Cleburne's third dam is Alabama Stakes winner Gay Matelda. The 2011 colt sold for $310,000 at the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale.