Upstart

Upstart

Flatter - Party Silks
2012 - Dark Bay - 16.2 Hands
2024 Fee: $30,000 S&N
5% discount on all stud fees paid by Nov 1
Sire of 14 Stakes winners, including G1 Winner Zandon

  • SURLY FURIOUS comes back on two weeks rest to dominate the Dust Commander Stakes at Turfway Park on 2/17/24, making it back to back stakes wins. Earnings are now over half a million in 27 starts (8-3-4).
  • 6yo g SURLY FURIOUS runs away with the Forego S. at Turfway Park on 2/3/24; marking his fourth stakes win. Trained by Glenn Wismer for owner Novogratz Racing Stables. Bred, raised, and offered by Brereton C. Jones', Airdrie Stud
  • 4yo g TRADEMARK earns his first graded stakes in the Clark S. (G2) on 11/24/23 at Churchill Downs and puts his earnings at over a million dollars for BBN Racing and trainer Vicki Oliver.
  • 4yo f GREEN UP sails home by 4 1/2 lengths, off the layoff to win the Pumpkin Pie S. at Aqueduct on 11/5/23, marking her 3rd stakes win in 8 career starts. Trained by Todd Pletcher for owners, Team Valor.
  • 4yo c ZANDON made us proud once again, adding the Woodward (G2) to his resume on 10/1/23 at BAQ and bumping his lifetime earnings to $2.14M. His 104 Beyer Speed Figure was the highest of the entire weekend. Having finished 2nd in Grade One races his last two starts, it was great to see him in the winner's circle and likely headed to the Breeders' Cup Classic followed by a move to the breeding shed at Spendthrift Farm. Bred by Brereton C. Jones, owned by Jeff Drown and trained by Chad Brown. 
  • 4yo f MICRO SHARE made her MyRacehorse partnership ecstatic by winning the Tranquility Lake Stakes at DMR on 9/4/23. Bred by Brereton C. Jones and trained by Richard Mandella. She came back on 10/1/23 for her first graded stakes placing, finishing 3rd in the Zenyatta S. (G2) at SA
  • 4yo g TRADEMARK wins the Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Stakes at Horseshoe Indianapolis on July 8th. Trained by Vicki Oliver for owners BBN Racing, bred by Airdrie Stud. He then ran 2nd in the Philip H. Iselin Stakes (G3) AND came back at CD on 9/30/23 to run a huge second in the Lukas Classic Stakes (G2). Earnings are nearly $700,000.
  • 3yo f  PREREQUISITE wins the [G2] Wonder Again S. in wire-to-wire fashion on June 11th. Trained by Chad Brown for owners First Row Partners & Team Hanley. Bred and raised at Airdrie Stud. She was 2nd in the [G1] Belmont Oaks on July 8th. 
  • 3yo c CAGLIOSTRO broke his maiden January 21st at Fair Grounds by 3+ lengths. Trained by Cherie DeVaux for owners David Ingordo, Talla Racing, James Spry, West Point Thoroughbreds and Nice Guys Stables. Bred in Florida by Lance Colwell & Janice Clark.
  • 3yo g TRADEMARK wins the off the turf Commonwealth Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs on November 27th. Trained by Vicki Oliver for owners BBN Racing, bred by Airdrie Stud.
  • 2yo f UNCONTROLLABLE heads to the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies of her 2nd place in the G2 Chandelier Stakes. Trained by Michael McCarthy for Repole Stable. Bred by Fountain of Youth Breeding, LLC.
  • 4yo g SURLY FURIOUS wins the Presque Isle Mile on September 19th. His second stakes win in 2022. Trained by Glenn Wismer for Novogratz Racing Stables. Bred by Airdrie Stud.
  • 2yo filly THE GREAT MAYBE named a TDN Rising Star for her dominant first out victory at Saratoga on August 28th. Trained by Cherie DeVaux for Lael Stables, bred by Monica Egger. 
  • 3yo filly and TDN Rising Star, GREEN UP won her 4th in a row with her victory in the Cathryn Sophia S. at Parx on Augut 23. This her 2nd consecutive stakes win following the Boiling Springs S. at Monmouth on July 3rd. Trained by Todd Pletcher for Team Valor International, bred by Althea Richards.
  • 4yo g. SURLY FURIOUS set a new track record when winning the Karl Boyes S. at Presque Isle Downs on July 5th. Trained by Glenn Wismer for Novogratz Racing Stables. Bred by Airdrie Stud.
  • 4yo filly GSP EDIE MEENY MINY MO fought gamely to win the Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 2nd. Trained by Michelle Hemingway for owner Holly Hill Stables, bred by Dark Hollow Farm.  
  • 4yo colt GSW MASQUEPARADE gets his fourth career victory in an Allowance at Churchill Down on June 23rd taking his career earnings to $638,752. Trained by Al Stall for FTGGG Racing, Airdrie bred. .  
  • 4yo colt UPTOWN wins the Best of Ohio Sydney Gendelman S at Belterra Park. Trained by Brian Waltz for owner Charlie J. Williams, bred by Donnybrook Stables & Wynn Blanton.
  • 3yo filly and TDN Rising Star GREEN UP wins her first start against winners, cruising to a 4 length geared down win at Gulfstream Park on 4/21. Trained by Todd Pletcher for Team Valor, bred by Althea Richards. 
  • 3yo colt ZANDON wins the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes to punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby. Trained by Chad Brown for Jeff Drown. Proudly bred by Airdrie Stud. 
  • 3yo filly KATHLEEN O. remains perfect in the G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks at Gulfstream Park. Now 4/4 she will head to the Kentucky Oaks. Trained by Shug McGaughey for owner Winngate Stables, LLC, bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd & Bridlewood Farm
  • 3yo filly MICRO SHARE broke her maiden by 5 lengths at Santa Anita for trainer Richard Mandella and owners My Racehorse and Spendthrift Farm. Bred by Airdrie Stud
  • 3yo f KATHLEEN O. makes it a perfect 3/3 when winning the G2 Davola Dale at Gulfstream Park on March 5th. Trained by Shug McGaughey for owner Winngate Stables, LLC, bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd & Bridlewood Farm
  • 3yo c ZANDON broke his maiden first time out at Belmont Park, was 2nd in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes and 3rd in the Grade 3 Risen Star S. Trained by Chad Brown for Jeff Drown. Proudly bred by Airdrie Stud. 
  • 4yo colt REINVESTMENT RISK scored a 103 Beyer in an Allowance at Gulfstream Park off the layoff. Trained by Chad Brown for Klaravich Stables. Bred by Aschinger Bloodstock Holdings, LLC
  • 4yo c UPHOLD THE LAW stayed undefeated (3/3) with an allowance win at Gulfstream Park on January 2nd. Trained by Michael Stidham for owners Niall Brennan and Susan Moulton, bred by Gail Rice
  • 2yo g TRADEMARK off his maiden score at Churchill Downs won an Allowance over the same course by 3 lengths on November 27th. Trained by Vicki Oliver for owners BBN Racing, bred by Airdrie Stud
  • 2yo colt UNBRIDLED BOMBER broke his maiden at Aqueduct on November 7th in a MSW. Trained by James Ryerson for owners Edward Potash, Brad Yankanich and James Ryerson, bred by Unbridled Explosion, LLC
  • 3yo c STARBURST won his 3rd race in 5 career starts in an Allowance at Delaware Park on October 27. Trained by Michael Stidham for owner Dare to Dream Stable, bred by David DiPietro
  • 3yo g SOCIAL CHIC won the West Virginia Lottery Breeders' Classic at Charles Town on October 9th. His second consecutive Stakes win for trainer Jeff Runco and owner Smart Angle LLP.  Bred by James Franklin Miller 
  • MASQUEPARADE is the winner of the G3 Ohio Derby (beating Graded Winners King Fury, Keepmeinmind, and Promise Keeper), and was an imperious 11 3/4 length winner of a 9-furlong Allowance on the Kentucky Derby undercard on May 1st. He drew away to win in 1:48 1/5 and earned a 97 Beyer and 6+ Ragozin (Derby winner received a 6") for FTGGG Racing and Al Stall. After a close third in the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes behind Graded Winners Essential Quality and Keepmeinmind his career earnings are $494,208.
  • FOUNDER won the Tale of the Cat Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 31st earning an 81 Beyer. Trained by Chad Brown for owners Jeff Drown and Don Rachel, bred by Lantern Hill Farm.
  • ONE STEP AHEAD broke her maiden in the Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes at Prairie Meadows on August 14th. Trained by Christopher David for owner Dare to Dream Stables, bred by Betz Thoroughbreds.
  • Multiple Grade 1-placed Reinvestment Risk, a TDN Rising Star debut winner at Saratoga, was runner-up to Jackie's Warrior in the G1 Hopeful S. at Saratoga and the G1 Champagne S. at Belmont
  • "...every one of them moved well. They're good, easy movers. They have a low-to-the-ground action. Then, when I went back to the barn and looked at them, I was impressed with them physically. I'm sure there will be a great demand for people wanting to breed to the horse now on that $10,000 stud fee. He's not an expensive horse, but he's sure breeding quality."  - Mike Ryan
  • "Our Upstart-Plum 2yo filly is one of the most fluid-moving, naturally-talented fillies we've seen in a long time" - Cary Frommer
  • "Upstart's 2yos are the most consistently athletic (first-crop progeny) I have seen train this season, with physicals to match. I just bought a share!" - Nick Sallusto
  • "I love my three Upstart 2yos. One of them might be the nicest horse I have. He acts like he’s a freak of nature.” - JR Boyd, Brick City Thoroughbreds
  • “We have an Upstart 2yo colt out of Blue Beryl in the OBS March Sale. He is a big, leggy, two-turn type of horse with a quick turn of foot. I expect big things from him.” - John Gleason, Woodford Thoroughbreds
  • "I have a yearling and a 2yo by Upstart and I like them both. We are looking forward to taking the 2yo to March. He's doing everything right." - Craig Wheeler
  • "Our Upstart 2yo colt out of Ridingwiththedevil is a strong, mature physical and is training forwardly." - Tristan deMeric
  • Multiple Graded Stakes Winner of over $1.7 Million
  • Stakes Winner and dual Grade 1 Placed each year from 2 to 4
  • Flatter’s Best Two-Year-Old
  • Saratoga Debut Winner and Stakes Winner at 2, earning a sparkling 102 Beyer Speed Figure
  • Defeated the Top Class Frosted twice in First-Place Finishes in the GII Holy Bull and GII Fountain of Youth Stakes at 3
  • Trained by the late, great Rick Violette
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Race Record

Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2016 4 1 0 2 $482,500
2015 7 1 2 1 $786,480
2014 4 2 1 1 $463,800
Totals 15 4 3 4 $1,732,780

Won at 2
Funny Side S. at Saratoga ($200,000, 6.5f)
MSW at Saratoga ($73,000, 5.5f) by 51/4

2nd at 2
Champagne S. at Belmont (G1, $500,000, 8f) to Daredevil

Won at 3
Holy Bull S. at Gulfstream Park (G2, $400,000, 8.5f ) by 51/4 defeating Frosted, Keen Ice, etc.

2nd at 3
Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park (G1, $1,000,000, 9f) to Materiality
Fountain of Youth S. at Gulfstream Park (G2, $400,000, 8.5f)

3rd at 3
Haskell Invitational S. at Monmouth (G1, $1,700,000, 9f) to American Pharoah, Keen Ice

Won at 4
Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn (G2, $350,000, 8.5f)

3rd at 4
Whitney S. at Saratoga (G1, $1,250,000, 9f) to Frosted, Effinex
Metropolitan H. at Belmont Park (G1, $1,250,000, 8f) to Frosted, Anchor Down

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Upstart

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Pedigree: 5-Cross

FLATTER (USA)
b. 1999
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA) dkb/br. 1968
MY CHARMER (USA) b. 1969 *
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
LASSIE DEAR (USA) b. 1974 *
PRAISE (USA)
b. 1994
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
WILD APPLAUSE (USA)
b. 1981
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
GLOWING TRIBUTE (USA) b. 1973 *
PARTY SILKS (USA)
b. 2004
TOUCH GOLD (USA)
dkb/br. 1994
DEPUTY MINISTER (CAN)
b. 1979
VICE REGENT (CAN) ch. 1967
MINT COPY (CAN) dkb/br. 1970
PASSING MOOD (CAN)*
ch. 1978
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
COOL MOOD (CAN) ch. 1966 *
INTEND TO WIN (USA)
ch. 1993
HOUSEBUSTER (USA)
dkb/br. 1987
MT. LIVERMORE (USA) ch. 1981
BIG DREAMS (USA) dkb/br. 1980
INTENTLY (USA)
b. 1983
DRONE (USA) gr. 1966
NAUGHTY INTENTIONS (USA) b. 1971

Top Performers

ZANDON, 19, c (Creative Cause, Indian Charlie) $2,200,000, 3 wins, Toyota Blue Grass S. [G1], Woodward S. [G2], 2nd Whitney S. [G1], Pennsylvania Derby [G1], Metropolitan H. [G1], Remsen S. [G2], Jim Dandy S. [G2], Westchester S. [G3], 3rd Kentucky Derby, [G1], Travers [G1], Risen Star S. [G3]

TRADEMARK, 19, g (Creative Cause, Mazel Trick) $1,105,865, 6 wins, 1st Clark S. [G2], Commonwealth Turf S. (Off the turf), Michael G Schafer Memorial S., 2nd Lukas Classic S. [G2], 2nd Philip H Iselin S. [G3], 3rd Salvator Mile S. [G3] 

KATHLEEN O., 19, f (Blame, Tale of the Cat) $509,905, 4 winsDavona Dale S. [G2], Gulfstream Park Oaks [G2], Cash Run Stakes, 2nd Comely Stakes [G3], 2nd Royal Delta S. [G3], 2nd Top Flight S.

PREREQUISITE, 20 f (Smart Strike, Giant's Causeway) $271,000, 2 Wins, 1st Wonder Again S. [G2], 2nd Belmont Oaks [G1]

MASQUEPARADE, 18, c (Any Given Saturday, Colonial Affair) $684,381, 4 wins, 1st Ohio Derby [G3], 3rd Jim Dandy S. [G2], 2nd Alydar S., 3rd Michael G Schafer Memorial S.

SURLY FURIOUS, 18, g (Majesticperfection, Vicar) $578,898, 8 wins, 1st Dust Commander S., Forego S., Presque Isle Mile S., Karl Boyes S.(2x) *NTR, 2nd WV Governor's S. [G3]3rd Ghostzapper S. [G3], 3rd $100,000 Challenger S.

SOCIAL CHIC, 18, g (Harlan's Holiday, Unbridled) $383,430, 11 wins, 1st West Virginia Lottery Breeders’ Classic S., Robert G. Leavitt S., 2nd Randy Funkhouser Memorial S., Coin Collector Stakes, Frank Gall Mem. S.(2x), WV TBA Onion Juice Breeders' Classic S., 3rd WV TBA Onion Juice Breeders' Classic S., Confucious Say S.

GREEN UP, 19, f (Two Punch, Green Dancer) $376,098, 5 wins *TDN Rising Star*, Pumpkin Pie S., Cathryn Sophia S., Boiling Springs S., 3rd Baird Doubledogdare S. [G3]

MICRO SHARE, 19, f (The Daddy, Irish Tower) $241,240, 4 wins, Tranquility Lake S., 3rd Zenyatta S. [G2]

EDIE MEENY MINY MO, 18, f (Pure Prize, Not for Love) $232,044, 4 wins, Regret Stakes, 2nd Monmouth Oaks [G3]

FOUNDER, 18, c (Bernstein, Quiet American) $222,072, 3 wins, Tale of the Cat S.

ONE STEP AHEAD, 19, f (Cat's Career, Quack) $72,000, 1 win, Prairie Gold Lassie S.

SARAI, 21, f (Henrythenavigator, A.P. Indy) $53,790, 2 wins, 1st Versets Jet S., 2nd Accion de Gracias S. [G3], Clasico Dia de La Raza S. [G3]

RESURRECTOR, 18, c (Lawyer Ron, Tabasco Cat) $52,370, 2 wins, 1st Clasico Gorge Washington S.

Reinvestment Risk, 18, c (Candy Ride, Devil His Due) $415,840, 2 wins - MSW at Saratoga by 7 3/4 l. *TDN Rising Star*, 2nd Hopeful S. [G1], Champagne S. [G1], Churchill Downs S. [G1], Carter [G1]

Unbridled Bomber, 19, c (Eddington, Gone West) $328,350, 3 wins, 3rd Suburban S. [G2]

Cagliostro, 20, c (Hard Spun, Unbridled's Song) $179,828, 1 win, 2nd Smarty Jones S. [G3], 3rd Indiana Derby [G3] 

Uncontrollable, 20, f (Include, Strike Gold) $160,390, 1 win, 2nd Chandelier S. [G2], 2nd Generous Portions S., 3rd Starlet S. [G1]

Uptown, 18, c (Mongoose, Strike The Gold) $237,614, 6 wins, Best of Ohio Sydney Gendelman S., 2nd Hoover S., Best of Ohio Cleveland Kindergarten S., 3rd Juvenile S., Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup S.

Baytown Bear, 18, g (Istan, El Prado) $202,304, 6 wins, 2nd Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial S, 3rd Mighty Beau Overnight S., Rumson S., Honor the Hero S.

Finish Up, 19, g (Elite Squadron, Gold Case) $199,205, 4 wins, 2nd Iowa Cradle S., Iowa Breeders' Derby, Governor Terry E. Branstad S., 3rd Gray's Lake S.

Xcellent Start, 20, c (Curlin, Appealing Skier) $77,252, 3 wins, 2nd Henry Mercer Memorial S.

Stepup, 20, f (Majesticperfection, Cahill Road) $42,475, 2 wins, 2nd Kent S.

Boreas, 18, c (The Daddy, Include) $31,900, 1 win, 3rd Columbia S.

Bit Coiner, 19, c (Medallist, Not For Love) $24,377, 1 win, 3rd Shakopee Juvenile S.

Lady Goldstart, 18, f (Eddington, Pioneering) $272,517, 8 wins

Rock Star Parking, 18, f (Majesticperfection, Cahill Road) $237,247, 6 wins

Don't Wait Up 19, c (Proud Citizen, Lion Heart) $226,461, 5 wins 

Careerism, 18, c (Out Of Place, Dixie Brass) $170,017, 2 wins (Japan) 

Suki, 18, f (Lost Soldier, Dr Carter) $164,837, 3 wins

Wora, 18, c (Bellamy Road, Wavering Monarch) $155,731, 5 wins 

Upstriker, 18, c (Smart Strike, Storm Cat) $155,377, 2 wins

Frat Pack, 19, c (Warrior's Reward,El Corredor) $153,900, 2 wins

Deemed Essential, 18, f (Indian Charlie, Honor Grades) $124,213, 3 wins

Uphold the Law, 18, g (Freud, Talkin Man) $123,500, 4 wins

Game Theory, 18, c (War Front, Phone Trick) $120,489, 3 wins

Smooth Justice, 18, f (Glitterman, Farma Way) $116,720, 4 wins

Starburst, 18, c (Candy Ride, Tiznow) $110,673, 4 wins

The Great Maybe, 20, f (Simon Pure, Robyn Dancer) $75,7051 win at Saratoga, *TDN Rising Star*

Status Seeker, 21, f (Magna Graduate, Speightstown) $49,500, 1 win

 

 

 
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SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL WEANLINGS by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2023 11 $836,000 $76,000
2022 4 $146,000 $36,500
2021 $133,000  $33,250
2020 $25,000  $25,000
2019 16  $158,700  $9,856
2018 17  $1,026,000  $60,352
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL KEENELAND SEPTEMBER YEARLINGS by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2023 14 $710,000 $50,714
2022 20 $2,241,000 $112,050
2021 6 $183,000 $30,500
2020 15 $1,029,700 $68,647
2019 32 $1,874,500 $58,578
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2023 22 $1,576,400 $71,655
2022 6 $1,395,000 $385,000
2021 16 $1,812,000 $113,250
2020 25 $2,610,000 $104,400
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