Upstart

Upstart

Flatter - Party Silks
2012 - DK B - 16.2 Hands
2021 Fee: $10,000 S&N
5% discount on all stud fees paid by Nov 1
A LEADING FIRST-CROP SIRE WITH 19 WINNERS, INCLUDING MULTIPLE G1 PERFORMER, REINVESTMENT RISK
  • ZOOM UP was an impressive two-turn Allowance winner at Fair Grounds on January 18th. Fresh off her maiden victory going 6 furlongs at the same venue, she stretched out to 1 mile 70 yd and drew off with conviction to win by 3 1/4 lengths for Cosmic Racing and Tom Amoss. Zoom Up was bred by Lantern Hill Farm, our neighbors in Midway, KY
  • Highly-touted juvenile, MANOR HOUSE, displayed a wealth of talent with a 12 1/4 length debut win at Laurel Park for Newtown Anner Stud and Mike Stidham
  • Second-Crop Yearlings sold for up to $410,000! 
  • 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
  • B. C. Jones' homebred filly, DOLLAR MOUNTAIN, won a MdSpWt by 5 1/2 lengths at Belmont Park. Out of the stakes-producing Constantinople, she is from the immediate family of G2 Lake Placid S. winner, Speaktomeofsummer
  • UPSTRIKER was a dominant 5 length debut winner for Ron Moquett at Ellis Park on Sunday 8/30 earning an 81 Beyer, the highest Beyer for a 2yo colt at the meet
  • FOUNDER broke his maiden in eyecatching fashion on August 29th at Saratoga. He made a dramatic rally from last-to-first on a muddy surface to catch Chad Brown's other runner, Nyquist S. winner, Highly Motivated (Into Mischief), to win by a neck in 1:10.01
  • LADY GOLDSTART was a tenacious victress on debut at Ellis Park for Winchester Place Thoroughbreds and trainer, Ian Wilkes
  • LIGHT US UP won a Maiden Special Weight at Monmouth Park on debut for Robert LaPenta and Jonathan Thomas
  • Also the sire of multiple SP winner, Uptown and Baytown Bear (MdSpWt winner)
  • TOP-SELLING FIRST CROP JUVENILES include:
  • $600,000 colt out of Blue Beryl sold to Mike Ryan (Woodford Thoroughbreds) - FOUNDER
  • $400,000 filly out of Plum sold to Sallusto/Albina (Cary Frommer)
  • $280,000 colt out of Ridingwiththedevil sold to Mike Ryan (deMeric Sales) - REINVESTMENT RISK
  • $200,000 colt out of Out Of Goodbyes sold to Narvick International (Brick City Thoroughbreds) 
  • "...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
  • First Crop Yearling Average of $64,647 (almost 6.5x Stud Fee)
  • "Our Upstart yearlings SOLD OFF THE CHARTS at Keeneland September, but the best part was seeing how thrilled their new owners were to have gotten them." - Suzi Shoemaker of Lantern Hill Farm, who sold yearlings from Upstart's first crop for up to $220,000 
  • $510,000 yearling at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale...one of Upstart's 15 Six-Figure First-Crop Yearlings
  • First September Yearlings sold for $220,000, $180,000, $150,000, $140,000, $120,000, $115,000, etc.
  • First Yearlings at Fasig-Tipton July sold for $140,000, $125,000, $120,000, $100,000, etc.
  • $120,000 filly at Fasig-Tipton Timonium Yearling Sale - the second highest-priced filly in the entire sale
  • Upstart yearling buyers include Todd Pletcher/Let's Go Stables, Justin Casse, Nick deMeric, Woodford Thoroughbreds, Liz Crow, Barry Butzow, Ian Wilkes, Barry Berkelhammer, PTK, Ciaran Dunne, Cary Frommer, Linda Rice, etc.
  • America's #1 Weanling Sales Sire by Median, and #2 by Average, of all Freshman Sires with stud fee up to $20,000! (5+ sold)
  • First Weanlings averaged $64,733 and had median of $60,000 (6x Stud Fee)
  • "The Upstart foal I bought was THE BEST LOOKING WEANLING I SAW during the entire November sale", Brian Graves
  • 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

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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

Reinvestment Risk, 18, c (Candy Ride, Devil His Due), $159,600, 1 win, MdSpWt at Saratoga by 7 3/4 l. *TDN Rising Star*, 2nd Hopeful S. [G1], Champagne S. [G1]

Uptown, 18, c (Mongoose, Strike The Gold) $79,450, 2 wins, 2nd Hoover S., Best of Ohio Cleveland Kindergarten S., 3rd Juvenile S.

Zoom Up, 18, f (More Than Ready, Unbridled's Song) $84,600, 2 wins

Founder, 18, c (Bernstein, Quiet American) $60,300, 1 win, MdSpWt at Saratoga

Upstriker, 18, c (Smart Strike, Storm Cat) $48,553, 1 win, MdSpWt at Ellis Park by 5 l. - 81 Beyer, highest for 2yo colt at meet

Social Chic, 18, g (Harlan's Holiday, Unbridled) $46,086, 2 wins

Baytown Bear, 18, g (Istan, El Prado) $42,790, 1 win, MdSpWt at 2 by 9 3/4 l.

Dollar Mountain, 18, f (Istan, Silver Hawk) $38,970, 1 win, MdSpWt at 2 by 5 1/2 l.

Light Us Up, 18, c (US Ranger, Holy Bull) $38,940, 1 win, MdSpWt

Rock Star Parking, 18, f (Majesticperfection, Cahill Road) $36,014, 1 win

Lady Goldstart, 18, f (Eddington, Pioneering) $32,193, 1 win, MdSpWt

Starburst, 18, c (Candy Ride, Tiznow) $24,453, 1 win from 1 start by 5 1/2 l.

Lady Clau, 18, f (Yankee Victor, Chimes Band) $23,980, 1 win

Manor House, 18, c (Dixie Union, Prospector's Pick) $22,800, 1 win, MdSpWt at 2 by 12 1/4 l.

Upstart Gentleman, 18, c (Yankee Gentleman, Distinctive Pro) $21,289, 1 win

Game Theory, 18, f (War Front, Phone Trick) $21,030, 1 win by 5 1/4 l.

Marketability, 18, c (Lion Hearted, Deputy Minister) $20,365, 1 win

Surly Furious, 18, c (Majesticperfection, Vicar) $18,750, 1 win by 7 1/4 l.

Maystart, 18, f (Lion Heart, Woodman) $17,800, 1 win by 8 1/2 l.

Supreme Blessing, 18, f (E Dubai, Buckfinder) $15,390, 1 win


 
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Sales Statistics

SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL WEANLINGS by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020 $25,000  $25,000
2019 16  $158,700  $9,856
2018 17  $1,026,000  $60,352
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL YEARLINGS by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020  41  $1,851,519  $45,159
2019  56  $3,562,048  $63,608
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020  25  $2,610,000  $104,400
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL IN FOAL BROODMARES covered by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020  9 $393,000  $43,666
2019  4 $42,000  $10,500
2018  11 $372,500  $33,863
2017 7 $116,000  $16,571
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