Founded by Brereton and Libby Jones in 1972, Airdrie Stud sits on 2,500 acres of arguably the most fertile land in the Bluegrass. Our world class 150+ broodmare band is dedicated almost entirely to supporting our outstanding stallion roster, and the team behind our family operated farm takes tremendous pride in always raising our horses- and treating our customers- the right way.
American Freedom
Pulpit - Gottcha Last
Animals are not commodities
  • Yearlings sold for $160,000, $110,000, $100,000, $87,000, etc., to Wesley Ward, Solis/Litt, Ciaran Dunne, Hidden Brook, Marquee Bloodstock, Grassroots Training & Sales, etc.
  • "American Freedom was a FREAK. He had more natural talent than most of the Grade 1 winners I've trained" - Hall Of Fame Trainer, Bob Baffert
  • Built-In Support - Airdrie Stud and the Wests have committed to breeding no fewer than 120 of their own mares to American Freedom in his first three seasons at stud (2019-2021)
  • Dominant winner of the GIII Iowa Derby and the Sir Barton Stakes, and runner-up in both the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational and the Grade 1 Travers Stakes
  • Defeated all three Classic winners in his crop - Nyquist, Exaggerator and Creator - and earned a higher 3YO Beyer Speed Figure (104) than all three   
  • Defeated the mighty Gun Runner on both occasions they met
  • A dazzling debut winner over 7 furlongs at Santa Anita, earning a 98 Beyer and a 3/4 Thorograph number
  • Absolutely Gorgeous son of the Great Pulpit who was a $500,000 September Yearling purchase by Gary and Mary West
Cairo Prince
Pioneerof the Nile - Holy Bubbette
Animals are not commodities
  • 4th Crop Yearlings up to $400,000, $230,000, $200,000, $200,000, etc. 
  • 17 TWO-YEAR-OLD WINNERS so far in 2020 including Cousin Larry (Keeneland dirt), Royal Prince (Keeneland turf), Honey Pants (Belmont turf), Cecile's Chapter (Keeneland Alw dirt) and Stakes Horses like Zippy Baby (Saratoga), Touchdown Brown (Del Mar) and Basso (Monmouth)
  • 3 juvenile winners on 10/2 including Royal Prince, the ultra-promising half-brother to British Idiom
  • 3yo colt BUY LAND AND SEE, winner of the Awad S. having previously set a NTR at PARX when breaking his maiden at 2, returned to action with a dominant 5 1/4 length Allowance win on July 28th for Joe Imbesi and Steve Klesaris
  • 22 Second Crop Juvenile Winners in 2019
  • Sire of SWs such as ROYAL CHARLOTTE winner of the G2 Prioress S. and the G3 Victory Ride S.; NEW AND IMPROVED (G2 Sands Point S.); CAIRO CAT (G3 Iroquois S.); BUY LAND AND SEE (Awad S.); MIHOS (Mucho Macho Man S.); GIZA GODDESS (SW, GSP); and MARQUEE PRINCE (SW, GSP)
  • Mont Perdu has won 5 races in Japan for Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm, setting two New Track Records, including 1:09 flat at Kyoto winning the Muromachi S., and 1:09.70 at Chukyo. Her earnings are now over $690,000
  • A brilliant 2YO who won the Nashua [G2] in just his second start to remain undefeated.
  • A dominant victory in the Holy Bull [G2] by 5 ¾ in his 3YO year cemented his position as the Kentucky Derby [G1] favorite.
  • His stakes-winning and graded-placed dam Holy Bubbette is by Horse of the Year and Champion 3YO Holy Bull. His half-sister, Nonna Mia, is the dam of 2016 Grade 1 Wood Memorial victor Outwork.
City Zip - Helena Bay (GB)
Animals are not commodities
  • Outstanding first foals arriving now, following tremendous support in his debut season at stud: 156 mares with C.I. = 2.25; ranked #3 in 2019 Freshman Sire class 
  • The best ever by leading sire, City Zip
  • Debut winner and Graded-placed at 2, Multiple GSW at 3 and 4
  • Posted triple-digit Beyers in all 6 of his starts in 2017, including 115, 114, 111, etc.
  • 5-time Graded Stakes winner, he defeated the mighty Arrogate when winning the G1 Pacific Classic
  • Defeated Accelerate (rec. 2 lb) by 14 lengths in a tour-de-force performance in the G3 Precisionist S.
  • Gallant runner-up to Gun Runner in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, defeating 3yo Champion West Coast, Arrogate for the second consecutive time, and many more
  • Undefeated in his first 7 starts on a fast dirt track
  • $170,000 OBS March purchase by Marette Farrell on behalf of Peter Fluor & KC Weiner’s Speedway Stable LLC
  • From the female family of Blushing Groom, he is inbred 5x5 to his dam, Runaway Bride
Animals are not commodities
  • Currently the Morning Line Favorite for both the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile & Breeders' Cup Sprint
  • Dominant winner of the G2 Kelso H. on Oct. 3rd, Complexity earned a 110 Beyer and 3 Ragozin in preparation for his appearance in either the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile or Breeders' Cup Sprint on Saturday Nov. 7th 
  • His 110 Beyer is the highest Beyer Speed Figure at a mile or more so far in 2020, and the 2nd highest at any distance
  • Wire-to-wire winner of the G1 Champagne S. at Belmont as a two-year-old earning a 95 Beyer and 8 Ragozin, Complexity defeated a top-class field including multiple G1 winner Code Of Honor by 3 lengths, with Call Paul, who entered off a victory in the G2 Saratoga Special S. in 3rd. Five other Stakes horses including 3 subsequent GSW were off the board
  • Dueled 3 and 4 wide in the rain-sodden G1 Forego S. at Saratoga this summer, setting torrid fractions of 22-1, 44-3, 1:08-4, only to be caught in the final jumps by Win Win Win, in a field that also included G1 winners, Whitmore, Firenze Fire and Mind Control
  • Earned a TDN Rising Star, 90 Beyer and an 8 1/2 Ragozin for his debut MdSpWt win at Saratoga, where he wired the field in 1:09 3/5. He won by 4 1/4 lengths over subsequent G2 Holy Bull S. winner, Harvey Wallbanger, with subsequent SW King For A Day another 6 lengths back in 3rd
  • Returned from a freshening at 3 to defeat older horses at Aqueduct winning “geared down” by 7 ¼ lengths in 1:22 2/5, earning a 101 Beyer and 3 Ragozin
  • A $375,000 yearling purchase by Mike Ryan on behalf of Klaravich Stables; he was the highest-priced yearling in Maclean's Music's third crop
  • By Maclean's Music, also sire of the 2020 G1 Champagne S. & G1 Hopeful S. winner, JACKIE'S WARRIOR
  • Apart from Complexity, his dam, Goldfield, has produced four winners from four others to race, including GSW VALADORNA, who was 2nd by 3/4 length to Caledonia Road in the 2016 G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies S. 
  • "He's a rare horse that has been #1 wherever he's been. He was the most expensive yearling by his sire, the most highly thought of two-year-old at Stonestreet and, by far, our stable's best colt of his crop. He's an exceptional talent." - Trainer, Chad Brown
Creative Cause
Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer
Animals are not commodities

A Leading Cumulative Fifth Crop Kentucky Stallion: Sire of PAVEL (G1), SIGNIFICANT FORM (G2), MGSW MY BOY JACK, GSW SKYLER'S SCRAMJET, MSW TWISTED TOM, etc. 

#3 Fifth Crop Sire with 15 Black-Type Winners to date (tied with Union Rags and Dialed In)

#3 Fifth Crop Sire with 9 Black-Type Horses already in 2020 -  more than Union Rags, Tapizar, etc.

Canadian Pride set fast fractions and drew away to win a 6.5 furlong MdSpWt at Santa Anita on 10/4 for Peter Eurton and CRK Stable by 3 1/4 lengths in 1:15 4/5 earning an 84 Beyer. Bred by BC Jones, he was purchased by David Ingordo for $250,000 as a yearling

2020 GSW: IDENTIFIER won the G3 Hal's Hope S. at Gulfstream Park

NEW GSH: Harmless was placed in the G2 Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar on August 8th for Agave Racing Stable and Phil d'Amato

STAR OF NIGHT, a homebred for the Steinmann Family, won the Sylvia Bishop Memorial S. at Charles Town on Aug 28th by 5 1/4 lengths in a time that was 0.04 seconds faster than the G3 Charles Town Oaks two races prior, and returned to win the WV T.O. Breeders' Cup Classic by 4 3/4 lengths. She has now won 5 of 7 lifetime starts

Two 2yo Black-Type Winners among 15 2yo winners and 5 Black-Type 2yos from his fourth crop

15 Lifetime Black Type Winners and 30 Black Type Horses, including the G1-winning millionaire, PAVEL

MGSW SIGNIFICANT FORM was placed in the 2020 G3 Intercontinental S. to increase her earnings to $817,216 for Stephanie Seymour Brant and Chad Brown 

G1 winner, PAVEL, the Reddam Racing globetrotter has retired to stud with earnings of almost $2.1m in 18 lifetime starts. He raced exclusively in Graded Stakes company since his impressive debut maiden win, including trips to Dubai (twice) and Japan.

G3 winner, SKYLER'S SCRAMJET was beaten just a 1/2 length by World Of Trouble in the 2019 G1 Carter H. at AQU. Still in training in 2020, he has earnings now $515,902

Click here to read Chris McGrath's article on Creative Cause from the June 28th 2018 issue of the TDN

FOUR STAKES-WINNING JUVENILES IN 2017, while no other Second Crop Sire had more than ONE!

  • Grade I Winning Millionaire - By a Grade I Winning Millionaire - Out of a Grade I Winning Millionaire
  • Grade I Winner and Eclipse Finalist at 2
  • Grade II Winner and Classic Placed at 3
  • Defeated every horse he ever ran against, including Grade I Winners I'LL HAVE ANOTHER, BODEMEISTER, UNION RAGS, PAYNTER, HANSEN, and GEMOLOGIST
Kitten's Joy - Madame du Lac
Animals are not commodities
  • A Graded Stakes winner every season he raced, he earned over $1.6 million
  • Brilliant from the start, he won on debut at Gulfstream Park running his last 1/16th of a mile in 5.74 to vanquish his 12 rivals
  • In just his third lifetime start he surged to win the $250,000 G2 American Turf S. on Derby Day at Churchill Downs posting a 22.63 quarter mile, followed by sizzling final 1/16th in 5.54 seconds
  • Following that effort, he set a new track record in the Pennine Ridge S. at Belmont Park defeating the Chad Brown Graded-winning duo of Takeover Target and Startup Nation as well as G1 winner and subsequent Eclipse Champion, World Approval.
  • He posted signature victories in two runnings of the G1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic on consecutive Derby Days, defeating turf stars including Beach Patrol, Bal A Bali, Tourist, Big Blue Kitten, Midnight Storm, Bolo, Oscar Nominated, World Approval, etc.
  • He was beaten only ¾ of a length when 4th in a blanket finish in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs, and was only 1 ½ lengths behind Bowie’s Hero in his career finale, the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland
  • In all, he posted 13 Triple-digit Beyers and 26 single-digit Ragozins
  • Divisidero earned the same best Ragozin (4”) and top Beyer Speed Figure (104) as another leading stallion son of Kitten’s Joy, Oscar Performance
  • Bred by Hinkle Farms, Divisidero was purchased by Josh Stevens for $250,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale
  • His dam, Madame du Lac is a Lemon Drop Kid daughter of Geisha Girl by Nashwan, the great European racehorse who was unique in winning the 2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, Eclipse S. and King George VI S. in his 3yo season. Geisha Girl’s dam is Miznah, a Sadler’s Wells daughter of La Dame Du Lac, herself a Round Table daughter of the immortal Cosmah.
  • A direct descendant of Cosmah, Divisidero is from the immediate female family of breed-shaping stallions such as Northern Dancer, Halo, Danehill, and many others.
Broad Brush - Illeria
Animals are not commodities

New SW: MADAM MEENA (3f.) takes the $100,000 Tax Free Shopping Distaff S. at Delaware Park for her first SW and 6th win in 10 lifetime starts. Congratulations to O/B Michael R. Cox

A TOP SIRE YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT - Sired the earners of $51.5 million and improves his mares (lifetime AEI 1.46, CI 1.32)

SW and MGSP ANOTHER BROAD was 3rd in the G2 Fleur de Lis S. on June 27th, and now has earnings of $353,143

The ageless NET GAIN has finished in the money in 27 of his 56 starts, and now has earnings of $523,422. He has won or placed in 5 consecutive runnings of the Cyclones H.

Ten Black-Type Performers in 2019 - equal to, or more than stallions like Tiznow and Harlan's Holiday, and from fewer starters 

6 SW & 13 SH in 2018, also including K P Wildcat, who has won 13 of 22 starts, including 9 stakes races; SW 3yo filly Midnight Soiree and 2yo Stakes Horses Group Text and Include Edition

Sire of 11 Grade I Stakes Winners, and 30 Grade I Stakes Horses worldwide

  • GI-Winning Millionaire who recorded 13 triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures, including back-to-back 117 Figures
  • Provides total outcross for A.P. INDY, MR. PROSPECTOR and NORTHERN DANCER line Mares

Broodmare sire of:

SAM'S SISTER (G1), by Brother Derek

PINK SANDS (G2), by Tapit

AMALFI COAST (G2), by Tapizar

SUNDAY WIZARD (G3, millionaire), by Neo Universe (JPN)

GUNMETAL GRAY (G3, G1p), by Exchange Rate

HE'S IN LOVE (G3, millionaire), by Harbinger (GB)

HOLIDAY SOIREE (SW, G1p) by Harlan's Holiday

MICHELINE (SW), by Bernardini

MARQUEE PRINCE (SW) by Cairo Prince

Off Topic (G1p), by Street Sense

Ghostzapper - Ivory Empress
Animals are not commodities
  • Precocious: An Undefeated Grade 2-winning 2yo from one of North America's most prolific sirelines
  • Multiple Graded Stakes Winner and Track Record Setter at 3
  • Superior miler speed with an electrifying turn of foot: McCraken won 6 of 7 starts at up to 1 mile 1/16th
  • A TDN Rising Star, McCraken was a rare debut-winning juvenile for the patient Ian Wilkes' barn, before completing an undefeated juvenile campaign with emphatic victories in the Street Sense S. and G2 Kentucky Jockey Club S.
  • He set a New Track Record and remained undefeated when winning the G3 Sam F. Davis S. at Tampa Bay Downs on his 3yo debut, with a 1 1/2 length defeat of subsequent G1-Belmont S. winner Tapwrit, to whom he conceded 6 lb
  • Following a rough trip in the G1 Kentucky Derby, McCraken returned with a facile romp in the G3 Matt Winn S.
  • In the G1 Haskell Inv. McCraken made an explosive wide move to seize the lead at the head of the stretch, only to be caught in the last jump by a surging Girvin, with Practical Joke, Battle Of Midway, Irish War Cry, etc. behind
  • A winner and Graded Stakes-placed at 4, McCraken retired with a record of 14: 6-1-3 and earnings of $869,728
  • "McCraken was one of the most naturally talented horses I have ever been around, and his turn of foot was second to none. He took the Whitham family and our stable on a great ride, and I look forward to training Grade 1 winners by him in the future." - Trainer, Ian Wilkes
  • McCraken is the second foal out of the Seeking The Gold mare, Ivory Empress, herself a Graded Stakes-placed sprinter. She is also the dam of the recent G3 Dogwood S. winner, Four Graces, the Graded-placed Bondurant, and the talented filly, With Dignity. Ivory Empress is out of the Graded Stakes winner and Grade 1-placed, Madame Pandit, who is also the dam of the Grade 1-winner, Mea Domina.
Arch - Flying Dixie
Animals are not commodities
  • The two best training horses I’ve ever had were Preservationist and Quality Road" – Trainer, Jimmy Jerkens
  • Winner of the 2019 G1 Woodward S. at Saratoga over Yoshida, Tom's d'Etat, etc.
  • Winner of the 2019 G2 Suburban H. in 1:59-4 over Catholic Boy, Pavel, etc.
  • Broke his maiden going 6 furlongs in 1:09-1 earning a sparkling 3 ½ Ragozin number
  • Winner from 6 f to 10 f, with an average winning distance of 8.25 f
  • A $485,000 Keeneland September Yearling purchase by Centennial Farms, he was the highest-priced Arch yearling in his crop
  • Bred in the purple, Preservationist traces in tail-female line to taproot mares from the King Ranch breeding empire - Courtly Dee and Too Chic - on the top and bottom of his pedigree, respectively
  • His 4th dams include those two blue hen mares, as well as none other than Pas De Nom, Bramalea, Natalma and Weekend Surprise
  • Preservationist is one of 12 G1 winners by Arch and one of 18 Graded Winners under his own first three dams
  • A Grade 1 winner from the important Hail To Reason sireline, Preservationist is free of Storm Cat and In Reality, and has no son of Mr. Prospector in his pedigree
Summer Front
War Front - Rose of Summer
Animals are not commodities
  • THIRD-CROP YEARLINGS SOLD FOR UP TO $250,000, $190,000, etc.
  • 2yo colt CAMP HOPE was a most impressive 4 length winner on debut at Churchill Downs for Walking L Thoroughbreds and Kenny McPeek on 10/25. Purchased for $200,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale by Scott Leeds' Walking L Thoroughbreds, he is named for a Houston venue that provides help and housing for veterans suffering from PTSD. He is now entered for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
  • 2yo colt SHAWDYSHAWDYSHAWDY, an impressive Saratoga debut winner for O/B Larry Goichman and Jorge Abreu goes next in the Awad S.
  • New SHs: 2yo filly Summer Brew was 2nd, btn a head, in the $118,500 Lady Finger S. on 10/5 for Final Furlong & Maspeth Stables, and trainer, Jorge Abreu; Reconvene, impressive winner of his last 2 starts at MTH, was 3rd in the James W. Murphy S. at Pimlico on Preakness Day (10/3) on his stakes debut. According to Equibase, he closed from last with a furious rally, making up ~13 lengths in the final quarter mile to be beaten just 1 1/4 lengths
  • SUMMER ASSAULT won the $100,000 Mystic Lake Derby [L] for Michele Boyce, setting a New Stakes Record
  • A leading 3yo of 2020, ETE INDIEN ran away with the G2 Fountain Of Youth S. by 8 1/2 lengths (97 Beyer), before being placed in the G1 Florida Derby
  • SPEAKTOMEOFSUMMER won the G2 Lake Placid S. at Saratoga for Waterford Stable and Christophe Clement. She had previously won the Chelsey Flower S. [L] at Aqueduct as a 2yo, and was 2nd despite significant traffic trouble last time out in the G2 Sands Point S.
  • IRISH FRONT was a most impressive 4 1/4 length MdSpWt winner at the Spa on 7/23 for Todd Pletcher and O/B Waterford Stable. Stalking the leader, he took over at the 1/4 pole and was geared down in the final 1/16th by Irad Ortiz Jr. stopping the clock in 1:09-3 earning an 87 Beyer
  • 4 GSH to date from his First Crop including Saratoga's G3 With Anticipation S. winner, FIGHTING SEABEE, also a fast-finishing runner-up in the Street Sense S. on dirt
  • Summeronsevenhills was 3rd in the Lingfield Derby Trial [L] in the U.K. on June 5th on his 3yo debut following impressive victories in his final two starts at 2
  • Summer To Remember has placed in the G3 Kitten's Joy S. and the English Channel S. 
  • Other promising winners include: MY SASSY SARAH, SUMMERS HOPE, SUMMER LOVE, HURRICANE BREEZE, etc. 
  • Second-crop 2yos in 2020 sold for $170,000, $150,000, etc. 
  • Second-crop September Yearlings in 2019 sold for up to $280,000
  • Top-selling Second Crop yearlings at Fasig-Tipton July 2019: $200,000 (Summer Front), $150,000 (American Pharoah), $140,000 (Fast Anna), etc.
  • He bred at least 100 mares each of his first 3 years
  • Millionaire son of the great War Front
  • Undefeated multiple stakes winner at 2 and Graded stakes winner at 3, 4 and 5
  • GII winner and 5-times GI placed
  • $475,000 Steve Young purchase from War Front’s 2nd Crop
  • Half-brother to the Grade I Hollywood Starlet victress Laragh
  • Exceptional miler with a renowned turn of foot
  • 1:32 4 in the GI Shoemaker
  • 1:33 in the GI Kilroe S.
  • 1:33 in the GI Breeders’ Cup Mile
  • 1:33 3 in the GIII Hill Prince S.
  • All the ingredients needed to follow in his special sire’s hoofprints.
Flatter - Party Silks
Animals are not commodities
  • Second-Crop Yearlings sold for up to $410,000! 
  • Breeders Cup Juvenile-bound 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 on October 16th. Out of the stakes-producing Constantinople, she is from the immediate family of G2 Lake Placid S. winner, Speaktomeofsummer, and is pointing to the G2 Demoiselle S.
  • 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. 4th in the G1 Breeders' Futurity S. at Keeneland, he is considered for the Nyquist S. on the Breeders' Cup undercard
  • 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, 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)
  • $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 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

Cairo Prince

Pioneerof the Nile - Holy Bubbette


City Zip - Helena Bay (GB)

Creative Cause

Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer


Arch - Flying Dixie

Summer Front

War Front - Rose of Summer


Flatter - Party Silks


Ghostzapper - Ivory Empress

American Freedom

Pulpit - Gottcha Last


Kitten's Joy - Madame du Lac


Broad Brush - Illeria