Upstart

Upstart

Flatter - Party Silks
2012 - Dark Bay - 16.2 Hands
2022 Fee: $10,000 S&N
5% discount on all stud fees paid by Nov 1
A TOP FIVE SECOND CROP SIRE
  • 2021 TWO-YEAR-OLD AVERAGE = $113,250 (over 11x Stud Fee)
  • Second Crop Two-Year-Olds have sold for $450,000 (to Spendthrift/My Racehorse), $280,000 (Arthur Hoyeau), $275,000 (Shug McGaughey), $200,000 (Bluewater Sales), etc. Ranks 3rd among Second Crop Sires with a 2yo Sales Average of over $135,000.
  •  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
  • 3yo colt UPHOLD THE LAW went 2/2 when winning an allowance by 4 lengths at Gulfstream Park on November 16th, earning an 86 Beyer. Trained by Michael Stidham for owners Niall Brennan and Susan Moulton, bred by Gail Rice
  • 2yo f KATHLEEN O. broke her maiden in a thrilling last to first victory in her first start on November 12th. Trained by Shug McGaughey for owner Winngate Stables LLC, bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd & Bridlewood Farm
  • 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)
Haskell Invitational at Monmouth (G1, 9f, to Exaggerator, defeating Sunny Ridge, Nyquist, Gun Runner and Awesome Slew)

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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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

MASQUEPARADE, 18, c (Any Given Saturday, Colonial Affair) $529,208, 3 wins, 1st Ohio Derby [G3], 3rd Jim Dandy S. [G2], 97 Beyer/6+ Ragozin

SOCIAL CHIC, 18, g (Harlan's Holiday, Unbridled) $178,297, 6 wins, 1st West Virginia Lottery Breeders’ Classic S., Robert Leavitt S. 2nd Coin Collector Stakes

FOUNDER, 18, c (Bernstein, Quiet American) $149,522, 2 wins - MdSpWt at Saratoga, Tale of the Cat S. 

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

RESURRECTOR, 18, c (Lawyer Ron, Tabasco Cat) $47,588, 1 win, 1st Clasico Gorge Washington S.

Reinvestment Risk, 18, c (Candy Ride, Devil His Due) $170,640, 1 win - MdSpWt at Saratoga by 7 3/4 l. *TDN Rising Star*, 2nd Hopeful S. [G1], Champagne S. [G1]

Zandon, 19, c (Creative Cause, Indian Charlie) $99,500, 1 win, MSW, 2nd Remsen S. [G2]

Edie Meeny Miny Mo, 18, f (Pure Prize, Not for Love) $111,984, 2 wins - 91 Beyer, 2nd Monmouth Oaks [G3]

Uptown, 18, c (Mongoose, Strike The Gold) $110,470, 3 wins, 2nd Hoover S., Best of Ohio Cleveland Kindergarten S., 3rd Juvenile S.

Finish Up, 19, g (Elite Squadron, Gold Case) $55,148, 1 win – MdSpWt, 2nd Iowa Cradle S.

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

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

Suki, 18, f (Lost Soldier, Dr Carter) $146,597, 3 wins

Trademark 19, g (Creative Cause, Mazel Trick) $143,294, 2 wins

Upstriker, 18, c (Smart Strike, Storm Cat) $138,693, 2 wins - 93 Beyer

Baytown Bear, 18, g (Istan, El Prado) $96,386, 4 wins, MdSpWt at 2 by 9 3/4 l

Wora, 18, c (Bellamy Road, Wavering Monarch) $85,989, 1 win - MdSpWt at Gulfstream Park - 87 Beyer

Zoom Up, 18, f (More Than Ready, Unbridled's Song) $83,910, 2 wins

Starburst, 18, c (Candy Ride, Tiznow) $78,273, 3 wins

Don't Wait Up 19, c (Proud Citizen, Lion Heart) $76,250, 1 win MdSpWt at 2

Lady Goldstart, 18, f (Eddington, Pioneering) $75,013, 3 wins, 1 at 2 - MdSpWt 

Sprout Wings, 18, f (Johannesburg, Thunder Gulch) $73,600, 3 wins, MdSpWt at GP

Light Us Up, 18, c (US Ranger, Holy Bull) $66,853, 2 wins, MdSpWt 

Deemed Essential, 18, f (Indian Charlie, Honor Grades) $66,354, 1 win, MSW

Rock Star Parking, 18, f (Majesticperfection, Cahill Road) $63,924, 2 wins

Unbridled Bomber, 19, c (Eddington, Gone West) $61,500, 1 win, MSW

Manor House, 18, c (Dixie Union, Prospector's Pick) $60,700, 2 wins

Smooth Justice, 18, f (Glitterman, Farma Way) $56,000 2 wins 

Uphold The Law, 18, c (Freud, Talkin Man) $54,000, 2 wins

Maystart, 18, f (Lion Heart, Woodman) $49,960, 2 wins

Marketability, 18, f (Lion Hearted, Deputy Minister) $48,057, 2 wins

Kathleen O, 19, f (Blame, Tale of the Cat) $44,000, 1 win

Supreme Blessing, 18, f (E Dubai, Buckfinder) $43,730, 2 wins

Dollar Mountain, 18, f (Istan, Silver Hawk) $43,570, 1 win - MdSpWt at 2 by 5 1/2 l

Met in Miami, 18, f (Quiet American, Royal Academy) $40,340, 1 win, MSW

Forty Smooth, 18 f (Tomorrow’s Cat, Seattle Song) $37,327, 2 wins

Baby Mo, 18, f (Elusive Quality, Deputy Minister) $36,350, 1 win - MdSpWt

Surly Furious, 18, c (Majesticperfection, Vicar) $36,030, 1 win by 7 1/4 l

Game Theory, 18, c (War Front, Phone Trick) $35,419, 1 win, MSW

Upstart Gentleman, 18, c (Yankee Gentleman, Distinctive Pro) $33,941, 1 win

Nostalgic Run, 19, c (Unbridled Song, Smart Strike) $20,772, 1 win, MSW

Bit Coiner, 19, c (Medallist, Not For Love) $22,350, 1 win, 3rd Shakopee Juvenile S.

 

 
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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
2021  16  $1,812,000  $113,250
2020  25  $2,610,000  $104,400
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL IN FOAL BROODMARES covered by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020  10 $401,000  $40,100
2019  4 $42,000  $10,500
2018  11 $372,500  $33,863
2017 7 $116,000  $16,571
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