Upstart

Upstart

Flatter - Party Silks
2012 - DK B - 16.2 Hands
2020 Fee: $10,000 S&N
5% discount on all stud fees paid by Nov 1
REINVESTMENT RISK WON A HOT SARATOGA MAIDEN BY 7 3/4 LENGTHS EARNING A *TDN RISING STAR* FOR KLARAVICH STABLES AND CHAD BROWN
  • REINVESTMENT RISK was a phenomenal debut winner at the Spa, earning a TDN Rising Star. Purchased for Klaravich Stables for $280,000 at OBSMAR20 by Mike Ryan
  • Also the sire of Baytown Bear (MdSpWt winner) and Uptown (2nd, Hoover S.)
  • TOP-SELLING FIRST CROP JUVENILES include:
  • $600,000 colt out of Blue Beryl sold to Mike Ryan (Woodford Thoroughbreds)
  • $400,000 filly out of Plum sold to Sallusto/Albina (Cary Frommer)
  • $280,000 colt out of Ridingwiththedevil sold to Mike Ryan (deMeric Sales)
  • $200,000 colt out of Out Of Goodbyes sold to Narvick International (Brick City Thoroughbreds) 
  • $190,000 colt out of Bear It sold to Larry Hirsch, Clark Shepherd, Agent (Parrish Farms)
  • $170,000 colt out of Gentleman's Joy sold to Team Casse (Pick View LLC)
  • $125,000 colt out of Ukraine sold to Whitehorse Stables (Craig L. Wheeler)
  • "...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
  • Congratulations to consignor Gainesway Farm and best of luck to Team Casse on their purchase of the $510,000 Upstart colt at Saratoga. The colt out of Joyous Music was bred by St. Simon Place
  • 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
  • The East Coast’s Top Rated Derby Prospect Following his Brilliant 5-Length Score in the GII Holy Bull Stakes
  • Saratoga Debut Winner and Stakes Winner at 2, earning a sparkling 102 Beyer Speed Figure
  • Placed in the GI Champagne Stakes and GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Stakes
  • Defeated the Top Class Frosted twice in First-Place Finishes in the GII Holy Bull and GII Fountain of Youth Stakes at 3
  • Winner of the GIII $350,000 Razorback H. at 4
  • Finished his Career with Back-to- Back Placings in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile and Grade 1 Whitney Handicap
  • An Absolutely Gorgeous Individual with Size, Scope and Class
  • 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

Uptown, 18, c (Mongoose, Strike The Gold) $18,000, 2nd Hoover S.

Reinvestment Risk, 18, c (Candy Ride, Devil His Due), $39,600, 1 win on debut, MdSpWt at Saratoga by 7 3/4 lengths *TDN Rising Star

Baytown Bear, 18, g (Istan, El Prado) $33,890, 1 win, MdSpWt at 2 by 9 3/4 lengths

 

 
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Sales Statistics

SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL WEANLINGS by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2019 16  $158,700  $9,856
2018 17  $1,026,000  $60,352
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL YEARLINGS by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2019  56  $3,562,048  $63,608
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020  6  $1,565,000  $260,833
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL IN FOAL BROODMARES covered by Upstart:
Year Sold Gross Average
2019  4 $42,000  $10,500
2018  11 $372,500  $33,863
2017 7 $116,000  $16,571
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