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
AFTER A SCINTILLATING 11 LENGTH WIN ON DERBY WEEKEND, MASQUEPARADE COMES BACK TO WIN THE G3 OHIO DERBY EARNING A 98 BEYER
  • 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. Upstart ranks 3rd among Second Crop Sires with a 2yo Sales Average of over $135,000.
  • 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.
  • EDIE MEENY MINY MO remains undefeated with a dominant 6 length win at Pimlico on June 12th, earning a 91 Beyer. Trained by Miguel Vera for Holly Hill Stables, LLC, she was bred by Dark Hollow Farm 
  • UPSTRIKER won a NW1X Allowance at Oaklawn Park on Derby Day, drawing away to win by 6 lengths in 1:09 1/5. He earned a 93 Beyer for Owners, William Sparks, B. C. Jones & Robert V. LaPenta and Trainer, Ron Moquett. At 2, he was a dominant 5 length debut winner at Ellis Park earning an 81 Beyer, the highest Beyer for a 2yo colt at the meet
  • SPROUT WINGS broke her maiden at Gulfstream Park on May 16th by 3 1/2 lengths going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track. Bred by Josh Stevens, she is owned by Barry Berkelhammer and Nick Of Time Stable and trained by Terri Pompay
  • CAREERISM won a 14-runner MdSpWt at Chukyo, Japan by 7 lengths on May 8th, and made it two straight wins with a commanding performance back at Chukyo on May 29th. Bred by Golden Pedigree, Careerism was raised at Machmer Hall and sold for $200,000 at OBSMAR 2020 to Narvick Int'l.
  • UPHOLD THE LAW dominated on debut at Gulfstream Park on 3/18 winning a 6 1/2 furlong MdSpWt in 1:16 flat for Niall Brennan & Susan Moulton. The colt, a half-brother to G1 Speech was bred by Gail Rice and is trained by Mike Stidham 
  • B. C. Jones-bred Boreas was placed in the Columbia S. [L] at Tampa Bay Downs on March 6th in just his third start, and his second on turf. He had broken his maiden in his previous start at Gulfstream Park, quickening clear to win by 3 3/4 lengths for Mike Maker and Alastar Thoroughbred Co. 
  • 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
  • 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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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

MASQUEPARADE, 18, c (Any Given Saturday, Colonial Affair) $419,208, 3 wins, 1st Ohio Derby [G3], 97 Beyer/6+ Ragozin

RESURRECTOR, 18, c (Lawyer Ron, Tabasco Cat) $44,172, 1 win, 1st Clasico Jorge 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]

Uptown, 18, c (Mongoose, Strike The Gold) $102,970, 3 wins, 2nd Hoover S., Best of Ohio Cleveland Kindergarten S., 3rd Juvenile S.

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

Careerism, 18, c (Out Of Place, Dixie Brass) $155,105, 2 wins (Japan) 

Upstriker, 18, c (Smart Strike, Storm Cat) $112,253, 2 wins93 Beyer

Social Chic, 18, g (Harlan's Holiday, Unbridled) $96,046, 4 wins

Zoom Up, 18, f (More Than Ready, Unbridled's Song) $62,310, 2 wins

Founder, 18, c (Bernstein, Quiet American) $61,122, 1 win, MdSpWt at Saratoga

Light Us Up, 18, c (US Ranger, Holy Bull) $56,093, 2 wins, MdSpWt 

Wora, 18, c (Bellamy Road, Wavering Monarch) $53,587, 1 win, MdSpWt at Gulfstream Park - 87 Beyer

Edie Meeny Miny Mo, 18, f (Pure Prize, Not For Love) $51,984, 2 wins from 2 starts91 Beyer 

Lady Goldstart, 18, f (Eddington, Pioneering) $50,793, 2 wins, 1 at 2, MdSpWt 

Rock Star Parking, 18, f (Majesticperfection, Cahill Road) $45,394, 1 win

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

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

Suki, 18, f (Lost Soldier, Dr Carter) $39,192, 1 win

Sprout Wings, 18, f (Johannesburg, Thunder Gulch) $28,000, 1 win, MdSpWt at GP

Uphold The Law, 18, c (Freud, Talkin Man) $26,400, 1 win from 1 start by 3 3/4 l.

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

Supreme Blessing, 18, f (E Dubai, Buckfinder) $22,810, 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

Maystart, 18, f (Lion Heart, Woodman) $21,160, 1 win by 8 1/2 l.

Surly Furious, 18, c (Majesticperfection, Vicar) $20,107, 1 win by 7 1/4 l.

 
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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
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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