UPSTART – ISTAN AGAIN, BY ISTAN
TB, B, F, Foaled May 1, 2021
Upstart ( Flatter / Party Silks, by Touch Gold ) stands for $10,000 at Airdrie Stud in Kentucky. Considered Fatter’s best 2-year-old, Upstart won $1,732,780 in 15 starts with four 1sts, three 2nds, and four 3rds. He broke his maiden in his first attempt, and 15 days later he won the $200,000 Black Type Funny Cide Stakes in Saratoga. He also won the Gr. 2 $400,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes and the Gr.3 $350,000 Razorback Handicap. Upstart placed second in the Gr.1 $500,000 Champagne Stakes, the Gr.2 $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes, and the Gr.1 $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby.
The filly’s dam, Istan Again ( Istan / Tell Me Again, by Majesticperfection is the daughter of Istan (Gone West – Ronda, by Bluebird) – a stallion whose first crop in 2009 had 42 foals, while his next three crops only had a total of 34 foals. The timing of his stallion career began during the 2008 bloodstock depression, which resulted in smaller books and less offspring. Although the quantity of foals was low during these lean years in the industry, the quality of Istan’s progeny was, and continues to be, very impressive with multiple stakes winners and multiple graded scorers.
|Filly (2021)||Upstart (2012)||Flatter (1999)|
|Party Silks (2004)|
|Istan Again (2016)||Istan (2002)|
|Tell Me Again (2012)|
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