Up to the Mark to Lane's End Upon Conclusion of Racing Career

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Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's MGISW Up to the Mark (Not This Time–Belle's Finale, by Ghostzapper), will enter stud at Lane's End Farm at the conclusion of his racing career, the Kentucky Farm announced on Monday. The 4-year-old colt, who won the GI Manhattan S. At Belmont Park and the GI Turf Classic Stakes in his last two starts, has so far amassed a career line of 10-5-0-2, $1158,650 and is trained by Todd Pletcher.

“He's a horse that we were always high on since he was two,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “He broke his maiden first out on the dirt, but with the switch to the turf he really put that talent on display with his tremendous turn of foot. His impressive wins in the Turf Classic and the Manhattan showed that he is one of the top grass horses in the U.S., and his speed figures back that up.”

Bred in Kentucky by Ramspring Farm, Up to the Mark was a $450,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale purchase in 2020. His dam, Belle's Finale, is a daughter of GISW Capote Belle (Capote), a full sister to GSP and stakes producer Zapper Belle (Ghostzapper).

Up to the Mark's versatility and looks are what initially attracted Lane's End,” Lane's End's Bill Farish said. “He has a dirt pedigree and is by an emerging young sire. He really showed that he is one of the top turf horses in the U.S. with his dominating wins in back-to-back grade ones. We have a history in standing stallions that can get runners on all three surfaces and feel Up to the Mark has the potential to follow in that tradition.”

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