The share in Upstart which sold to Mike Freeny for $450,000 at the Keeneland April Horses of Racing Age Sale last Friday, has been approved by the syndicate, Keeneland confirmed Wednesday.
“Everyone involved with the Upstart share was delighted with the result of the sale on Friday,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. “We are happy to confirm that the contracts were fully executed promptly last Saturday and all parties are very satisfied. The successful sale of this share was made possible by the efforts of many, most notably Bret Jones at Airdrie and Mike Freeny, and Keeneland was pleased to have the opportunity to present this unique offering at the April Sale.”
Upstart, who stands at Brereton Jones's Airdrie Stud, is the sire of Zandon, the morning-line favorite for Saturday's GI Kentucky Derby, as well as leading GI Kentucky Oaks contender Kathleen O.