Colt for G1 winner Yaupon’s First Foal

January 14, 2023

Yaupon winning G1 Forego at Saratoga August 28, 2021 under Ricardo Santana, Jr. (NYRA/Coglianese)

Spendthrift Farm Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Spendthrift Farm’s Yaupon, the son of Uncle Mo who scored his biggest win in the 2021 Forego S. (G1) at Saratoga, sired his first reported foal on January 13th when a colt was born at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, NY.

Bred by Rockridge Stud, Saratoga Glen Farm and Pete Beil, the dark bay colt is out of the multiple stakes-winning Frost Giant mare Frostie Anne, an earner of $584,443 on the racetrack.

“This colt is good sized, born at around 122 pounds. He’s very balanced and correct, and you can tell he’s going to have a big hip,” said Lere Visagie, owner of Rockridge Stud. “I’ve had three foals out of this mare and every foal has been better than the one before. I’m quite happy with this Yaupon.”

Trained by Steve Asmussen, Yaupon won six of his eight races including the first four starts of his career in 2020. Those wins included the Amsterdam S. (G2) at Saratoga and Chick Lang S. (G3) at Pimlico en route to becoming the favorite in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) as a 3-year-old. Yaupon’s 4-year-old campaign was highlighted by a win in the storied Forego, giving him back-to-back years of graded stakes victories at Saratoga.

Campaigned by Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, the dark bay son of leading sire Uncle Mo earned $703,264. He is out of the Grade 1-placed Vindication mare Modification.

Yaupon is set to stand his second season at stud at Spendthrift for a fee of $30,000 S&N. For more information about Yaupon, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit SpendthriftFarm.com.

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