Thanks to an outstanding 2018 season topped by the graded stakes victory of Dixie Serenade in the $150,000 Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes at Belmont Park, Uptowncharlybrown Stud LLC announced that the 2019 stud fee for Uptowncharlybrown has been increased to $4,500, live foal.
Uptowncharlybrown, who stands at Glenn and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm in Mohrsville, Pa., currently has the highest average earnings per runner in the Mid-Atlantic region at $51,537, as well as percentage of winners from runners, at 75 percent. He is also ranked among the top 30 third-crop sires nationally, with his 14 runners winning nine times and earning $664,523.
In addition to winning the Victory Ride Stakes, Dixie Serenade also placed in the New Start Stakes at Penn National as well as the Jose L. Flores Memorial Stakes at Parx Racing this year. She earned $221,750 from seven starts, to boost her lifetime record to four wins from 13 starts, and $296,750.
Uptowncharlybrown has sired four other winners of more than $100,000 – stakes-placed Midtowncharlybrown ($216,128), Charlybrown's Rose ($145,084), and Wait For It ($119,800), as well as Alan's Legacy ($118,827).
According to statistics provided by The Blood-Horse, Uptowncharlybrown has an Average Earnings Index (AEI) of 2.02, which places him among North America's leading sires. He has a Comparable Index (CI) of 0.85, which can be thought of as a composite AEI for the progeny of all of the mares in his stud book for a given year. The Blood-Horse defines a higher AEI-to-CI number as “meaning that the stallion's colts and fillies are outperforming their dams' other foals and is considered proof that the stallion improved his book of mares.”
'Charly's' early success at stud has resulted in 85 runners in the pipeline (yearlings and weanlings), and he was bred to 60 mares in 2018.
Uptowncharlybrown Stud LLC, headed by Bob Hutt, has enjoyed a winning rate of 34 percent in 2018, thanks largely to Uptowncharlybrown's progeny. Through Oct. 10, the partnership group – where people can invest in a racehorse for as little as $825 – has sent out 51 starters that have won 17 races and placed 17 times, earning nearly $700,000. UTCB Stud ranks in the top two percent of all Thoroughbred owners in the United States, managing more than 70 horses including racehorses and broodmares, as well as Uptowncharlybrown.
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