Spendthrift Farm has purchased Flashpoint, winner of the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park and Monmouth Park's Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III). The multiple graded stakes-winning son of Pomeroy will take up stud duty at Le Mesa Stallions near Carencro, La., for the 2014 breeding season.
"Spendthrift is thrilled to bring Share the Upside to Louisiana breeders for the first time with this promising young stallion prospect," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift Farm's general manager, in a release. "We remain committed to offering breeders exciting young stallion prospects in our Share the Upside program. Bringing this program to Louisiana allows us to continue our commitment to bringing breeders the best deals in the stallion business,"
"I think he's an exceptional addition to the Louisiana program," said Brett Brinkman of Le Mesa Stallions. "For the land of the futurities, his fast and precocious form is a great fit for our breeders."
Flashpoint began his racing career at Aqueduct Racetrack where he broke his maiden first time out by 6 1/4 lengths in 6 furlong maiden special weight on the inner track. He followed up that performance with a dominating 7 1/4 length victory in the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream in his second race.
Later that year, Flashpoint produced another dominating performance with a seven-length victory in the Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth for trainer Wesley Ward and owner Peachtree Stables. He finished his career with a victory in the Sam Houston Sprint Cup Stakes, in which he earned a 99 Beyer speed figure.
Flashpoint retired with a record of 5-1-2 from 15 starts and career earnings of $361,722.
Flashpoint was bred in Florida by Silverleaf Farms out of the speedy multiple stakes winner Two Punch Lil.
"Flashpoint was one of the best American 3-year-old sprinters of the last decade," said Ken Wilkins, Spendthrift's stallion director. "His race record is filled with several dominating wins. ... But more than anything, we are excited to bring Louisiana breeders the Share the Upside program for the first time."