Grade I-winning sprinter Shakin It Up has been retired from racing and will stand the 2015 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington.
By Midnight Lute, Shakin It Up won the 2013 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) and 2014 Strub Stakes (gr. II) in back-to-back starts. Overall, he posted a 4-2-1 record from 10 career starts that also include a victory in the 2013 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II), a runner-up finish in the 2014 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) and a third in the 2012 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III). He retires at age 4 with $664,982 in earnings over three seasons.
Shakin It Up will stand for a fee of $10,000 stands and nurses. He will participate in Spendthrift's Share The Upside Program for a fee of $12,500 stands and nurses.
"We're thrilled to be able to offer breeders Shakin It Up as the newest addition to Spendthrift's stallion roster and Share The Upside Program," said Ken Wilkins, Spendthrift's director of stallions. "Physically, he's a striking comparison to his sire Midnight Lute, and he also showed his sire's brilliance, versatility, and class on the racetrack. Shakin It Up reminded us a lot of Into Mischief, who was also a brilliant, precocious, top-class runner in California by an exciting young sire at the time we retired him to stud. So we think the sky is the limit for Shakin It Up."
Shakin It Up is out of the Vindication mare Silver Bullet Moon, a daughter two-time champion filly Silverbulletday.
He will available for inspection July 12-13 at Spendthrift Farm, prior to the start of the Fasig-Tipton July sale in Lexington.