The owners of 2012 multiple graded stakes winner Upperline have decided to withdraw the 5-year-old mare from the November Sale, presented by Fasig-Tipton near Lexington, in order to keep her in partnership as a broodmare.
Upperline, who ran third in the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 7, won the Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes over Keeneland's turf course Oct. 21.
Partners Mike Stidham, John Adger, Jack Hodge, and Arthur B. Hancock III all agreed that, while Upperline certainly has commercial appeal, she also has everything they could hope for in a broodmare—prospectability, pedigree, class, and conformation.
"She has given us so much of herself with her courageous performances on the race track that we decided we didn't want to let her go," said Hancock, owner of Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. "Instead, we are looking forward to her promising career as a broodmare and to the foals she will produce."
Bred in Kentucky by Stonerside Stable and trained by Stidham, Upperline (Maria's Mon—Snowflake, by Caerleon) carved out a record of 9-5-4 from 25 starts and earnings of $772,988. She won three graded stakes: the Arlington Matron Stakes (gr. III), the Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT), and the Arlington Oaks (gr. III).