Mill Ridge & Nicoma News

Keep Up arrives at Mill Ridge

December 17, 2013


DATE:  December 17, 2013

FROM:  Headley Bell, Managing Partner, Mill Ridge Farm

RE:  Press Release

Headley Bell, Managing Partner of Mill Ridge Farm announces that KEEP UP will retire from racing and begin his stud career at Mill Ridge. Keep Up is a regally bred son of Unbridled’s Song, out of Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner and earner of over $1.6 million, Keeper Hill, by Deputy Minister, and is inbred to Killaloe, the dam of Grade 1 sire Fappiano.  A story never told is Keep Up had a 10% chance to ever race after he broke the accessory carpal bone in his knee as a yearling, requiring a screw to be inserted and seven months of stall rest. Eventually, he grew sound enough to train and made eighteen starts, winning seven including the River City Handicap (G3) defeating (G1) winner Boisterous and Optimizer. Keep Up will participate in the “Share the Upside” breeding incentive program for $4,000 (for 2 years) or $5,000 LFSN. Contact Kim Poulin or Headley Bell, 859-231-0606, or for more information.
“It is remarkable KEEP UP survived, much less became such a successful racehorse when you think what he was up against after he broke his knee. Considering his pedigree, heart, class and imposing good looks, we want to give him a chance at stud. The “Share the Upside” incentive program introduced by Spendthrift and successful with Into Mischief allows the small breeder an opportunity to participate and dream. We invite breeders to come to Mill Ridge and inspect KEEP UP, they will like what they see,” said Headley Bell.

Use link below to view KEEP UP'S, 2014 Blood-Horse Register picture and statistics pages!