07/30/2013 3:07PM

Flashpoint purchased by Spendthrift, to stand in Louisiana in 2014

Barbara D. Livingston
Grade 2 winner Flashpoint has been purchased by Spendthrift Farm and retired to stand in Louisana.

Grade 2 winner Flashpoint has been purchased by Spendthrift Farm and will make his stallion debut in 2014 at Le Mesa Stallions in Carencro, La.

The 5-year-old son of Pomeroy will be the first of Spendthrift’s Louisiana stallions to be included in the farm’s “Share The Upside” program. Under the program, breeders can earn a lifetime breeding right to Flashpoint by sending a mare to the stallion in his first and second seasons, producing a live foal both times, and paying the stud fee, among other conditions.

“Spendthrift is thrilled to bring Share The Upside to Louisiana breeders for the first time with this promising young stallion prospect,” said Ned Toffey, general manager of Spendthrift Farm. “We remain committed to offering breeders exciting young stallion prospects in our Share The Upside program. And bringing this program to Louisiana allows us to continue our commitment to bringing breeders the best deals in the stallion business.”

Flashpoint was among the leading sprinters of his 3-year-old crop in 2011, winning the Grade 2 Hutcheson and the Grade 3 Jersey Shore for owner John Fort’s Peachtree Stable. He added another stakes win to his résumé in 2013, taking the Sam Houston Sprint Cup.

Flashpoint retires with five wins from 15 career races for earnings of $361,722.

Bred in Florida by Silverleaf Farms, Flashpoint is out of the multiple stakes-winning Two Punch mare Two Punch Lil, who is the dam of five winners from seven foals to race, including Japanese stakes winner Uncle Lee Sam.

"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 was $115,000 purchase as a yearling at the 2009 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, then was acquired by Fort for $100,000 at the same year’s Keeneland September yearling sale. He was cataloged and shown at the recent Fasig-Tipton summer selected horses of racing age sale, but was subsequently withdrawn.

Flashpoint joins freshman sire My Pal Charlie among the Spendthrift-owned stallions standing in Louisiana. My Pal Charlie, an 8-year-old son of Indian Charlie, stands at Elite Thoroughbreds in Folsom, La., and was represented by his first winner at stud on June 25.