Flat Out

Flatter / Cresta Lil, by Cresta Rider
Print: 2006, Bay - Entered Stud: 2014 | Fee: $10,000 S&N | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

N.A.'s All-Time Leading Earner from the A.P. Indy Line at Stud

  • Three-time Grade 1 winner of $3,645,383
  • The all-time leading North American earner from the A.P. Indy sire line at stud
  • One of only two horses in the world to earn a million dollars (U.S.) in 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Six-time Graded SW and flat out WAR HORSE: Made 29 starts, 25 in Graded stakes, 16 in G1s
  • Top-class miler: Won with a 116 Beyer - the highest Beyer at a mile three years' running, 2012 to 2014
  • Defeated 6 G1 winners in the Cigar Mile (G1) & Westchester S. (G3)
  • Top-class classic performer: Back-to-back winner of the prestigious Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) & Suburban H. (G2) at 1 1/4 miles & 1 1/8 miles, respectively, defeating 8 G1 winners
  • Recorded 14 triple-digit Beyers in the past three years, all in Graded stakes
  • Retired sound off an emphatic victory over five Grade 1 winners, inc. two Breeders' Cup champions
  • Booked full in 2014, with 169 mares bred in his first book at stud — 2nd most popular first-year
    sire in North America
  • First foals arrive in 2015

"Don't let his good looks fool you, this is one tough horse. He's so honest and genuine. I will really miss training him." -- Bill Mott

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Flat Out News

Monday, January 26, 2015

Multiple G1 winner Flat Out sires first foal

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Spendthrift Farm’s Flat Out, the three-time Grade 1 winner of $3,645,383 on the racetrack, sired his first reported foal Friday, January 2 when a dark bay or brown filly was born at Six Gables Farm in Tottenham, ON...

First mares check in foal for all four Spendthrift freshmen

Friday, March 07, 2014
Spendthrift Farm has reported that first mares have checked in-foal for all four of its new stallions for 2014, including Awesome Patriot, Flat Out, Jimmy Creed, and Liaison...

Three-time G1 winner Flat Out to Spendthrift

Friday, December 13, 2013
Three-time Grade 1 winner Flat Out will enter stud for 2014 at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY. An earner of $3,645,383 on the track, Flat Out recently retired on a high note after impressively winning the $750,000 Cigar Mile H. (G1)...

Flat Out's Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 2 1 0 1 $25,200
3 3 1 (1) 0 0 $62,500
4 1 1 (1) 0 0 $29,400
5 8 2 (2) 3 (3) 1 (1) $1,195,283
6 6 1 (1) 1 (1) 2 (2) $1,225,000
7 9 3 (3) 1 (1) 2 (2) $1,108,000
Total 29 9 (7) 5 (5) 5 (5) $3,645,383

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Maiden special weight at Fair Grounds (6f, 2nd career start).

Won at 3

  • Smarty Jones S. at Oaklawn (8f, by 3 1/2, 3yo debut, ).

Won at 4

  • Allowance at Fair Grounds (8.5f, by 2 lengths)

Won at 5

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont (gr. I, 10f, by 2 1/4, 107 Beyer, dftg. Drosselmeyer, Stay Thirsty, Ice Box, etc.)
  • Suburban H. at Belmont (gr. II, 9f in 1:46.64, by 6 1/2, 113 Beyer, dftg. Hymn Book, Rodman, etc.)

2nd at 5

  • Whitney Invitational H. at Saratoga (gr. I, 9f, 106 Beyer, to Tizway, dftg. Giant Oak, Mission Impazible, Rail Trip, Morning Line, etc.)
  • Woodward S. at Saratoga (gr. I, 9f, 109 Beyer, to Havre de Grace, dftg. Giant Oak, Ice Box, Mission Impazible, etc.)
  • Lone Star Park H. (gr. III, 8.5f, to Awesome Gem, dftg. Game On Dude, etc.)

3rd at 5

  • Clark H. at Churchill (gr. I, 9f, to Wise Dan, Mission Impazible, dftg. Ruler On Ice, Stately Victor, General Quarters, etc.)

Won at 6

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational at Belmont (gr. I, 10f, 109 Beyer, dftg. Stay Thirsty, Fort Larned, Ron the Greek, Ruler On Ice, etc.)

2nd at 6

  • Monmouth Cup S. at Monmouth (gr. II, 8f, to Rule, dftg. Sloane Ranger, etc.)

3rd at 6

  • Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita (gr. I, 10f, to Fort Larned, Mucho Macho Man, dftg. Game On Dude, Ron the Greek, Richard's Kid, To Honor and Serve, Brilliant Speed, Pool Play, Alpha)
  • Whitney H. at Saratoga (gr. I, 9f, 108 Beyer, to Fort Larned, Ron the Greek, dftg. Hymn Book, etc.)

Won at 7

  • Cigar Mile at Aqueduct (gr. I, 8f, 110 Beyer, dftg. Verrazano, Groupie Doll, Goldencents, Game On Dude, etc.)
  • Suburban H. at Belmont (gr. II, 9f in 1:46.87, 107 Beyer, by 2 1/2 under top weight, dftg. Alpha, etc.)
  • Westchester S. at Belmont (gr. III, 8f in 1:32.99, 116 Beyer, dftg. Cross Traffic, Rattlesnake Bridge, etc.)

2nd at 7

  • Woodward S. at Saratoga (gr. I, 9f, by a head to Alpha, 109 Beyer, dftg. Successful Dan, Ron the Greek, Paynter)

3rd at 7

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational at Belmont (gr. I, 10f, to Ron the Greek, Palace Malice, dftg. Orb, Cross Traffic, Alpha, etc.)
  • Metropolitan H. at Belmont (gr. I, 8f, to Sahara Sky, Cross Traffic, dftg. Swagger Jack, Fort Loudon, etc.)

Flat Out Pedigree / Analysis

Dosage Profile: DP = 13-5-12-0-0 (30) DI = 4.00 CD = 1.03 - 29
courtesy of Pedigree Query
b. 1999
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
br. 1974 [BC]
b. 1980
b. 1994
b. 1970 [BC]
b. 1981
b. 1986
dkb/br. 1978
b. 1961 [BC]
b. 1967
b. 1967
blk/br. 1944 [B]
ch. 1958

Alan Porter analysis for FLAT OUT

The all-time leading North American earner from the A.P. Indy line, Flat Out is a grade one winner from a mile to a mile-and-a-quarter.

Flat Out is by A.P. Indy’s rapidly-rising son, Flatter, a brother to Leading Freshman Sire Congrats. An example of the cross of his sire with Northern Dancer line mare, Flat Out should cross well back over mares from the line. Flatter has done particularly well with mares from the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer including siring stakes winners from daughters of Honor GradesDanzig Connection and Ghazi. His brother Congrats has particularly flourished with mares descending from Storm Cat, with grade one winners from daughters of Forestry and Tactical Cat, and stakes winners from daughters of Catienus and Harlan’s Holiday. Northern Dancer’s three-quarters relative, Icecapade, is sire grandsire of Wild Rush, the broodmare sire of Congrats’ grade one winner.

Flatter has proven exceptionally effective with mares from the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, including a grade two winner Apart out of a mare by Unbridled, and stakes winners out of mares by PentelicusQuiet American and Grindstone. In addition Flatter and Congrats have stakes winners out of mares descending from Mr. Prospector via AfleetWoodman and his three-quarters brother Not For LoveThunder Gulch and Golden Gear (both by Gulch)and Distinctive Pro. There is also a Flatter stakes winner descending from Mr. Prospector’s sire, Raise a Native, through Majestic Light (sire of Wavering Monarch, and grandsire of Maria’s Mon).

Out of a mare from the Halo branch of the Hail to Reason line, Flatter is sire of multiple graded stakes winner Tar Heel Mom from a daughter of Sunny’s Halo (sire of Dispersal), and a stakes winner from a daughter of More Than Ready (by Southern Halo). This also suggests trying the Halo strain through Saint Ballado and Devil’s Bag and their sons. The Roberto branch of Hail to Reason has worked well under both Flatter and Congrats, with stakes winners out of mares by Red Ransom, and You and IPrized and Kissin Kris, all by Kris S. Turn-to, sire of Hail to Reason, is also represented in the male-line of the dams of Flatter and Congrats stakes winners via Smarten, and Eltish and Sultry Song (both by Cox’s Ridge).

There are stakes winners for Flatter and Congrats from In Reality line out of mares by Valid Appeal (sire of Successful Appeal,Valid Expectations and Valid Wager) and Bertrando (by Skywalker, a son of Relaunch, a strain that can also be brought in through Honour and GloryCee’s TizzyTiznow and Officer).

Raja Baba comes from the female line as A.P. Indy, and there are stakes winners by Flatter and Congrats out mares by Raja Baba’s son,Well Decorated and grandson Notebook.

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