PINE GROVE, Pa.–Uptowncharlybrown Stud had a spectacular year in 2023, finishing in the top 100 breeders in the country and setting a new record for combined Breeder and Stallion awards.

Uptown C 4UptowncharlybrownUptowncharlybrown Stud smashed the previous record for breeder and stallion awards, set in 2022 by Northview Stallion Station.

The Stud finished 2023 with $869,080 in combined breeder and stallion awards, just $130,000 short of doubling the previous record of $502,000.

Uptowncharlybrown received $236.307 in stallion awards, making him the number one stallion in Pennsylvania.

Only two stallions have ever earned over $200,000 in stallion awards.

Jump Start earned $251,000 in 2019 and now Uptowncharlybrown has joined that elite club with $236,307.

Uptowncharlybrown is also the number two stallion in progeny earnings in 2023, with $2.8 million.

Uptowncharlybrown has a proven record of moving his broodmares up and has sired multiple stakes winners, including Midtowncharlybrown, his full brother Midtowncharly, graded stakes winner Dixie Serenade and Wait for It.

Midtowncharlybrown and Wait for It were both Pa-bred champions more than once.


FROM HIS 2020 crop, which were 3 year olds in 2023, Uptowncharlybrown sired stakes placed Legend of Charlie, second in the $100,000 Mark McDermott Stakes, Upstate and Back, third in the Whistle Pig Stakes and Keithsendshellooo and Marion Grace.

Not only has breeding to Uptowncharlybrown produced multiple winners and stakes winners, but the Pa-bred awards for foals bred in Pennsylvania by a stallion standing in Pennsylvania are among the highest in the country, adding considerably to a breeder’s income.

In 2023, Uptowncharlybrown Stud had 142 starters with 27 winners, which is 19 percent winners.

The Stud also has 26 that placed second, for 37 percent, and 26 that placed third for a whopping 56 percent in the money.

These starters earned $1,144,427 in 2023.

In racing, the Stud reached over $1 million in purse earning since it began in 1999.

Uptowncharlybrown will stand the 2024 season at Blackstone Farm in Pine Grove for $2,500 live foal with special consideration to Pa-foaling mares.

Bob Hutt, the current president of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and CEO of Uptowncharlybrown Stud, bought Uptowncharleybrown, by Limehouse out of LIlluminada, by Langfuhr, for $57,000 at 2009 Ocala Breeders Sales, 2 year olds in training sale.

Uptowncharlybrown won in his first start, a Maiden Special Weight at Tampa Bay in 2009, and then in his next start won the Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay.

He finished fifth in the G1 Belmont Stakes in 2010 after his saddle slipped and placed third in the G2 Coolmore Lexington Stakes, also in 2010.

He raced for three seasons, losing one year from 2020 to 2021 with a bowed tendon.

He ran 13 times, with two wins, two seconds and two thirds with $125,030 in earnings.

He entered the stud in 2013 with a small band of unproven broodmares, all maidens, three of which had never raced.

Uptowncharlybrown Stud now has a broodmare band of 15, and in 2023 Uptowncharlybrown was among the top five leaders by earnings in Pennsylvania with his progeny having cumulatively earned over $2 million.


With thanks to PHBA for some statistics.


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