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It was a good summer for Wooten Stable grads
DEVELOPED IN CAMDEN at Frank Wooten Stables, Upstart won the $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes at Saratoga in August. - photo by Photo by Adam Mooshian/NYRA
While their Carter Street barn is preparing for a new string of horses which will learn the basics of the racing game, Frank and Daphne Wooten can only hope their next batch of Thoroughbreds will be as productive as their graduates who recently completed a strong summer of racing.No Frank Wooten Stables alumni had a better summer stretch than did Upstart, a 2-year-old Flatter-Party Silks Ridgling which won both his first two career starts for trainer Richard Violette. The New York-bred won a $73,000 maiden race at Saratoga on Aug. 15, with Jose Ortiz on board, before winning the $200,000-added Funny Cide Stakes by a length for owner Ralph Evans. In two career starts, Upstart has already earned $163,800.Another runner with all the same connections as Upstart, Graeme Crackers, broke her maiden at first asking in a $73,000 maiden race at Saratoga on July 18.