Sire: Rockport Harbor
Dam: Appenzell, by Johannesburg
Breeder: Cottonwood Stables, LLC
Rise Up won his second race at Presque Isle Downs by 4 1/2 lengths. A little more than a month later the Rockport Harbor colt ran another 4 3/4 lengths in front of the pack to win his first stakes race at Mountaineer.
After finishing a disappointing sixth in the Iroquois Stakes at Churchgill Downs in his graded stakes debut, Rise Up rebounded with a convincing win in the Jean Laffitte Stakes at Delta Downs. He stayed at Delta for the $1 million Delta Jackpot Stakes and led from start to finish to earn $600,000 and his first career graded stakes win for trainer Tom Amoss.