Frosted Will Shuttle To Darley Australia Along With Group 1 Winner Territories

by | 03.20.2017 | 4:20pm
Frosted winning the G1 Met Mile

Three-time G1 winner Frosted, the highest-rated son of Champion American stallion Tapit, will join the Darley Australia stallion roster at Northwood Park this year, while G1 Prix Jean Prat winner Territories, who hails from the family of Champion stallion Street Cry, will shuttle to Kelvinside.

Racing in the Godolphin blue, Frosted recorded arguably the most impressive win on an American racetrack last year when he claimed the coveted G1 Metropolitan Handicap (1600m) at Belmont Park by an astounding 14 and a quarter lengths in a Stakes record time of 1:32.73. On his following start, he claimed the G1 Whitney Handicap, a race previously won by leading international sire and fellow Darley stallion Medaglia d'Oro.

Frosted had already enjoyed G1 success at three, emulating his sire Tapit when winning the G1 Wood Memorial, and also landed the G2 Pennsylvania Derby before finding only American Pharoah too good in the G1 Belmont Stakes.

Territories established himself among the top echelon of European milers at three with a fast-finishing second in the G1 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. He followed this with a dominant win in the G1 Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly on his next start, taking the race in the second-fastest time ever recorded. Territories was also a high-class juvenile, finishing second in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.

Territories is by noted sire of sires Invincible Spirit, rated equal to his Champion juvenile Shalaa and higher than his G1 sire sons I Am Invincible and Lawman.

Alastair Pulford, Head of Sales for Darley stallions in Australia said, “Frosted and Territories were elite racehorses and we are thrilled to have them join our roster here in Australia. Frosted's G1 wins came in races won by some of the greats. The names you see in pedigrees. He is the best son of a Champion sire and from a top female line. He is a top-class prospect for Victorians.

“Territories is by the sire of I Am Invincible and from the same female family as Darley's amazing servants Street Cry and Shamardal so there is no doubt he has the credentials to be a success at stud. He is exactly what our market will love.

“Andy Makiv and I went and inspected Frosted and Territories earlier this month and were taken by both horses. I have no doubt our clients will be very impressed by them when they see them.”

Fees for Frosted and Territories will be announced at a later date.

  • Mr. Blues

    FROSTED , what an amazing horse ! I would have loved to have seen him run in his 5th and 6th season . The real good ones retire to soon. It takes so much out of racing . If the industry would just let them grow into maturity ,there would be a plentiful of horse’s . They wouldn’t be pushed into running to soon between races as the gates would be filled with fresh horse’s. That equals less break downs and happy health horse’s…sounds simple right

    • Wheres_My_Bitches

      Simpleton

    • tony a

      Yea, the 5 or 6 times they run a year is way too many. Though the years they always only ran to end of 3yo season maybe 4 it’s​ economics, the sport was very popular, difference being they ran 12 or more times a year. One problem is the super big races and the lengthening of the season they eliminated series such as the handicap triple crown, strub series and the fall championship series. So now one race determines a champion. Be careful what you wish for.

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