The Australian sales career of outstanding American racehorse Frosted looks set for a substantial kick-start when his weanling half-sister to champion sprinter Santa Ana Lane goes through the sale ring this week.
Along with fellow Darley stallions Astern and Territories, Frosted will be represented by his first local draft at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale beginning on Wednesday.
And if early interest is any indication, they will maintain the standard established by the first offerings in the United States of the stock of the champion miler.
Frosted’s first-crop weanlings made up to US$310,000 at Keeneland in November and he has also had yearlings sell for similar prices in the US in 2019, but none came with the credentials of Lot 727 at this week’s sale.
The filly from the Fastnet Rock mare Fast Fleet is a supplementary entry made by Aquis Farm and will be sold out of sequence following Lot 682 on Friday.
She is Fast Fleet’s seventh foal and is also closely related to Stakes winners in Western Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
But it is the prominence of five-time G1 winner Santa Ana Lane in her pedigree that makes the filly one of the sales’ more special offerings.
Frosted is also represented by a half-brother to the G1 New Zealand Derby winner Crown Prosecutor (Medaglia d’Oro).
The colt is out of the Exceed And Excel mare Riptide, a three-quarter sister to G2 Silver Slipper Stakes winner Headwater (Exceed And Excel), the family also featuring the Stakes-winning sprinters Kulgrinda, Cross Current, River Dove and Willow Creek.
Catalogued as Lot 454, he is a member of the Blue Gum Farm draft.