Frosted a welcome addition in to the Victorian breeding ranks

Record-breaking three-time G1 winner Frosted recently began his first southern hemisphere season at Northwood Park

Three-time G1 winner Frosted, the highest-rated son of Champion American stallion Tapit, has joined the Darley stallion roster at Northwood Park this season, providing a big boost to the Victorian stallion ranks.

Frosted recorded arguably the most impressive win on an American racetrack last year when landing the coveted G1 Metropolitan Handicap, commonly known as the Met Mile, at Belmont Park in a Stakes-record time of 1:32.77.

The fastest-ever winner of this stallion-making contest, Frosted ran an astonishing 123 Beyer , the best recorded by any horse in 2016 and was victorious by an astounding 14 and a quarter lengths.

His trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said: “Frosted’s win in the Met Mile was the most impressive G1 winner that I have trained, no doubt about it. The way he did it that day was unbelievable. That was the performance of a lifetime.”

The Beyer Speed Figure is a numerical representation of a horse's performance, based on the final time and the inherent speed over the track on which the race was run. The higher the Beyer Speed Figure, the better the performance. Reflecting on the best American horses to have ever stood in Australia, Frosted’s Beyer Speed Figure rates higher than all other sires to stand, or whom have stood, in Australia. 




Medaglia d’Oro


American Pharaoh     


Street Cry


Tale Of The Cat


High Chaparral


More Than Ready




On Frosted’s following start, he took 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 when winning the G1 Wood Memorial. He also landed the G2 Pennsylvania Derby before finding only American Pharoah too good in the G1 Belmont Stakes.

Alastair Pulford, Head of Sales for the Darley stallions in Australia said, “Frosted was an elite racehorse and we are thrilled to have him join our roster here in Australia. He  is set to follow in the hoofprints of Medaglia d’Oro and
Street Cry, two high class shuttle stallions who proved themselves Champions on American racetracks before making an indelible mark at stud in Australia. He is the best son of a Champion sire and from a top female line.”

A peak of US bloodlines, Frosted’s female line features Black Type throughout. His dam Fast Cookie is a dual Stakes-winning mare, with her best performance coming in the G2 Cotillion Handicap. She was also triumphant in the G3 De La Rose Stakes at Saratoga.

Frosted stood his first northern hemisphere season in 2017, covering a world-class book of mares. He arrived in Australia from Godolphin’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky and recently commenced his first southern hemisphere breeding season.

Andy Makiv, General Manager of Godolphin in Victoria said, “Frosted has settled into his new surroundings at Northwood Park and looks in perfect condition. He’s let down into a beautiful stallion, he’s good looking, has presence and quality, and he’s a very well-credentialed stallion prospect to join the Victorian breeding ranks. He is as good as it gets for Victorian breeders.”

Frosted stands at Northwood Park Victoria at a fee of $38,500 inc GST.