Frosted and Territories to stand in Australia this season
21 Mar 2017 |
Three-time Grade 1 winner Frosted, the highest-rated son of Champion American stallion Tapit, will join the Darley 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 Grade 1 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 Grade 1 Whitney Handicap, a race previously won by leading international sire and fellow Darley stallion Medaglia d’Oro.
Frosted had already enjoyed Grade 1 success at three, emulating his sire Tapit when winning the Grade 1 Wood Memorial, and also landed the G2 Pennsylvania Derby before finding only American Pharoah too good in the Gradde 1 Belmont Stakes.
Territories established himself among the top echelon of European milers at three with a fast-finishing second in the Group 1 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. He followed this with a dominant win in the Group 1 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 Group 1 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.