Frosted retired to join Jonabell stallion roster
Frosted: son of Tapit will stand at a fee of $50,000
PICTURE: Jessie Holmes/ Equisport Photos Frosted retired to join Jonabell stallion roster By Martin Stevens 8:24PM 7 NOV 2016
FROSTED, a multiple Grade 1-winning son of Tapit, has been retired by Godolphin to join the Darley America roster at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky.
The four-year-old will stand at a fee of $50,000 alongside 12 other stallions including fellow newcomer, champion juvenile and 2016 Kentucky Derby hero Nyquist.
Dan Pride, chief operating officer of Darley America, said: "It's very special to retire a horse of Frosted's calibre but even more so in that he accomplished so much as a homebred, racing in Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin silks.
"His Metropolitan Handicap was one for the ages – add to that his great pedigree and tremendous physical appearance and you've got all the pieces in place for a sire of the future."
Frosted is out of the Grade 2-placed Deputy Minister mare Fast Cookie, a half-sister to Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Midshipman.
He was trained by Kiaran McLaughlin to win an Aqueduct maiden and finish second in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes at two.
At three he won the Grade 1 Wood Memorial and finished fourth to American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby and second to the same rival in the Belmont. He also won the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby and was third in the Travers Stakes that season.
This year at four he landed the Grade 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 before finishing fifth in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan. On his next start back in the US he put up an astonishing display to win the Metropolitan Handicap by 14 lengths and followed up with a win in the Whitney Stakes.
He signed off his career with a below-par sixth in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday.
McLaughlin said: "It was an honour and a pleasure to train a horse like Frosted. Without a doubt, he's one of the best I've had the privilege of training. I look forward to having a few of his babies in the barn in the future."