11/07/2016 4:40PM

Grade 1 winner Frosted retired at 4

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Barbara D. Livingston
Frosted will retire with nearly $4 million in career earnings.

Multiple Grade 1 winner Frosted has been retired and will stand at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., for the 2017 breeding season.

The son of two-time leading sire Tapit concluded his career by finishing sixth in last Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. He will debut for a fee of $50,000.

Frosted raced as a homebred for Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation – of which Darley is the breeding arm. After winning the Wood Memorial and Pennsylvania Derby last year and finishing second in the Belmont Stakes and third in the Travers Stakes, he blossomed as a 4-year-old. His signature victory was a 14 1/4-length romp in the Metropolitan Handicap, which he won in a time of 1:32.73, just missing the track record. He posted a Beyer Speed Figure of 123, the highest number of the year.

Frosted later added a win in another historic New York event, the Whitney at Saratoga. In total, he compiled a record of 19-6-6-2, with 11 graded/group stakes wins or placings, and earned $3,972,800.

Frosted is out of the Grade 2-winning Deputy Minister mare Fast Cookie, who is a half-sister to Eclipse Award champion and Darley stallion Midshipman.

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