Getting a young mare off to a good start in the breeding shed with a proven stallion is always our preferred move if possible, and we are excited to be able to recommend the successful racemare Nice n’ Broad to brilliant multiple G1W Frosted for her first cover.
A winner of the historic, stallion-making Met Mile in blazing fast time and earning a 123 Beyer Speed Figure, Frosted also won the G1 Wood Memorial at 3YO (when he was 2nd in the G1 Belmont to American Pharoah and 3rd in the G1 Travers) and the G1 Whitney at 4, plus was a G2PW 2YO. By Tapit and from the female family of Champion and quality sire Midshipman, Frosted has ranked in the top five of his sire crop in the USA each year he’s had runners, and he’s also been successful as a shuttle stallion in Australia. His ten Northern Hemisphere stakes winners include the top Maryland-bred 2YO of 2022 in Post Time, the top NY-bred 2YO of 2022 in Arctic Arrogance (who was a close 2nd in the G2 Remsen in open company), plus recent G3W Frosted Over, and he is also the sire of this year’s G1P 2YO filly Ice Dancing.
Post Time and Ice Dancing are noteworthy because they are out of Storm Cat-line dams, and Nice n’ Broad herself is by a Storm Cat grandson. A winner of 7 races from 3 through 6YO, earning $193,212, Nice n’ Broad is sired by Global Force, who was a high-priced and well-bred son of Giant’s Causeway. Though this nick rates “only” a “C”, it has produced a half-dozen graded winners (TrueNicks looks at Tapit/Giant’s Causeway), a trio of additional stakes winners, and another solid 2YO by Frosted himself in the G2PW Ten For Ten. Tapit and his sons have also produced a couple of top horses from Seeking the Gold-line dams (Nice n’ Broad’s broodmare sire being STG’s son Seeking Daylight) in Independence Hall and Thoughtfully, while Nice n’ Broad’s next dam is by Broad Brush, whose daughters have done very well with Tapit-line stallions (“A+” on TrueNicks) to produce G1W Testa Matta and SW Cave Hill by Frosted himself.
Meanwhile, the two highest earning siblings to Nice n’ Broad’s black-type placed dam are by Williamstown and Thirty Six Red, a son and grandson, respectively, of Seattle Slew, and in addition to being from the Seattle Slew sire-line, Frosted is also inbred to him 4×4.
So there is plenty on paper to recommend this mating, and Nice n’ Broad’s dirt speed (she won 6 times at 4-1/2 furlongs, plus once at 6-1/2) should be a perfect complement for Frosted’s own brilliance — which will hopefully produce a fast and classy West Virginia-bred to kick off Nice n’ Broad’s breeding career in style!