The Antarctic

Grey202015.3 hh (1.60m)
Distance won over: 5f. to 6f.
Dark Angel - Anna Law
Fee for 2024: €6,000

Stands at Castlehyde

Group-winning Sprinter at 2 & 3

  • Won the Gr.3 Prix de Cabourg in a faster time than 2019’s subsequent Gr.1 Prix Morny & Gr.1 Middle Park Stakes winner Earthlight
  • Won the Gr.3 Lacken Stakes in race record time, previous winners include Sioux Nation & Caravaggio
  • Won the 2YO Race at Naas on Royal Ascot trials day defying a penalty
  • Won first time out at Tipperary on 21st April
  • Finished runner-up in the Gr.1 Middle Park Stakes & Gr.2 Robert Papin to Cartier Champion 2YO Blackbeard, and third in the Gr.1 Prix Morny

Rated 113, the equal of Havana Grey (out of a Dark Angel mare) & just a pound below his own sire Dark Angel!

"He's a fast horse, obviously he's a brother to Battaash. He has a lot of natural speed and is a high cruiser. He's a real sprinter, he's very strong and he's as wide as he is long.” Aidan O’Brien

Very good-looking and speedy own-brother to triple Champion Sprinter Battaash

  • By Champion 2YO sire DARK ANGEL

"The Soaring Success of Dark Angel - Dark Angel is still aged only 18 and should be among Europe's most successful sires for years to come. Among his sons to retire to stud, things are looking promising" John Berry, TDN, 27/8/23

  • Cost 750,000gns as a yearling

"We always said Battaash was the best-looking horse that we'd bred but I think this guy is better, no doubt about it." his breeder Paul McCartan after he’d sold The Antarctic at Tattersalls October Book 1

  • Out of a ½-sister to Gr.2 Champagne Stakes winner ETLAALA & the dam of Gr.1 sprinter TASLEET

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