Frosty View makes it clear who’s the best in the Northern Lights Futurity at Canterbury Park

Two-year-old Frosted gelding breaks his maiden in his Stakes debut

Frosty View took the lead right out of the starting gate and was never headed on his way to posting a four-and-a-quarter-length victory in the $100,000 Northern Lights Futurity at Canterbury Park on Saturday, 9 September.

The two-year-old Frosted youngster, who was making just his second career start, not only broke his maiden but also became a Stakes winner in one fell swoop. Frosty View entered the Northern Lights Futurity off a sharp runner-up performance going five-and-a-half furlongs on Aug. 26. The added distance of the Futurity was certainly to his benefit, as the dark bay/brown gelding drew clear in the stretch under just mild urging from his rider to win convincingly.

Bred in Minnesota and racing as a homebred for Lothenbach Stables, Frosty View is out of Clare View, a winning daughter of fellow Darley stallion, Hard Spun. Of Clare View’s five foals, four have started and all four, including Frosty View, have won. Clare View is out of the multiple Stakes-placed mare, Miss Marta, and is a half-sister to multiple Graded Stakes winner, Mister Mardi Gras (G3 Ack Ack H., G3 Washington Park H., etc.). Also hailing from the immediate family is 2023 El Camino Real Derby winner, Chase the Chaos (by Astern).

Frosty View is the second Stakes winner of the week for his sire, Frosted, whose daughter, Sister Lou Ann, captured the $500,000 Listed One Dreamer Stakes at Kentucky Downs. Frosted is also the sire of 2023 Stakes winners Frost Point (G3 Doubledogdare Stakes), Ice Dancing (G3 Santa Ynez), Jasper Krone (a two-time Graded Stakes winner in Japan this year), Ingratiating (G3 Sir John Monash Stakes in Aust.), Flakes and Late Frost.