Frosted had accomplished much before his record-breaking performance in the 2016 G1 Met Mile: a win in the G1 Wood Memorial at three along with additional victories in the G2 Pennsylvania Derby and G2 Al Maktoum Challenge R2; and placings in the G1 Travers and G1 Belmont as well. But it was definitely the G1 Met Mile that distinguished him as one of the top racehorses of his generation.
The Met Mile stakes record of 1:32.73 he registered that day was certainly impressive. And the fourteen and one-quarter-length win (also a record for the race) was sensational too. But to achieve such a high Beyer Speed Figure - a 123 - was simply unbelieveable and unforgettable; a number that many of the best racehorses of our time could not match. The chart below shows it was the top Beyer Figure of the year:
California Chrome 119
California Chrome 113