Carlton House to stand at Darley

Carlton House (USA) has been retired to Darley’s Kelvinside Stud in NSW.

The talented son of Street Cry performed at the highest level in both hemispheres for Her Majesty The Queen.

Carlton House (7h Street Cry – Talented by Bustino) broke his maiden by 9 lengths as a two year-old at Newbury in October 2010.  He returned at three to take the G2 Dante Stakes (2000m) at York and then put up a superb performance to finish third, beaten just a length after losing a shoe and getting caught wide, in the G1 English Derby.  He rounded off the season with a close fourth in the G1 Irish Derby at the Curragh.

Victorious in the G3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes at his first start at four, Carlton House headed to Royal Ascot where he finished a brave second to So You Think in the G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2000m).

Carlton House then travelled to Australia to be trained by Gai Waterhouse at Randwick where he was quick to demonstrate the depth of his talents.  He dashed clear with a superb turn of foot in the G1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) but was denied victory in the final stride by Silent Achiever.

Carlton House finished third at his final start – fittingly in the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick – and retired with earnings close to $1.30 million.

Bred by Darley, Carlton House is one of five winners out of the Group 2 winning Bustino mare Talented.  “We are delighted to stand a son of our world-renowned stallion Street Cry,” Darley’s Alastair Pulford said.  “Carlton House possessed the precocity to be a tearaway winner at two but had that famous Street Cry durability which saw him mixing it with the best at six.

“His pedigree is top class and he is a complete outcross for Danehill, Danzig and other Northern Dancer line stallions.  We look forward to showing him to breeders in the coming months.”

Carlton House will stand at Kelvinside for a $16,500 (inc gst) fee.