Queen Elizabeth II's Carlton House
, who performed at the highest level in both hemispheres during a racing career that spanned four years, will stand at Darley's Kelvinside Stud in Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season.
Sir Michael Stoute trained Carlton House in England before he joined trainer Gai Waterhouse to race in Australia, beginning in 2013. He made what was to be his final career start April 14 at Royal Randwick in a race named for his owner, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Aus-I), finishing third.
The 6-year-old son of Street Cry
—Talented, by Bustino, was bred by in Kentucky by Sheikh Maktoum's Darley and posted an overall record of 4-3-2 from 15 starts while earning $1,274,862. He was a gift to Queen Elizabeth from Sheikh Mohammed.
For Stoute, Carlton House won a pair of group II races in England—the Totesport Dante Stakes (Eng-II) and the Betfair Brigadier Gerard (Eng-III)--and finished third to Pour Moi in the 2011 Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and second to So You Think in the 2012 Prince of Wales (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.
In addition to the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the bay horse placed in two other stakes from five Australian starts, including his runner-up finish in the Ranvet Rawson Stakes (Aus-I) March 22 at Rosehill Gardens.
"Carlton House is such a magnificent and correct individual," said John Warren, Queen Elizabeth's bloodstock and racing adviser. "He is by one of the most important stallions in the world. Carlton House proved he was high class from the moment he won his 2-year-old maiden at Newbury by nine lengths and he was rated up there with the very best."
Alastair Pulford, Darley's head of sales in Australia, said the farm was delighted to be standing Carlton House alongside his sire on the Kelvinside roster.
"Carlton House possessed the precocity to be a tearaway winner at 2, but had that famous Street Cry durability which saw him mixing it with the best at 6," he said.
"His pedigree is top class and he is a complete outcross for Danehill, Danzig and other Northern Dancer line stallions."
Carlton House will stand at Kelvinside in New South Wales for Aus$16,500.