Bullet Train, an English group-winning half brother to two-time Cartier Award winner Frankel, will enter stud in 2013 at Wintergreen Stallion Station near Midway, Ky., for a fee of $7,500. Bullet Train, a 5-year-old, and Frankel raced as homebreds for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.
"Bullet Train gives American breeders the opportunity to infuse that classic Juddmonte Farms bloodline into their mares at a stud fee that is a fraction of the cost to that of Frankel," said Wintergreen owner John Greeley IV.
Bullet Train and Frankel are out of the Danehill mare Kind and both are from the same sire line. Bullet Train is by the great Sadler's Wells, and Frankel is by a son of Sadler's Wells, leading Irish stallion Galileo.
"The Greeley family has had decades of success breeding in Kentucky, and my brother Mark and I are proud to partner with them by standing Bullet Train at Wintergreen," said bloodstock agent Bob Feld, who will manage the stallion. "With his excellent speed, athleticism, and outstanding pedigree, Bullet Train really suits American racing and should be well-received by breeders from coast to coast."
Bullet Train, who excelled as a pacemaker for Frankel, won the Totesport.com Derby Trial (Eng-III). He carved out a record of 2-1-0 from 14 starts and earned $177,737.
Kind, who has produced three group stakes winners, is a half sister to Sadler's Wells' Irish champion son Powerscourt, who won the 2005 Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT).