Bullet Train, a half brother to two-time Cartier Award winner Frankel, will enter stud in Kentucky in 2013 at an undisclosed farm, according to California bloodstock agent Bob Feld. A 5-year-old English-bred son of Sadler's Wells, Bullet Train served as Frankel's pacemaker in all five of his half brother's races this year and one race last year.
"He's scheduled to arrive Nov. 24," Feld said. "The plan is to announce everything Dec. 1."
Prior to becoming a pacemaker for one of history's elites, Bullet Train proved solid enough to win a group stakes, capturing the 2010 Totesport.com Derby Trial (Eng-III) in his third start. He exited racing with a record of 2-1-0 from 14 starts and earnings of $177,737.
Bullet Train and Frankel not only are half brothers—being out of the multiple stakes-winning Danehill mare Kind—but are from the same sire line. Frankel is by Galileo, who is a son of Sadler's Wells.
Both Bullet Train and Frankel raced as homebred for Juddmonte Farms' owner Khalid Abdullah.