10/21/2013 12:57PM

Bullet Train to Crestwood Farm


Bullet Train, a three-quarters brother to unbeaten champion Frankel, will relocate to Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm in Lexington, Ky. for the 2014 breeding season.

The 6-year-old Sadler’s Wells horse stood his debut season in 2013 at Wintergreen Stallion Station in Midway, Ky. His fee will remain the same at $7,500.

“We are very excited to have Bullet Train go to a farm as prestigious as Crestwood Farm,” said Sean Feld, managing director of Bullet Train LLC. “The McLeans are a great family and hands-on horsemen. We are looking forward to a prosperous partnership together.”

Though best known as the setup horse for the undefeated Frankel’s signature late bursts, Bullet Train was a group stakes winner in his own right, winning the English Group 3 Totesport.com Derby Trial Stakes in 2010. He finished his racing career with two wins in 14 career starts for earnings of $177,737. Bullet Train never raced at a distance shorter than a mile.

Homebred in Great Britain by Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms, Bullet Train is out of the Group 3-placed multiple stakes-winning Danehill mare Kind, whose five winners from as many foals to race include two-time European Horse of the Year Frankel, as well as Group 3 winner Noble Mission and Group 3-placed stakes winner Joyeuse.

Kind is out of Group 3 winner Rainbow Lake, whose foals include multiple Grade/Group 1 winner and sire Powerscourt, Group 2 winner Riposte, and Group 3 winner Last Train.