12/06/2012 2:45PM

Frankel’s three-quarter-brother Bullet Train to stand for $7,500


Bullet Train, a Group 3 winner and a three-quarter-brother to two-time European Horse of the Year Frankel, will stand his first season at stud at Wintergreen Stallion Station in Midway, Ky., for a fee of $7,500, payable when the foal stands and nurses.

A 5-year-old Sadler’s Wells horse, Bullet Train was bred and raced by Juddmonte Farm, and he will be managed at stud by Bob Feld, who helped broker the deal to stand the horse in Kentucky.

Bullet Train is the first foal out of the stakes-winning Danehill mare Kind. He won 2 of 14 starts and earned $177,737 in four seasons of racing, highlighted by a win in the Group 3 Derby Trial Stakes in 2010. In his last six starts, all in Group 1 races, Bullet Train served as a pacemaker for Frankel.

Frankel was retired in October with an undefeated record from 14 starts, including 10 Group 1 wins. A 4-year-old son of Galileo, Frankel will begin his stud career in 2013 at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud for a fee of approximately $200,000.