12/02/2014 2:29PM

Grade 2 winner and stallion Fast Bullet euthanized due to colic

Barbara D. Livingston
Grade 2 winner Fast Bullet was euthanized at WinStar Farm in Kentucky Tuesday due to colic.

Grade 2 winner Fast Bullet was euthanized Tuesday at WinStar Farm due to complications from colic, the farm announced. The 6-year-old son of Speightstown stood his debut season at stud this year.

“It is with great regret that we had to euthanize Fast Bullet early this morning,” Elliott Walden, WinStar president and CEO, said in a release. “After a lot of ups and downs in treating him, it became evident that he was extremely uncomfortable. We conferred with the attending veterinarians, and the decision was made that euthanasia was the only humane option left.”

Bred in Kentucky by Roy Gottlieb out of the winning Dayjur mare Renfro Valley Star – a daughter of champion Brave Raj – Fast Bullet was purchased by Ahmed Zayat’s Zayat Stables for $230,000 as a Keeneland September yearling in 2009. Campaigned by Zayat Stables, he won 4 of 7 starts during 2011-2013, highlighted by a score in the Grade 2 True North Handicap in 2013. Fast Bullet was trained by Bob Baffert for his first five starts, including his Grade 2 win, and by D. Wayne Lukas in his final two starts. He earned $330,334.

Fast Bullet stood the 2014 breeding season at Ben Walden’s Pauls Mill but was moved to WinStar in Versailles, Ky., to stand alongside his sire for the upcoming 2015 season. According to Jockey Club statistics, he was bred to 49 mares in 2014.