Grade 2 True North Handicap Winner Fast Bullet has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty at Pauls Mill for a fee of $7,500 live foal, stands and nurses.
Earlier this week, Pauls Mill announced Grade 1 winner I Want Revenge would stand for $10,000 at the Versailles, Ky., farm for his first season at stud.
“Fast Bullet is cast in the mold of his sire Speightstown who went from Champion Sprinter to Leading Sire,” said Ben Walden, owner of Pauls Mill. “Fast Bullet was as brilliant and talented as they come, and is as nice a horse physically as I've ever seen. His sheer speed was similar to that of Red Ransom.”
The liquid fast son of Speightstown broke his maiden at first asking. Sent off the less than even money favorite, he served notice of his brilliance, drawing off by 6 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita through fractions of :21 4/5, :44 4/5 and :56 4/5 with a final time of 1:08 2/5, posting a 92 Beyer Speed Figure.
Fast Bullet went on to earn TDN Rising Star status in his next start, winning by 3 3/4 lengths at Hollywood Park and earning a 102 Beyer. In his next start at Hollywood, Fast Bullet once again devastated his opponents, winning by 7 1/4 lengths and earning a 109 Beyer.
Like his sire Speightstown, who currently ranks #2 on the General Sire List with over $10,000,000 in earnings and 21 stakes winners, Fast Bullet won the Grade 2 True North Handicap at Belmont as an older horse. His final time of 1:08 1/5 was within one-fifth of a second of his sire's final time in the race. Sent off the favorite in the True North, Fast Bullet earned a 110 Beyer Speed Figure, the fourth highest sprint Beyer of the year, while defeating Grade 1-winning millionaire Justin Phillip and multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Caixa Eletronica.
Raced by Zayat Stables and trained by Bob Baffert, Fast Bullet boasts an average winning margin of nearly 5 lengths and was sent off the favorite in all of his victories, posting three triple digit Beyer Speed Figures.
“God doesn't make horses this fast very often,” said Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. “He had world class speed.”
Fast Bullet is currently being syndicated.
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