Frankel or Bullet Train: Who's the Better Value?
Written by Ian Tapp | Dec 06, 2012 |
With today's news that Frankel's three-quarter brother Bullet Train (GB) (TrueNicks,SRO) is heading to Wintergreen Stallion Station for the 2013 season, it means that the siblings will begin their stud careers under very different circumstances. Frankel (by Galileo) will stand for £125,000 at Juddmonte's Banstead Manor Stud in England, while Bullet Train (by Sadler's Wells) will stand in Kentucky for $7,500. Both are out of the Danehill mare Kind.
Another set of brothers standing for disparate fees in 2013 are Ashford Stud's Giant's Causeway (TrueNicks,SRO), a two-time leading sire, and his full brother Freud (TrueNicks,SRO), who stands at Sequel Stallions and is one of the top sires in New York. The two stallions are by Storm Cat out of the Rahy mare Mariah's Storm.
Two more brothers at stud are Unbridled's Song (TrueNicks,SRO), the perennial leading sire standing at Taylor Made, and Spanish Steps (TrueNicks,SRO), sire of 2012 turf star Little Mike standing at Lake Shore Farm in Indiana. They are both by Unbridled out of the Caro mare Trolley Song.
Finally, consider half brothers Awesome Again (TrueNicks,SRO) (by Deputy Minister), whose top 2012 runner was Game On Dude, and Macho Uno (TrueNicks,SRO) (by Holy Bull), whose Mucho Macho Man barely missed winning the Breeders' Cup Classic. Both stallions stand at Adena Springs and were produced from the Blushing Groom mare Primal Force.