Breeders’ Cup victories and Eclipse Award championships are in Fast Bullet’s genes. His dad, Speightstown, used his victory in the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Sprint as a springboard to year-end honors as the nation’s top sprinter. Fast Bullet’s maternal grandmother, Brave Raj, received the Eclipse Award trophy in her division after winning the 1986 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Fast Bullet himself tried to continue the family tradition but finished off the board in the 2012 renewal at Santa Anita. The race was his first after a 51-week layoff that followed victories in his first two career starts. His connections were so encouraged by his performance in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint that they raced him a month later and he responded with a triumph in the allowance ranks. He returned to the sidelines but won the True North Handicap (G2) on June 8 at Belmont Park. Perhaps winning off long layoffs is his way of following his heritage—his sire won 10 times in his career that spanned five years.