Gainesway Farm announced today that the first foal by multiple Grade 1 winner RAGING BULL (FR) has arrived. Born on January 5th, the filly is out of the mare Astolat (GB) and was bred by Checkmate Thoroughbreds, LLC and Raymond Salvatore.
“We’re excited to see the first foals by RAGING BULL starting to hit the ground,” said Gainesway Stallion Director Ryan Norton. “There’s a lot to like about this stallion and we look forward to seeing him pass his traits along to his offspring.”
The son of Dark Angel (IRE), a perennial leading European sire of Sprinters and Milers, RAGING BULL (FR) dominated the turf at three after winning his debut at Keeneland. From there, he scored victories in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S. (G2T) and Saranac S. (G3T) at Saratoga before capping his three-year-old campaign with a determined victory in the Hollywood Derby (G1T) at Del Mar.
At four, he made five starts, all in Grade 1 company, where he placed in the Manhattan S. (G1T), Fourstardave H. (G1T) and Woodbine Mile (G1T).
RAGING BULL (FR) returned at five to capture the Shoemaker Mile S. (G1T), while earning a 105 Beyer and stopping the clock in 1:32.73. He also placed in the Maker’s Mark Mile (G1T) and Shadwell Turf Mile S. (G1T) at Keeneland.
At six, RAGING BULL (FR) kicked off his season with a heroic victory in Keeneland’s Maker’s Mark Mile S. (G1T), posting a 106 Beyer in a final time of 1:33.86. He also placed in the 2021 Woodbine Mile (G1T).
Out of the Mr. Greeley mare Rosa Bonheur, RAGING BULL (FR) was bred by Dayton Investments Limited and foaled in France.
Raced by Peter M. Brant, RAGING BULL (FR) won or placed in 9 of 15 Grade 1 events.
RAGING BULL (FR) entered stud in 2022 and currently stands for $10,000 LFSN.