Gainesway Farm announced today they will stand multiple Grade 1 winner RAGING BULL (FR) for the 2022 breeding season upon his retirement from racing. The son of Dark Angel (IRE), a perennial leading European sire of Sprinters and Milers, has earned over $1.6 million on the track and is pointed towards the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).
“RAGING BULL (FR) is a knockout physically,” said Gainesway General Manager Brian Graves. “His six triple digit Beyer speed figures and his performances over 14 Grade 1 events are impressive. His sire, Dark Angel (IRE), has become one of the most influential sires in International racing.”
A multiple Grade 1 winner, 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) going away, 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.
This year, 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.
“RAGING BULL (FR) is the best looking horse I have ever trained,” said trainer Chad Brown. “He has run fast numbers at many different tracks, winning Grade 1’s in three different years, the ultimate confirmation of incredible soundness.”
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) has seven wins in 21 lifetime starts, his career spans 18 consecutive starts in graded stakes company, and has won or placed in 9 of 14 Grade 1 events.
“I am extremely Bullish on his chances at stud. We are excited to be partnering with Gainesway on RAGING BULL (FR) and will be supporting him strongly with our mares,” said Mr. Brant.
RAGING BULL (FR) will enter stud in 2022 with an advertised fee of $10,000 LFSN.
Questions? Contact Sean Tugel at 859-940-0456.