“We’re very excited to have Raging Bull,” said Gainesway Farm’s Sean Tugel. “Gainesway was really established on bringing turf milers over here from Europe, so we’re kind of going back to our roots. Turf racing in America continues to grow in stature and Raging Bull was an extremely talented horse, making 22 starts including 15 Grade Is. His sire, Dark Angel, is respected worldwide as a great source of speed and precocity, so I think he fits the mold of a successful stallion.”
Raging Bull has only been at Gainesway for a few weeks now, having shipped in from Del Mar after the GI Breeders’ Cup Mile, but Tugel said breeders have been thrilled by what they’ve seen with the strapping bay.
“Dark Angel has established his credentials worldwide as a sire of sires,” Tugel noted. “He’s been so successful everywhere else in the world but we haven’t gotten a really top-notch son of his here in America yet. Certainly this is the first one. He’s a great influencer of speed and with the miler/sprinter types, so I think bringing that to America is a great advantage for every American breeder.”
“It’s incredible when a horse can maintain that Grade I level over multiple seasons,” Tugel said. “To have that competitive will and to keep showing up every single time and line up in 15 Grade I races, it takes a lot of heart and a lot of soundness. He showed up and tried every single time. He had seven triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures. He’s a horse that has that will, determination and soundness, and that’s usually what separates the good ones.”
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