Raging Bull (FR)
BreederDayton Investments Limited
SireDark Angel (IRE)
Trying to stand out within the Chad Brown shedrow can be a challenge in itself. For Grade 1 winner Raging Bull (FR), the 2019 season has seen him have to work to get himself back into the top-level spotlight.
Unraced as a juvenile, Raging Bull made a big impression during a sophomore season that saw him win five of seven starts including three graded stakes victories. His biggest score came in his final start of 2018 when the son of Dark Angel (IRE) prevailed by half a length in the Hollywood Derby (G1) at Del Mar last December.
Raging Bull has raced exclusively in Grade 1-company since that triumph, but getting back to the winner’s circle has proven elusive. His first two starts of 2019 produced a pair of fourth-place efforts in the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) and Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes (G1) – the latter of which was won by his stablemate, Bricks and Mortar. He would end up third behind Bricks and Mortar and fellow barn mate Robert Bruce (CHI) in the Manhattan Stakes (G1) on June 8, but improved to second in the one-mile
Fourstardave Handicap (G1) at Saratoga August 10. In his most recent outing, the bay colt was elevated to third via disqualification in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1) on September 14.
Though he has been in the shadow of some other Brown trainees, Raging Bull has been part of owner Peter Brant’s renaissance since returning to the Thoroughbred industry in 2016. The 4-year-old colt was purchased for $100,935 by agent Eugenio Colombo at the 2016 Goffs Orby Yearling Sale and won his debut at Keeneland in April 2018.
"A lot of the credit also goes to Eugenio Columbo. He bought this horse as a baby over in Europe," Brown said of Raging Bull last season. "He's been a real pleasure to train, this horse. He's quite a class act in the morning and in the afternoon."
|May 25, 2020||Shoemaker Mile S.||SANTA ANITA PARK||1||1|
|December 01, 2018||Hollywood Derby||DEL MAR||1||1|
|October 06, 2018||Hill Prince S.||BELMONT PARK||2||5|
|September 01, 2018||Saranac S.||SARATOGA||3||1|
|August 03, 2018||National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S.||SARATOGA||2||1|
|July 04, 2018||Manila S.||BELMONT PARK||2|
|June 08, 2018||BELMONT PARK||1|
|April 19, 2018||KEENELAND||1|
- June 15, 2020
Royal Ascot 2020, which begins tomorrow (Tuesday), will be a Royal Ascot like no other. It is destined to go down in racing folklore as a truly unique occasion as, owing to coronavirus restrictions, one of the highlights of the British social calendar is taking place behind closed doors without any public admittance.
- May 23, 2020
Monday’s $300,000 Shoemaker Miles Stakes at Santa Anita Park kicks off the U.S. schedule of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” races as a qualifying race for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland.
- May 25, 2020
Peter Brant's Raging Bull strapped on the boosters and took off strongly in the stretch, rocketing home to a tremendous score in Saturday's $300,000 Shoemaker Mile Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park.