Raging Bull (FR)
Jockey (from last start)
BreederDayton Investments Limited
SireDark Angel (IRE)
Unraced as a 2-year-old, millionaire turf specialist Raging Bull (FR) launched his 3-year-old season in April 2018 with the first of two straight wins. He stepped up to stakes company in his third start, finishing second in Belmont Park’s Manila Stakes. Continuing to race nearly once a month, he followed with back-to-back graded wins at Saratoga: the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (G2) in August and the Saranac Stakes (G3) in September.
Two races later, after an off-the-board finish in the Hill Prince Stakes (G2) at Belmont, Raging Bull crossed the country to win his first Grade 1, the 2018 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar. Displaying his trademark style—a patient, usually ground-saving early trip and strong late kick—he won by half a length.
Raging Bull began his 4-year-old season after a five-month break. Again racing almost monthly from April to September and only in Grade 1 races, he was winless for the year, but never far from the trophy. He was fourth in both the 2019 Maker’s Mark 46 Mile at Keeneland and the Old Forester Turf Classic at Churchill Downs, beaten less than two and four lengths, respectively. He placed in his last three starts of the season, first finishing third, beaten 2 1/4 lengths, in the Manhattan Stakes at Belmont behind the year’s eventual Horse of the Year and Champion Turf Male, Bricks and Mortar. He next was an impressive second in the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga; still more than 18 lengths off the lead after four of the race’s eight furlongs, he ended just 2 1/2 lengths back. Raging Bull finished his 2019 campaign with a third—advanced from fourth by disqualification—in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes, just 1 1/4 lengths behind despite traffic trouble early and late.
After an eight-month break, Raging Bull returned in May 2020 to start his 5-year-old season with his second Grade 1 win, the Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita, a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). Six weeks later he was third in the Maker’s Mark Mile (G1) at Keeneland, beaten a nose and a neck. Raging Bull next was fifth in his second attempt at the Fourstardave Handicap (G1), only the fourth time in his 15-race career he finished out of the top three.
All of Raging Bull’s races have come at a mile or more on the turf.
Raging Bull is owned by Peter Brant, chair and CEO of White Birch Paper Company. He is trained by Chad Brown, the Eclipse Award top trainer for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
|September 18, 2021||Ricoh Woodbine Mile S.||WOODBINE||1||3|
|August 14, 2021||Fourstardave H.||SARATOGA||1||6|
|June 20, 2021||Poker S.||BELMONT PARK||3||2|
|April 09, 2021||Maker's Mark Mile S.||KEENELAND||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|
- October 21, 2021
This is the last of eight weekly news releases focusing on the horses and races leading to the 38th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 at Del Mar.
- September 17, 2021
$1 Million Ricoh Woodbine Mile Headlines Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Races on Saturday and Sunday in Canada on NBCSN
The “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In – presented by America’s Best Racing” will be at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto for two live programs of outstanding turf racing on Saturday, Sept. 18 on NBCSN (5:30-6:30 p.m. ET).
- September 16, 2021
Saturday’s $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes at Woodbine is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” qualifying race for the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile Presented by PDJF.