Raging Bull (FR)

  • Jockey
  • Trainer
  • Owner
  • Breeder
    Dayton Investments Limited
  • Sire
    Dark Angel (IRE)
  • Dam
    Rosa Bonheur

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."

Lifetime Stats

2019 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

September 14, 2019Ricoh Woodbine Mile S.WOODBINE14
August 10, 2019Fourstardave H.SARATOGA12
June 08, 2019Manhattan S.BELMONT PARK13
May 04, 2019Old Forester Turf Classic S.CHURCHILL DOWNS14
April 12, 2019Maker's 46 Mile S.KEENELAND14
December 01, 2018Hollywood DerbyDEL MAR11
October 06, 2018Hill Prince S.BELMONT PARK25
September 01, 2018Saranac S.SARATOGA31
August 03, 2018National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S.SARATOGA21
July 04, 2018Manila S.BELMONT PARK 2
June 08, 2018 BELMONT PARK 1
April 19, 2018 KEENELAND 1

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