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Raging Bull

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  • Sires Stakes wins at 2YO
  • Ten starts only due to injury - five wins, five placings
  • Only beaten by three horses - Smolda, Christen Me and Ideal Scott


The handsome stallion Raging Bull is unique in that his pedigree combines the best of both the northern and southern hemispheres. So now the 2008 son of Christian Cullen and Artsplace mare San Sophia is heading across the Tasman to take up residence at Llowalong Farms for the forthcoming breeding season.

The lure of the Vicbred Pure First Win Bonus of $12,000 was certainly an attractive carrot in relocating Raging Bull... as was the fact that another very successful son of Christian Cullen, Alta Christiano, had sadly passed away a season or so back. Raging Bull looked to have a huge future when he commenced racing in 2011 from the Cran Dalgety barn. Christen Me was a stable mate at the time and Dalgety could not separate them in their two-year-old ability.

However after two blazing wins as an early two-year-old, Raging Bull developed soreness in a fetlock suspensory and so his racing career was restricted to ten starts, nearly all in stakes races. Those ten runs resulted in five wins and five second placings. In fact only three horses ever beat him home in that restricted career - Smolda (1:50.6; $2,415,738), Christen Me (1:49.4; $2,732,277) and Ideal Scott (1:52.8; $842,757)

His dam San Sophia took a record of 1:52.6 and $91,481 in earnings in the USA and is a full sister to one of the greatest females to race in North America during the 1990s in Galleria (1:49.2; $1,814,453). San Sophia is by Artsplace, now clearly established as the greatest broodmare sire in the history of the sport, and is the dam of nine winners of over $700,000 and three in 1:55.

Raging Bull retired to stud in New Zealand in 2013 and from limited opportunities (just 66 foals that are now aged four years and older), he has sired 25 individual winners. Those winners include Wildwest (1:52.8), who in February won the $450,000 WA Pacing Cup and now has earnings of over $470,000. Raging Bull also sired the Kerryn Manning-trained mare, Our Bare Knuckle (1:51.5; $100,340), whose first foal sold for $90,000 at the 2022 Auckland Yearling Sale.

Raging Bull, who is a son of the incomparable Christian Cullen, can hopefully now take over the mantle of the deceased Alta Christiano. He has been a revelation as a sire following a relatively humble beginning. At time of writing, he is in third position currently on the Australian Sires List for the 2022 season based on average earnings per starter (min 80 starters). Behind him are the superstars of our breeding industry in Bettors Delight, Somebeachsomewhere, Art Major and American Ideal.

View his full, impressive pedigree page HERE.

There are so few opportunities to cross with Christian Cullen - make sure you don't miss this opportunity to match with Raging Bull. If you're keen to find out more, or work through your mare's pedigree with an expert, contact Grant Campbell today: 0417 549 115 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2023 Service Fee
$3,300 (inc GST) - Australia
$3,000 (ex GST) - New Zealand

Progeny may be eligible for Vicbred, VicbredPure, Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown, NSW Breeders Challenge.
All Vicbred progeny eligible to win one of four $100,000 Llowalong Farms Stallion Bonuses - detail HERE.
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RAGING BULL, 2008 bay entire (1:56.6, $115,000 from ten starts)
Raging Bull


WILDWEST (Jeremes Jet) 1:52.8, $503,000 40-13-5. Wins include GROUP 1 2021 WA Pacing Cup, seven straight on arrival in Australia.
OUR BARE KNUCKLE (Il Vicolo) 1:51.5, $106,000 42-8-14.
GIVE ME A MINUTE (Iraklis) 1:52.0, $73,000 28-9-7. Wins include 2022 Club Menangle Final.
(Sands A Flyin) 1:56.7, $77,000 97-10-26.
ITZ BULL SPEED AHEAD (Real Desire) 1:58.9, $19,000, 19-3-3. Wins at 2YO and 3YO.
MI FURIOSO TORO (Badlands Hanover) 1:54.2, $68,000 78-12-10.
RAUPUNGA LAD (Live or Die) 1:58.3, $18,000. Unbeaten in three lifetime starts (3YO).


PG Wrightson 2YO Sales Graduate Series

Garrard's Sires Stakes Series 2YO Heat