Raging Bull - Coffee Pond Individual Foal

Active Individual Foal

Birth Year:
Farm Location:
St. Omer's Farm in Forest Hill, MD 
Cover Date:
April 16th, 2022 
Foal's gender:

Why We Bought This Horse

  • 3/26/23 Coffee Pond foaled a healthy colt, who has been nicknamed "Cava".
  • Coffee Pond was covered on April 16, 2022, by Raging Bull and checked in and confirmed in foal on April 30, 2022.   Our anticipation is that this foal will be Maryland-bred.
  • This is a 2022 Individual Foal Offering and is subject to the WVS Individual Foal Program Addendum to the Wasabi Ventures Stables Thoroughbred Management Agreement.   
  •   Highlights of the program:
    • Fixed Price on the Offering - No Ongoing Bills
    • Limited Exposure - Like WVS Racing Programs, there is no chance for Future Expenses. If the Foal offering loses money, WVS absorbs those costs
    • Finite-Time - The Foal Offering will be liquidated sometime in its yearling year, so you know when an offering ends.  Because you are not buying the mare, you have a finite time period of commitment (e.g. 6 to 18 months)
    • Reduced Risk - WVS will only open a Foal Offering once a mare has checked in foal to the chosen stallion
    • Perpetual Breeders Bonuses - Even after the foal is sold, a Club member can continue to earn breeding bonuses for the racing life of the horse.
    • You can watch a video about this program by visiting here. 

The BASE PRICE of this foal is $34,100

  • Mare Lease - $2,000
  • Stallion Fee - $10,000
  • Vanning Expense - $2,500
  • Boarding Fee Estimate - $17,000
  • Vet Estimate - $2,000
  • Registration Fees (Jockey Club and State Fees) - $600

We try with our mating recommendations to focus on like-to-like as often as possible, and by sending Coffee Pond to Raging Bull in 2022, we will be doubling down on top class European speed lines in a pairing that is very much apples-to-apples.

Described by Chad Brown as “the best-looking horse I have ever trained”, Raging Bull is a son of leading Irish stallion Dark Angel,  renowned as a speed and precocity influence, out of a mare by the very fast American sprinter Mr. Greeley — though he himself was a multiple G1 winner from a mile to 9 furlongs in the USA and showed his speed more as a blistering turn of foot than by rocketing from the gate.  Coffee Pond, meanwhile, though from a classic family that has accounted — further back — for the likes of Generous, Imagine, Horatio Nelson and Van Gogh, is out of a half-sister to the multiple G1-winning sprinter/miler Moonlight Cloud, and sired by Havana Gold, whose own top runner has been the Euro G1 sprinter Havana Grey.  So this is a matchup that should reinforce turf sprinter/miler tendencies with a chance to produce a foal that might also stretch out a bit on American grass.

The cross of Raging Bull’s sire-line with Galileo-line mares like Coffee Pond rates only a “C” on TrueNicks, but the 3 stakes winners bred on this cross include 2021 2YO G1 winner Angel Bleu and 2021 2YO G2 winner Malavath, as well as the 2021 G1P 2YO Cachet and 2021 G3P 2YO Juncture — so we believe this to be a case where the nick rating will look better in the near future than it does today.  And Coffee Pond’s family has already had success with this sire-line, as well, having produced the likes of G3 winner Talwar (by Raging Bull’s grandsire Acclamation), stakes winner Bruges (by Marju, who descends from Try My Best as does Raging Bull), and stakes winner Osumi Tycoon (by Marju’s sire Last Tycoon).

Physically, Raging Bull has a good bit more leg and length to him than many European-breds (including the compact Coffee Pond herself), which likely explains his ability to stretch out a little further than many Dark Angels — and that should also make him a more successful American turf sire (both commercially and on the racetrack) than he could otherwise be.  It also makes him an excellent fit for Coffee Pond, and hopefully their foal will have a bit more of his scope and stretch — to go along with plenty of speed and talent!

Raging Bull - Coffee Pond Individual Foal

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