Top-Class Mare Raging Fever Retired
Multiple grade I-winner Raging Fever has been retired to owner-breeder Edward Evans' Spring Hill Farm in Virginia. Raging Fever won 11 of 26 starts and earned $1,458,198. She raced seven times this year with her only win coming in the Bed o' Roses Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct in April. "She doesn't look as good as she did, she's kind of heavier," trainer Mark Hennig told Daily Racing Form. "She seems ready for her next occupation. We hope she does as well as she did in this one."A 5-year-old daughter of Storm Cat out of the Seattle Slew mare Pennant Fever, Raging Fever won the Matron Stakes (gr. I) and Frizette Stakes (gr. I) as a juvenile but was denied championship honors after getting beat as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Last year she added a grade I win in the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I).