Raketa is David's magnificent stallion, and one of the great joys of his life.

David found Raketa while on honeymoon with Lia in Russia. While at a horse ranch with Lia and Sergei, he saw Raketa bucking and kicking and refusing to do anything his trainer asked. David was told that he was the most impossible horse they have ever seen, but within minutes David's gains Raketa's trust.

David and Lia share a moment of joy when Sergei tells them that Raketa means missile. They already understood. Daniel's beloved fiery black steed was named Ballista.