Qatar Racing and Tweenhills Stud have announced the death of shuttle stallion Roaring Lion who was euthenized after suffering another bout of colic in New Zealand.
The 2018 Cartier Horse of the Year and a winner of four consecutive Gr1 races, the grey was a son of Kitten’s Joy.
He had huge potential as a sire and will leave a massive void at Tweenhills, in Gloucestershire, where he stood.
Trained by John Gosden to win the Eclipse, Juddmonte International, Irish Champion Stakes and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes last year, the son of Kitten’s Joy appeared to be on the road to recovery after twice undergoing surgery for colic in recent weeks.
Owned by Qatar Racing, Roaring Lion covered his first book of mares in the spring, but it was when he was shipped to New Zealand to stand at Cambridge Stud the problem first emerged.