The first foal from Roaring Lion's only crop is born at Brightwalton Stud

The first foal of the 2018 Cartier Horse of the Year Roaring Lion was born.

The colt by the six-year-old Azamour mare Counterweight arrived on January 11th at the Brightwalton stud by Jeffrey and Phoebe Hobby.

From the only harvest that the four-time winner of Group 1 left after his early death in August 2019, the offspring should be fine.

“He is a well-made, attractive colt with a lot of athleticism,” said manager Sean Keane.

“He is full of energy and it is a pleasure to be here. He loves his hobbies.”

The roaring lion died last summer after a colic fight that began after he left quarantine for the mating season in New Zealand.

Oisin Murphy, the roaring lion
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Qatar Racing’s 2018 Coral Eclipse winner, Juddmonte International, QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes was the flagship stallion at Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire.

Veterinarians fought to rescue Kitten’s Joy’s four-year-old son by performing several surgeries last summer that had part of his small intestine removed.

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After suffering further complications, the decision was made to put him to sleep for welfare reasons, which devastated his owner Sheikh Fahad al Thani, David Redvers, and all those close to him.