Roaring Lion’s Coral-Eclipse Triumph Gives Taylor Made 99th G1 Sales Grad

by | 07.07.2018 | 10:10am
Roaring Lion prior to the start of the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse

Kentucky-bred and Taylor Made sold Roaring Lion prevailed by a neck in a hard-fought battle over 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior to win Saturday's Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. The 3-year-old son of Kitten's Joy brought $160,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, and is now owned by Qatar Racing Limited and trained by John Gosden. Roaring Lion was ridden to victory by Oisin Murphy, giving the jockey his first British Group 1 win.

Stewards looked into the finish of the race, considering possible interference between the top two finishers, but ultimately allowed the result to stand as called. Saxon Warrior, trained by Aidan O'Brien, was ridden by his son, Donnacha O'Brien, as regular jockey Ryan Moore is in New York for the day's races. Hawkbill set the early pace, but was edged late for third by Cliffs of Moher.

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