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Roaring Lion Loses Battle With Colic, Euthanized In New Zealand

Qatar Racing and Tweenhills Stud are absolutely devastated to have to announce the death of Roaring Lion who has been put to sleep after suffering another bout of colic in New Zealand. Tweenhills owner David Redvers said: “At approximately midday (GMT) / 23.00 NZ today Roaring Lion was observed to be uncomfortable in his stable […]

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‘On His Way To A Slow Recovery’: Roaring Lion Returns To Cambridge Stud After Colic Surgery

European Horse of the Year Roaring Lion returned to Cambridge Stud in New Zealand on Aug. 8, following two colic surgeries in the last ten days. Roaring Lion was admitted to Cambridge Equine Hospital within minutes of arriving at Cambridge Stud from quarantine on Saturday, July 27. He underwent immediate surgery which had to be […]

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Four-Time Group 1 Winner Roaring Lion Recovering From Colic Surgery

Roaring Lion was admitted to Cambridge Equine Veterinary Hospital early Saturday morning for colic surgery. Released from quarantine at 6.00 am, he had spent 15 minutes in his paddock at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand when symptoms of colic were noted. He was transferred to Cambridge Equine Hospital immediately and underwent emergency surgery. Thanks to […]

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World’s Oldest Active Trainer Celebrates 100th Birthday In New Zealand

New Zealand-based trainer Barbara Blackie reached a massive milestone on the weekend, celebrating a century of birthdays with family and friends. “We had the most wonderful celebration for her,” Blackie’s daughter Angie Brott said. “So many people called in to see her and there were wonderful floral tributes from the racing people from Wellington (NZTR) […]

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Supermare Bonneval Earns Second Horse Of The Year Award In New Zealand

The mare Bonneval has become New Zealand’s Horse of the Year for the second year running. She defended the title she won last year, as a 3-year-old, when taking the premier prize at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards, in Auckland on Sunday She is the fifth successive Horse of the Year […]

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Champion Werther Takes On Japan’s Takarazuka Kinen

Werther may not have returned to his original home of New Zealand, but trainer John Moore believes the similarities between the land of the long white cloud and his current Japanese environment may prove an asset when the champion stayer tackles the Takarazuka Kinen (2200m) at Hanshin Racecourse on Sunday (24 June). Moore appeared at […]

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Never Say Never: An Incredible Recovery In New Zealand Jumps Racing

Veteran handicappers warn that you should never rip up a ticket until after the horses cross the wire. At New Zealand’s Awapuni, jockey Aaron Kuru made an emphatic statement to that effect when he and his mount recovered from a fall at the first fence to win the race. Des De Jeu “probably landed a […]

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Australian Rider James McDonald Set To Return After 18-Month Suspension For Betting

After serving an 18-month suspension for betting on his mount, jockey James McDonald returns to riding this week in Sydney, Australia. The New Zealander, previously the top rider for Godolphin in Australia, placed a $1,000 wager on his horse, Astern, at Randwick in 2015. The bet made a $4,000 profit but McDonald was quickly caught […]

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Hong Kong Derby Hero The Latest Star From Boutique New Zealand Breeding Farm

Ping Hai Star continued Highden Park’s impressive international strike rate on Sunday when he became the fifth New Zealand-bred winner of the Hong Kong Derby in the last decade. The 4-year-old is the latest Group One graduate of Sam and Libby Bleakley’s boutique Manawatu nursery, whose roll of honour includes former Derby winner Werther and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Kickin’ It Kiwi

Picture this: horses are galloping along a beach, their hooves splashing in the surf and their manes whipping in the sea breeze. Their riders guide them along the sandy coastline, perfectly manicured to a smooth, soft surface by the ever-lapping waves. After a walk into the ocean to cool off and sooth their muscles, it’s […]

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