Cambridge Stud has closed the book for Roaring Lion who will stand his first southern hemisphere season in the spring.
“From the moment the horse was released to the market, the response from breeders in both New Zealand and Australia was immediate and we are now closing his book,” Cambridge chief executive Henry Plumptre said.
“Bringing champion racehorses of the calibre of Roaring Lion and Almanzor into New Zealand, to stand alongside our champion international sire Tavistock, at very competitive service fees is a key component of our business model. We are delighted with the response to all the stallions and appreciate the endorsement from breeders across New Zealand and Australia.”
Roaring Lion was named Europe’s champion three-year-old and Horse of the Year after a stellar 2018during which he won four consecutive weight-for-age Group One races in the United Kingdom, earning a Timeform rating of 130.
Owner Sheikh Fahad’s representative David Redvers said he was the most exceptional racehorse he had had anything to do with and would suit all types of mares.
“He is the best moving horse I have ever clapped my eyes on and I really can’t think of what type of mare wouldn’t suit him,” he said.
“I think he’s about to create a legacy for New Zealand and I’m pleased to be involved with this.”