Saturday's Throwback Race Of The Day

Roaring Lion

It is that time again and we have decided to do a special edition of throwback race of the day this Saturday looking back at one of the special horses on the flat of our generation.

The late great Roaring Lion sadly passed away from colic as a four year old last year but during his time on the track put in some of of the stand out performances of the 2018 flat season.

He was raced quite frequently by his trainer John Gosden during that campaign making his breakthrough win at York on his third start in the Dante Stakes.

He then went on to finish third in the Epsom Derby with the versatility of being able to run credibly from a mile to a mile and four furlongs being just one of the key assets of the grey.

After that third, he then went on to land for contests in a row including three Group One events and the one we are focusing on today is his win in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

After settling the score with Saxon Warrior when beating him in the Coral Eclipse it was time for the decider between the two superstars.

British horses have never really had a great record in this Irish black type event but Roaring Lion managed to fly home late on to pip his nemesis in what was truly a cracking race.