David Redvers Discusses Roaring Lion

David Redvers Discusses Roaring Lion20 May 2019

It was impossible not to be excited about the August arrival of Roaring Lion following the presentation given by Tweenhills Stud's David Redvers at Cambridge Stud yesterday.

Entertaining a selection of breeders and media personalities in the process, David explained how he came to purchase Roaring Lion as a yearling for the Principal of Qatar Racing, His Highness Sheikh Fahad.

“Hannah Wall, who has worked with me going around the sales for about 12 years now, said there was a horse at Taylor Made that she thought I would like. When I saw him, he just glided out of his box, glided up to us and glided away again and I knew I had to have him,” recalled David.

With the four Gr.1 wins that followed at age three, Redvers’ regard for Roaring Lion is unparalleled.

“He is my horse of a lifetime," he said.

“He is just the most exceptional racehorse I have had anything to do with. Every time he ran, he got stronger, he got faster and he got more streetwise. 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. I think he’s about to create a legacy for New Zealand and I’m pleased to be involved with this.”