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Young Florida sire Roar Of The Tiger dies

ROAR OF THE TIGER, a brother to 'iron horse' and leading sire Giant's Causeway formerly trained by Aidan O'Brien, died on Monday night at Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds in Florida.

The reason for the stallion's death at the age of 11 is unknown. Ed Magnier of Hartley/DeRenzo bloodstock services said: "We have sent him to the Universityof Florida to determine the cause of death."

Bred by Michael Tabor and Spectrum Bloodstock, Roar Of The Tiger was by Storm Cat and out of the Rahy mare Mariah's Storm, whose other progeny by that sire includes Cork and Orrery Stakes third Freud, now a stallion in New York, Cherry Hinton Stakes heroine You'resothrilling and Tumblebrutus, runner-up in the Futurity Stakes and at stud in South America.

Roar Of The Tiger won his maiden at two for O'Brien and was later stakes-placed after being transferred to race in America.

He entered stud in 2005 and has sired the winners of over $2m, including last year's Graded stakes-winning two-year-old Bear Tough Guy. He was advertised at a fee of $6,000 this year.




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