Roaring Lion making good progress
Roaring Lion is making good progress after being force to undergo emergency surgery for colic over the weekend.
The four-year-old travelled across to New Zealand to take up winter stud duties but he took ill after leaving quarantine on Saturday morning.
He was immediately assessed and it was deemed necessary to undergo surgery after being diagnosed with colic - a gastrointestinal condition.
Staff at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand have provided a positive update on Queen Elizabeth II Stakes winner.
Surgeon Dr Alanna Zantingh told tweenhills.com: "Roaring Lion is doing much better today. He's much brighter than he was yesterday.
"We've given him handfuls of grass every couple of hours - and he's eating it really, really well, wishing for more.
"His stomach has been handling it well... he's starting to get a little annoyed with us - which I think is a very good sign!"
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