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Lion Tamer Breaks Leg In Cox Plate & Euthanased
Last year’s Gr1 Victoria Derby-winning 4YO entire Lion Tamer (Storming Home-Lioness, by Generous) broke his near hind-leg after finishing last of the 14 runners in the Cox Plate & was euthanased. Lion Tamer recorded 6 wins (including September’s Gr1 Underwood Stakes over 1800m at Caulfield, plus 2010’s Gr1 Victoria Derby over 2500m at Flemington, Listed Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap over 1400m at Randwick & NZ Listed Champagne Stakes over 1600m at Ellerslie, plus 2009's NZ Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes over 1100m at Pukekohe) & 2 placings (in 2010’s Gr2 AAMI Vase over 2040m at Mooney Valley & 2009's NZ Listed Weetwood Grange Stakes over 1100m at Te Rapa) from 15 starts for $1,307,143 earnings.