Dubawi’s Classic-winning son Night Of Thunder enjoyed a record-breaking 2019 with his first crop of juveniles. Despite the 2020 season being on a temporary hiatus for many racing jurisdictions, Night Of Thunder’s first three-year-old’s have continued to display top-class ability on the track.
Night Of Thunder equalled the first-season record of seven individual Stakes winners in 2019 and has already added one to that tally this year through Dubai Love. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, she was a winner on debut last season at Nottingham on heavy turf and became her sire's first Stakes winner on dirt when taking the Listed UAE 1,000 Guineas at Meydan.
Looking at the 2017 crop of all British and Irish stallions, Night Of Thunder is unmatched by his ratio of Stakes winners to runners, with one in seven taking a Listed or higher contest. He leads Shamardal, who himself broke records with three unbeaten G1-winning colts in 2019, with No Nay Never, who is standing this season at a fee of €175,000, in third. Filling the next three places are New Approach, his sire Galileo, and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Raven’s Pass.