Night Of Thunder, who has made a sensational start to his stud career with an extraordinary 66% winners to runners, will return to Ireland in 2020 where he will rejoin the roster at Kildangan Stud.
The son of Dubawi is responsible for 25 winners from just 38 runners to date – leading not only his fellow freshmen, but has also achieved a strike rate better than any other stallion in the northern hemisphere.
No other first-season sire in Europe has more individual winners than Night Of Thunder, whose first crop include Group winner Under The Stars, unbeaten Listed winner Thunderous and fellow Black Type winner Molatham, plus three further Stakes performers.
Night Of Thunder has unsurprisingly proved popular at the sales this year, with his yearlings selling for up to €423,000.
Sam Bullard, Director of stallions, said, “The outstanding success that Night Of Thunder has achieved with his first crop is testament to the support he received from Irish breeders during his first season. We are confident that his return to Kildangan Stud will ensure we are able to secure him a very good quality book of mares for 2020”.