Night Of Thunder was the sire of a new Stakes winner on Saturday, 11 November when his four-year-old son, Tacarib Bay, gained a well-deserved first Black Type success with an easy win in the Listed Wentworth Stakes at Newcastle.
The Richard Hannon-trained bay gelding was stepping back in trip to six furlongs for the first time since he won at this distance on debut as a two-year-old. Jumping well under Sean Levey, Tacarib Bay travelled well in mid-division, although a little short of racing room, he bravely made his way through a tightly bunched group and once getting clear, he picked up well to post a three-quarters of a length win.
Tacarib Bay is now the winner of three races and picked up Black Type form when placing third in the G3 Horris Hills Stakes on his second start at two, whilst last year he was second in both the G3 Superior Mile at Haydock and the Listed European Free Handicap at Newmarket.
Owned and bred by Mr J R Shannon, Tacarib Bay is out of the winning-mare, Bassmah (Harbour Watch), herself a daughter of Stakes-performer, Secret Night.
Night Of Thunder has enjoyed another successful year and is now the sire of 40 individual Stakes winners. They are headed by Champion sprinting filly, Highfield Princess who landed the G1 Prix de l’Abbaye at the Arc meeting in October, G2 Debutante Stakes heroine, Vespertilio and Flight Plan who was the impressive winner of the G2 Solonoway Stakes at Leopardstown. Last weekend, two-year-old filly, Romantic Style looked an exciting prospect when winning the Listed Bosra Sham Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket.