Third Listed win for Rumbles of Thunder

Daughter of Night of Thunder dominates at Gowran Park

Night Of Thunder’s four-year-old daughter, Rumbles of Thunder, proved too good for her rivals at Gowran Park when landing the Listed Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes on Wednesday, 4 May.

The well-bred filly, having her second run for owner and trainer Paddy Twomey, travelled well in midfield and once the race began to develop, jockey Colin Keane switched her for a run up the stands side and in the final furlong she pulled away from the field to win by a comfortable three lengths.

Rumbles of Thunder, also a winner of Listed events in France over 11 and 12 furlongs last year, showed her versatility here when dropping back in trip to nine and a half furlongs.

Bred by F Killen, Rumbles of Thunder is the first foal out of Blanche Neige (Halling), herself a full-sister to G1 winner, Harland, and a half-sister to Group performer Musis Amica (Dawn Approach), their dam being White Star who is herself out of G1 Kentucky Oaks winner White Star Line.

Night of Thunder, leading first-season sire In Europe in 2019, sires an exceptional 20% Stakes winners to foals. He is enjoying a very successful start to 2022, siring fellow Stakes winners Cherry Tortoni, Storm Damage, Kukeracha and Thunder Kiss.

Night of Thunder stands at Kildangan Stud, Co. Kildare at 75,000, Oct 1, Special Live Foal.