Night Of Thunder

Ch 2011 16.0½HH (1.63M)
By Dubawi – Forest Storm (Galileo)
€25,000 Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Kildangan Stud, Co Kildare
Undefeated Stakes winner at two, classy G1 Lockinge hero at four and winner of the finest 2,000 Guineas since 1971, where he beat eight G1 winners, including Kingman and Australia. His pedigree unites the greatest stallions of the day: by Dubawi out of a Galileo mare.

Pedigree

NIGHT OF THUNDER

DUBAWI

DUBAI MILLENNIUM

SEEKING THE GOLD

MR. PROSPECTOR

CON GAME

COLORADO DANCER

SHAREEF DANCER

FALL ASPEN

ZOMARADAH

DEPLOY

SHIRLEY HEIGHTS

SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS

JAWAHER

DANCING BRAVE

HIGH TERN

FOREST STORM

GALILEO

SADLER'S WELLS

NORTHERN DANCER

FAIRY BRIDGE

URBAN SEA

MISWAKI

ALLEGRETTA

QUIET STORM

DESERT PRINCE

GREEN DESERT

FLYING FAIRY

HERTFORD CASTLE

REFERENCE POINT

FOREST FLOWER

By DUBAWI (2002) Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1), Prix Jacques le Marois (G1), National S (G1), etc. Sire of 979 foals aged three and up, including NIGHT OF THUNDER, HUNTER’S LIGHT, MONTEROSSO, POET’S VOICE, AKEED MOFEED, AL KAZEEM, ARABIAN QUEEN, DUBAWI HEIGHTS, ERUPT, HAPPY ARCHER, JOURNEY, LEFT HANDLUCKY NINE, MAKFI, NEW BAY, POSTPONED, PRINCE BISHOP, RED DUBAWI, SECRET ADMIRER, SHAMAL WIND, SHEIKHZAYEDROAD, SRIKANDI, TIGER TEES, WALDPARK, WUHEIDA etc.

1st dam: Forest Storm by Galileo. Winner (7f) at 2, 2nd Flame of Tara EBF S. Dam of 1 foal, 1 to race, 1 winner:

NIGHT OF THUNDER (c Dubawi) G1 winner, see Race record.

2nd dam: Quiet Storm by Desert Prince. 2 wins (7f-10f) at 3, 2nd Upavon S, 3rd Pipalong S. Dam of 4 winners:

NEW ALLIANCE (f Burdon Of Proof) 4 wins at 2 to 4, 2016, Bangalore Oaks, Karnataka Racehorse Association 1,000 Guineas.

Forest Storm (f Galileo), Black type placed winner, see above.

TEA CUP (f Danehill Dancer) Winner at 3.

STORMING HOME (g Burdon Of Proof) 2 wins, 3 to 5, 2016.

3rd dam: Hertford Castle by Reference Point. Dam of 5 winners:

Safarando (c Turtle Island) 2nd Easter S, 3rd Oceanside S. Sire.

Quiet Storm (f Desert Prince) Black type placed winner, see above.

Castilian (g Priolo) 3rd Pilot Fineliner Cup.

ALHER (c Alzao) Winner at 3 and 4.

WHOZART (g Mozart) Winner at 4 and 5.

4th dam: FOREST FLOWER by Green Forest. Champion two-year-old filly in Europe, Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1), Mill Reef S (G2), Cherry Hinton S (G3), Queen Mary S (G3), 2nd Phoenix S (G1). Dam of 7 winners:

Hill Of Dreams (g Shirley Heights) 2nd Grand Handicap d'Ostende.

FLOWER ARCH (f Nashwan) 4 wins, 3 to 5. Dam of:

Best Of Me (f Brian’s Time) 2nd Hochi Hai Revue.

EASTWOOD HALL (g Reference Point) 8 wins, 3 to 7.

EISHIN DUNKIRK (c Mr Prospector) 3 wins at 2 and 3. Sire.

AL NABA (c Mr Prospector) Winner at 2 and 3. Sire.

FLAMING FEATHER (c Shirley Heights) Winner at 2. Sire.

EISHIN ASPEN (c Gone West) Winner at 5.

Stud record
Night Of Thunder’s first northern hemisphere crop are foals of 2017.
Night Of Thunder stands his first southern hemisphere season in 2016.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 2 2 - - -
Three 6 1 3 1 -
Four 3 1 - - -
Total 11 4 3 1 -

At 2

1st
Doncaster S, 6f, Doncaster, by 3l, beating Aeolus, Stubbs, Rufford.
1st
Maiden race, 6f, Goodwood, by 6l, beating Nakuti.

At 3

1st
2,000 Guineas S (G1), 8f, Newmarket, beating Kingman, Australia, Shifting Power, Charm Spirit, Noozhoh Canarias, Toormore, Kingston Hill, War Command, The Grey Gatsby, Bookrunner, Ertijaal, Outstrip.
2nd
Queen Elizabeth II S (G1), 8f, Ascot, by ½l, to Charm Spirit, beating Toormore, Tullius, Captain Cat, Kingsbarns, Integral, Custom Cut, Brendan Brackan, Top Notch Tonto, Graphic.
2nd
St James’s Palace S (G1), 8f, Royal Ascot, to Kingman, beating Outstrip, War Command, Toormore, Prince Of All.
2nd
Greenham S (G3), 7f, Newbury, to Kingman, beating Master Carpenter, Astaire, Berkshire, Supplicant.
3rd
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1), 8f, Longchamp, by a head and a neck, to Charm Spirit, Toronado, beating Esoterique, Bawina, Sommerabend, Decathlete, Master Carpenter.

At 4

1st
Lockinge S (G1), 8f, Newbury, beating Toormore, Arod, Integral, Cable Bay, Here Comes When, Breton Rock, Aljamaaheer, Custom Cut, Hors de Combat, Cougar Mountain, Captain Cat, Top Notch Tonto, Master Carpenter, Moohaarib.

Video footage

2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Newmarket, 3 May 2014
Lockinge S (G1), 8f, Newbury, 16 May 2015
Doncaster S (LR), 6f, Doncaster, 26 October 2013
Night of Thunder

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