Stallion Watch

Double for Night Of Thunder

New stakes winners

Alamosa  – Alamosa (O’Reilly) sired his 17th stakes winner when Windsor (5 g ex Shanro by Lonhro) took out the Timaru Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Riccarton on Saturday. Alamosa stood for a fee of NZ$5,000 (plus GST) in 2019. 


Double for Night Of Thunder – Former Darley shuttler Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) sired his eighth individual stakes winner when Dubai Love (3 f ex Devotion by Dylan Thomas) ran out an impressive winner of the UAE 1000 Guineas (Listed, 1600m) at Meydan on Thursday. Dubai Love was having her first start in stakes company and posted a second win in four career runs, having won a Nottingham maiden on her debut in October. Meanwhile, A Beautiful Night (2 f ex Lindyhop by Gonski) secured the Blue Diamond Preview (F) (Gr 3, 1000m) at Caulfield on Saturday, bringing up Night Of Thunder’s ninth individual stakes win. Night Of Thunder shuttled to Australia for one season, covering 96 mares in 2016, and he made an explosive impact with his first crop of European juveniles in 2019, including Italian Group 2 winner Night Colours. 


Savabeel – Perennial champion sire Savabeel (Zabeel) was handed another boost to his already lofty reputation when Cool Aza Beel (2 c ex Cool ‘N’ Sassy by Testa Rossa) landed the Karaka Million 2YO (RL, 1200m) at Ellerslie on Saturday, becoming his 97th stakes winner.


Scat Daddy – The late Ashford Stud-based sire Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) landed his 127th individual stakes winner on Saturday when Mean Mary (4 m ex Karlovy Vary by Dynaformer) ran out a five-length winner of the La Prevoyante Stakes (Gr 3, 12f) at Gulfstream Park. 


Snitzel  – Arrowfield Stud resident Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) sired his 96th stakes winner on Saturday when Scallopini (5 g ex Rose Of Mulan by More Than Ready) got up by a neck to land the Sunshine Coast Cup (Listed, 1400m). Snitzel stood for a fee of $220,000 (inc GST) in 2019. 


Uncle Mo – Carressa (4 f ex Iplaytricks by Desert Gold) made it three wins in six starts when a successful turf debut in the Megahertz Stakes (Gr 3, 8f) at Santa Anita on Monday provided Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) with a 53rd individual stakes winner. Carressa is the first foal out of Iplaytricks (Desert Gold), who also has a three-year-old American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) filly and a two-year-old California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) colt. She was purchased by West Point Thoroughbreds and Vosburgh for US$125,000 from Taylor Made Sales Agency at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.


West Quest  – Cradle Mountain (6 g ex From Japan by Jungle Pocket) landed Saturday’s Carrington Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Randwick to provide West Quest (Gone West) with his 12th stakes winner. 

Wordsmith – Tasmanianbased stallion Wordsmith (Testa Rossa) sired his fifth individual stakes winner on Wednesday as Gee Gee Josie (2 f ex Josies Double by West Quest) took out the Elwick Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Launceston. Gee Gee Josie was bred by Paul and Elizabeth Gerard, who also stand Wordsmith at Gee Gee Stud, and she is a sister to 2016 Elwick Stakes winner Gee Gee Double Dee and the stakes-placed Geegees Doublejay. Group 3 winner Wordsmith stood for a fee of $5,500 (inc GST) in 2019.

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