NIGHT Of Thunder has made a tremendous impact at stud. His first European crop of three-year-olds numbers no less than 13 group or listed winners among them, while his first Australian crop includes a pair of stakes winners, bringing to 15 his total number of stakes winners to date.

Bred by Frank Dunne and sold as a yearling for only 32,000gns, Night Of Thunder was a listed winner in two late season starts as a juvenile, the last year in which Richard Hannon senior held a licence. What a start to training on his own name Night Of Thunder gave Richard Hannon junior when he won a vintage 2000 Guineas, beating the likes of Kingman, Australia, Charm Spirit, Toormore, Kingston Hill, War Command and The Grey Gatsby. At four he added the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes to his record.