Winning Debut for Foal Gallery Star

Tara Madgwick - Friday August 14

There were some very happy owner breeders after the first race at Geelong on Friday which was won in style by promising Night of Thunder (IRE) filly Norbu.

Norbu wins on debut - image Reg Ryan/ Racing Photos

Well fancied to figure in the finish, the flashy chestnut Matt Cumani trained filly raced up on the pace and was strong to the line in taking out the 1150m maiden by a length.



d to race by her breeders, Norbu is the first winner for Miss Camalach, a winning half-sister by God’s Own to stakes-winner Astounded.

Her foal image was sent into the Breednet Foal Gallery in 2017 and as you can see she has always been an eye-catching filly!


Norbu was a gorgeous baby!

Norbu is the tenth Australian winner from the one and only crop of Southern Hemisphere bred foals by Darley shuttler Night of Thunder.

His stats from that one small crop are impressive – 53 named foals, 20 have raced and 10 have won headed by his three stakes-winners A Beautiful Night, River Night and Cherry Tortoni.

The Group I winning son of Dubawi has proven a runaway success in the Northern Hemisphere with his first crop there producing 12 stakes-winners to date and his fee in 2020 was set at 25,000 euros.

Across both hemispheres, Night of Thunder is running at 12.8% stakes-winners to runners stamping himself as a serious sire of the future, so if you are lucky enough to have one of his Australian offspring… well done!

Night of Thunder



Race Result - Bet365 Geelong Mdn Plate 1150m

Geelong Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:07.15
T: Matthew Cumani J: Fred W Kersley 57
3f Night Of Thunder (IRE) x Miss Camalach (AUS) (God's Own (AUS))
T: T & C McEvoy J: W Egan 57
3f Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Sell In May (NZ) (Starcraft (NZ))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 1 $70,000
V:Gold Front Thoroughbreds Gingin WA
B: Slade Bloodstock
T: P Stokes J: Jye McNeil 57
3f Showcasing (GB) x Tantrum (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Cos I'm The Boss
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Jamie Kah 57
3f Street Boss (USA) x Cos Snip (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
Six Bells
T: C W Little J: Jordan Childs 57
3f Brazen Beau (AUS) x Colerne (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $250,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Colin Little Racing Pty Ltd
T: G Eurell J: Damien Thornton 57
3f Ilovethiscity (AUS) x Taut (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
T: L & T Corstens J: Ethan Brown 57
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x La Passe (AUS) (Street Sense (USA))
I Am Chickasaw
T: Lloyd Kennewell J: J Bowditch 57
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Chickasaw (NZ) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Kennewell Racing / Group 1 Bloodstock
T: C W Little J: Zac Spain 57
3f Trust In A Gust (AUS) x Midnight Choir (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
The Sentinel
T: Ms R Mangan J: Ms R Mangan 57
3f Jungle Ruler (AUS) x Shelta (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
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