Daily News Archive

Search nearly 75,000 unique Daily News articles.

Daily News Subscription

UK Winner For Helmet

Wednesday, 1st June 2016

Darley's three-time Gr1-winning shuttler Helmet (Exceed and Excel-Accessories, by Singspiel) sired his fifth northern hemisphere-bred winner when 2YO colt Thunder Snow won at Leicester in the UK overnight. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, Thunder Snow was held up towards the rear of the field before unleashing a smart turn of foot to score a stylish 1.25 length win in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes over six furlongs. As reported by Racing Post: "Held up, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, soon clear, readily." Thunder Snow is the fourth foal to race from the Dubai Destination mare Eastern Joy who has also produced Gr2 winner Ihtimal, Gr3 winner First Victory, and stakes winner Always Smile. This is also the family of Gr1 Prix de Diane winner West Wind and English Oaks & Irish Derby winner Balanchine.

« Previous
Return to
1st June 2016 News
Next »