Thunder Snow (IRE)

  • Jockey
  • Trainer
    Saeed bin Suroor
  • Owner
  • Breeder
  • Sire
    Helmet (AUS)
  • Dam
    Eastern Joy (GB)

If not for the fact he's one of the most accomplished race horses in history, Thunder Snow (IRE) might have always been remembered for his bucking bronco act right out of the starting gate in the 2017 Kentucky Derby (G1). Fortunately, his misbehavior is just a small blemish on a stellar career as he was safely escorted off the track before the Derby field came around again and quickly turned his attention back to becoming a top Thoroughbred race horse. Today, Thunder Snow is among the early favorites for the Breeders’ Cup Classic as he attempts to better his third-place finish in the 2018 renewal. Now 5-years-old, the Godolphin homebred has captured Group 1 stakes in every season he’s raced and has won at the highest level on both dirt and turf, all while competing in races across the globe. Thunder Snow became the first horse to ever capture the rich Dubai World Cup twice – in 2018 and 2019 – which boosted him to third-place on the all-time leading money list with over $16.5 million in earnings to date. Away from the races since his victory in the World Cup March 30, Thunder Snow made his return in the United States, running a solid third in the Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont June 8. Trainer Saeed bin Suroor shipped Thunder Snow back to England after the Met Mile, and plans are to return to the states to contest the Whitney Handicap (G1) at Saratoga August 3. “Thunder Snow ran a huge race and I’m happy with him,” Suroor said following the Met Mile. “He was up against some of the best American milers and will improve off the race.”

Lifetime Stats

2019 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

June 08, 2019Runhappy Metropolitan H.BELMONT PARK13
March 30, 2019Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates AirlineMEYDAN RACECOURSE11
March 09, 2019Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored By Emirates AirlineMEYDAN RACECOURSE12
November 03, 2018Breeders' Cup ClassicCHURCHILL DOWNS13
September 29, 2018Jockey Club Gold Cup S.BELMONT PARK12
August 22, 2018Juddmonte International S.YORK18
March 31, 2018Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates AirlineMEYDAN RACECOURSE11
March 10, 2018Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored By Emirates AirlineMEYDAN RACECOURSE12
February 08, 2018Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 Sponsored By Gulf NewsMEYDAN RACECOURSE21
January 11, 2018Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 Presented By Longines Gents Master CollectionMEYDAN RACECOURSE22
October 21, 2017QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II S.ASCOT115
August 13, 2017Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le MaroisDEAUVILLE13
July 09, 2017Prix Jean PratCHANTILLY11
June 20, 2017St. James's Palace S.ASCOT13
May 27, 2017Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand GuineasCURRAGH12
May 06, 2017Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! BrandsCHURCHILL DOWNS120
March 25, 2017UAE Derby Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah GroupMEYDAN RACECOURSE21
February 11, 2017U.A.E. Two Thousand Guineas Sponsored By District One Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum CityMEYDAN RACECOURSE31
October 30, 2016Criterium InternationalSAINT CLOUD11
October 08, 2016Dubai Dewhurst S.NEWMARKET14
September 10, 2016At The Races Champagne S.DONCASTER22
July 26, 2016Qatar Vintage S.GOODWOOD22
June 14, 2016Coventry S.ASCOT26
May 31, 2016British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Maiden Stakes (Class 4) (Plus 10 Race) (Div I)LEICESTER 1

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