Sire: Night Of Thunder
Foaled: Sep 18, 2017
Trainer: Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
Owners: K King, S A Joyce, Mrs S E Joyce, L Dawson, Dr J G Rosenthal, L J Mugavin, J M Rosenthal, G R Manoel, S K McNamara, D Murkies, T Nepean, P M Meehan, D Murphy, Ms B Nepean, Mrs A P King, Ken King Thoroughbreds (Mgr: Mrs A P King), Red Jacket Racing (Mgr: A Barnett) & I Am Groot (Mgr: A L Mannix)
MELBA STORM (AUS)
|Bay Filly||Foaled in 2017|
NIGHT OF THUNDER (IRE) (Chestnut 2011-Stud Ire. 2016, Aust. 2016). 4 wins–2 at 2–at 6f, 1m, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Leading First Season Sire in Europe in 2019. Sire of 120 rnrs, 71 wnrs, 17 SW, inc. Auyantepui (Milan Oaks d'Italia, Gr.2), Thunderous, Night Colours, Molatham, Under the Stars, No Limit Credit, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 3YOs and inc SW A Beautiful Night (MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), Gr.3), Cherry Tortoni, River Night and of Winning Weather, etc.
MINK, by Redoute's Choice. Unraced. Sister to Coats Choice, three-quarter-sister to VERY TEMPTING, half-sister to PILLAR OF HERCULES. Dam of seven named foals, four to race, all winners, inc:-
Miniver (f. by Bernardini). 4 wins to 1400m, A$79,810, MRC Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa H., MVRC McMahon's Dairy P.
Otter (f. by Street Cry). 2 wins at 1150m, 1200m in Aust.
Melba Storm (f. by Night of Thunder). Winner. See below.
Lutreola (g. by Street Cry). Winner at 1850m in Aust.
COAT, by Brocco. Unraced. Half-sister to CATBIRD, DANBIRD,
PILLAR OF HERCULES (Rock of Gibraltar). 2 wins at 1500m, 2000m, A$251,775, MRC Norman Robinson S., Gr.3, MVRC Eeolia Environmental H., 2d MRC Wellington Racing Club S., L, Seymour Cup, L, 3d MRC Toorak H., Gr.1, WATC RJ Peters S., Gr.3, 4th MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S., Gr.1, MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2. Sire.
Coats Choice (Redoute's Choice). Placed at 2, 2d MRC Debutant S., L. Sire.
Four Excel. 9 wins to 1200m, A$140,375, 2d SCTC Hahn Super Dry 3.5 H.
Princess Carnegie. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Dam of-
King's Pact (Lucky Owners). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1600m, A$67,950, HK$2,257,750, ATC Zetland 2YO H., HKJC Link H., Lusitano Challenge Cup, 2d HKJC Garden Road H., Tokyo H., Great Profits H., 3d ATC Gloaming S., Gr.3, Ingham Love 'em 2YO H., Club Liverpool H., HKJC Tai Mo Shan H., Pak Tam Chung H., HKU Alumni Association Centenary Challenge Cup.
FITTING, by Marscay. 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$264,118, AJC Gimcrack S., L, STC Truscott's Toyota Welter H., General Electric 2YO H., 3d AJC Flight S., Gr.1, STC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2, ACT RC Black Opal S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Furious S., L, AJC Sledmere H., 4th STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Tea Rose S., Gr.2, Magic Night S., Gr.2. Sister to MAIZCAY, MZILIKAZI, three-quarter-sister to DONNA DIOR, half-sister to DONNA CARA (dam of YESTERDAY). Dam of 14 foals, 11 to race, 9 winners, inc:-
CATBIRD (Danehill). Champion 2YO in Australia in 1998-99. 5 wins at 2, A$1,755,670, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, ACT RC Black Opal S., Gr.3, AJC Korean Tourism 2YO H., Courtyard Hotels & Resort 2YO H., ACT RC Black Opal Preview. Sire.
DANBIRD (Danehill). 6 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$90,095, A$287,050, STC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, ARC Newmarket H., L, Counties Bowl Classic, L, ARC The Mad Butcher H., STC South Sydney Supporters 2YO H., Hawkes Bay New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance H., 2d AJC Up & Coming S., Gr.2, Rotorua RC Lion Red P., Gr.3, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic S., RL, ARC Cambridge Stud 3YO H., 3d Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, ARC Newmarket H., L, 4th Levin RC Bayer Classic, Gr.1, BTC Tommy Smith Slipper S., L. Sire.
Fit and Ready. Winner at 1100m, ATC Rosehill Gardens Event Centre H. Dam of-
VERY TEMPTING (Redoute's Choice). 3 wins at 1400m, 2400m, A$283,350, Western Australian Oaks, Gr.3, 2d Western Australian Derby, Gr.2, WATC Young Membership P., 3d WATC Natasha S., L, Marina East Apartment H., 4th WATC Challenge S., L.
Outrageous (All Too Hard). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1400m, A$400,730, to 2019-20, VRC Autumn Trophy H., ATC Wisdom Homes H., 3d ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, 4th MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3.
Sprinkler. Winner at 2, STC Saratoga 2YO H. Dam of-
Poetic Genius (Fusaichi Pegasus). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1550m, A$136,580, STC Nepean Engineering H., Grand Pavilion H., 2d STC Grand Pavilion H., Suncorp Commercial Intermediaries H., 3d STC Reisling Slipper Trial S., Gr.2. Producer.
Waterwise. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, AJC Savannah Success H., STC Bill Murphy Bookmaker H., 2d AJC Sydney City Lexus P.H. Dam of-
CENTRE PIVOT (More Than Ready). 8 wins from 1400m to 2000m, A$721,033, BRC Bernborough H., L, ATC Canterbury Hurlstone RSL H., Hyland Race Colours H., 3d ATC Premier's Cup, L, Canberra Cup, L.
Race Record: 3 Starts 1-1-0 A$26,989.
Winner at 1200m in 2020-21 in Aust.