New York Thunder shot out of the starting gate like a rocket, went right to the front and never looked back on his way to rolling to a seven-and-a-half length victory in the Listed Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday, 30 April.
The three-year-old colt by Nyquist made his first two starts at Gulfstream Park, breaking his maiden on the all-weather and winning an allowance/optional claiming race on the turf. New York Thunder returned to the all-weather for his Stakes debut and kept his perfect record intact when going gate-to-wire to post a seven-and-a-half length victory.
Bred in Kentucky by Gatewood Bell and Forgotten Land, New York Thunder is out of Start Over, an unraced daughter of Midshipman. Start Over is a half-sister to multiple Stakes-placed/G1-placed Degree of Risk (Cairo Prince), and hails from the family of multiple Graded Stakes and G1 winners Awesome Humor (G1 Spinaway), Emcee (G1 Forego) and Constitution (G1 Florida Derby).
The leading first-crop sire of 2020, Nyquist is #1 on the cumulative fourth-crop sires list by G1 horses (9), Graded Stakes horses (22) and Black Type horses (43). In addition to New York Thunder, Nyquist is also represented this year by two-time Stakes winner Johannes and Flying Connection, winner of the Listed Sunland Park Oaks.
Nyquist stands at Jonabell Farm for a fee of $55,000 in 2023.