Thunderous Injured, Out For The Year


Thunderous | Dan Abraham

Last month's G2 Dante S. winner Thunderous (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) will sit out the rest of his 3-year-old campaign after picking up an injury while training. Trained by Mark Johnston for Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, Thunderous has won four of his five starts and bettered the highly regarded Highest Ground (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) by a neck in the Dante. Thunderous was preparing for a run in the Sept. 13 G1 Grand Prix de Paris.

“Sadly Thunderous has met with an injury in training and it is something we are going to run out of time for getting him back this year,” said Highclere's Harry Herbert. “It is really disappointing as the horse has just improved hand over fist this season. Winning the Dante was fantastic, but at the same time you want to be competing in these Group 1 races, which he was about to do.

“Horses like this are hard to get, but we will have an exciting performer on our hands next season–just sadly it wasn't to be for the rest of this year. We are now looking forward to him competing in all of the top mile-and-a-quarter and mile-and-a-half races next year.”

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