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Night Raid
Sire Radium
Grandsire Bend Or
Dam Sentiment
Damsire Spearmint
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1918
Country Great Britain United Kingdom
Colour Bay
Breeder Major F.C. Stern
Owner (1) Archie Douglas-Pennant
(2) J. McGuigan
(3) Peter Keith
(4) A.P. Wade
(5) A.F. Roberts (at stud)
Trainer (1) Captain Tom Hogg
(2) J. McGuigan
(3) Peter Keith
(4) A.P. Wade
Record 35:2-0-1
Earnings unknown
Infobox last updated on: January 1, 2010.

Night Raid (foaled 1918 in England) is known primarily as a champion sire of Thoroughbred racehorses. He was by Radium and his dam Sentiment was by Spearmint.

Although well bred, Night Raid was only moderately successful on the racecourse, not winning any of his six starts in England, but he did finish third in a Nursery Selling Plate. In Australia he had twenty-nine starts for one win and a dead heat.[1]

Night Raid served one season at stud in Australia during 1923 and then resumed racing. He was retired to stud in New Zealand in 1924. His legacy as a sire is outstanding. Night Raid produced two great champion racehorses, namely Phar Lap and Nightmarch, victors in successive Group One, Melbourne Cup races in 1929 and 1930. Other winners included Pillow Fight, Aesulus, Blixten, Lady Graceful, Nightly (winner of seven Principal Races), Nightbeam, Peter Jackson and The Cardinal all of which were good horses in their own right.[1] In all Night Raid sired 13 stakeswinners that had 75 stakeswins.[2]


  1. ^ a b Pring, Peter; "Analysis of Champion Racehorses", The Thoroughbred Press, Sydney, 1977, ISBN 0-908133-00-6
  2. ^ ASB - Night Raid (GB) Retrieved on 2009-6-9

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