Dual Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow is to stand in Japan for Darley.
Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, the son of Helmet, was the only horse to win Meydan’s big race twice and was also a Group One winner at two, three, four and five.
Harry Sweeney, president of Darley Japan, said: “We are enormously excited for many reasons that Thunder Snow is coming to Japan. In Japan, entry into the Classics is largely based on racetrack earnings and Thunder Snow being a Group One winner on turf as a two-year-old will impress breeders.
“Furthermore, he was very consistent and won a Group One at two, three, four and five, another trait valued in Japan. And in the JRA, 50 per of races are actually on dirt so Thunder Snow’s prowess on that surface in addition to turf is another great advantage. He ticks many boxes indeed.”