Foal diary

King of Unicorns

Bay colt by Night Of Thunder out of Aviacion



Hey! Since I was born at Hadrian Stud on 26 April 2017 (which is right next door to Dalham Hall Stud), I’ve been spending my time hanging out with mum and some new friends. My mum’s name is Aviacion, which means ‘air force’. She was born in Brazil and won a Group One race while she was there – this is the highest class of race you can win so she was very good! My dad is Darley stallion Night Of Thunder, who was also pretty good! He won the 2,000 Guineas just down the road at Newmarket racecourse and then the Group One Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. I’m one of his very first foals so everyone is hoping I can follow in his footsteps.



On 1 January 2018, I officially turned one and am now classed as a yearling. I have moved to White Lodge Stud where I will spend the year with all of the other yearlings and spend lots of time running around in the paddock.


Here you can see I am really enjoying being with my friends at White Lodge Stud (I am the one on the left). We will stay here for the rest of the summer before plans are made for where we will go to start to learn to become racehorses.



It’s been a while since we last spoke, but I am now officially a racehorse. I have been named King Of Unicorns, which is a great name! Last spring, I left White Lodge Stud to start my education at a pre-training yard near Newmarket. Here I learnt how to carry a saddle with a rider on and put my practice playing in the fields to use getting my first spin on the gallops.

In August, I arrived at my new home at Clarehaven Stables with the famous trainer John Gosden. He’s trained lots of very good racehorses including my dad’s stud mates Golden Horn and Too Darn Hot. Mr Gosden thinks I’ve got potential, hopefully I will get to show everyone how fast I am on a racecourse soon.