Nightstorm, whose millionaire son Nobiz Like Shobiz ranks as one of the top runners from the 2004 crop, was euthanized Nov. 20 at age 13 after fracturing a leg in a paddock accident. Owner Elizabeth Valando boarded the homebred mare by Storm Catat Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Nightstorm was carrying a Bernardini colt.
Nobiz Like Shobiz, a homebred for Valando, scored his big win in the 2007 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) at Aqueduct. He has won seven of 13 races and earned $1,544,730. His five other added-money scores include a triumph in the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct at 2. He remains in training.
As a racemare, Nightstorm showed promise by winning at Gulfstream Park in her first start. She raced five more times and placed in four of those races before becoming a broodmare in 1998.
Nightstorm's first three foals were by Fly So Free, who was 1990 champion 2-year-old male for Valando's husband, Tommy Valando. Only one of those foals was a winner. Nightstorm produced three foals after Nobiz Like Shobiz. All three are unnamed. Her last foal is a Eurosilver yearling filly.
Nightstorm , who was produced from the Halo mare Halo's Daughter, was buried at Three Chimneys, which is where Fly So Free stood prior to his death in 2003. He also is buried at the farm.