Sire: Fighting Sun

Dam: Bravoure

Colour: Brown

Gender: Colt

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Sep 20th, 2015

Country: Australia

Trainer's Name: Dean Krongold, VIC


B Hannon, J Donegan, Life's a Party Syndicate, B Cottingham, J Schroder, S Simpson, J Spiteri, K Stanway, T Towning, P Wainwright.

Horse Description:

Introducing Grand Syndicates’ strong new VOBIS colt, from the first crop of boom Victorian stallion FIGHTING SUN!

Undefeated as a 2yo, FIGHTING SUN is the exceptionally bred son of the outstanding but ill-fated stallion NORTHERN METEOR & G1 winner IRISH DARLING. On the racetrack, he burst onto the 2yo scene winning impressively at Rosehill on debut for Gai Waterhouse before demolishing his rivals in the Canonbury Stakes, a win which saw him installed red-hot favourite for the Golden Slipper. Unfortunately, that would be the last we would see of FIGHTING SUN on the racetrack, as an injury saw him retired before he could win his Slipper. Now at stud, his progeny have been incredibly popular throughout the 2017 sales season, selling up to $150,000 and seeing him being lauded as one of the most exciting first season sires in Australia!

Our colt is from an excellent international female family, being the 2nd foal from the winning mare Bravoure, a daughter of the 2003 World Champion Racehorse and Japanese shuttle stallion FALBRAV, now a proven broodmare sire, producing the Champion 3yo Japanese filly HARP STAR, a winner of the G1 Japanese 1000 Guineas. Bravoure is a half sister to the multiple stakes-winners EIGHT STREET and OTTIMO, while our colt’s second dam is a half sister to the outstanding Japanese mare MEISHO BELUGA,a dual G2 winner who was also G1-placed when 2nd to the champion SNOW FAIRY in the G1 Kyoto Queen Elizabeth Cup.

This colt is paid up for Victoria’s lucrative Super VOBIS bonus scheme which includes over $20 million dollars of extra Victorian prizemoney on offer exclusively to paid up Vic-bred horses. The opportunity is a must for Victorian bred & trained gallopers. As an example, just look at current Grand Syndicates runners, Khutulun, Gilchrist and Tykiato, who together have so far won over $85,000 between them in Super VOBIS bonus prizemoney!





Brown coltFoaled in 2015

SireNorthern MeteorEncosta de LagoFairy King
FIGHTING SUN (AUS) ExplosiveFappiano
2011Irish DarlingIvory's IrishBest Western
  Sandy DarlingGeiger Counter
DamFalbravFairy KingNorthern Dancer
BRAVOURE (AUS) Gift of the NightSlewpy
2005Figure of EightOctagonalZabeel
  PapagoSadler's Wells

FIGHTING SUN (AUS) (Bay 2011-Stud 2014). 2 wins at 2, A$143,750, ATC Canonbury S., L, Membership on Sale 2YO P. Out of SW Irish Darling (SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1). Grandson of a half-sister to the dam of SW Dragon Maiden (Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr.3). Same family as SW Battle Eve (BOP RC Japan-Bay of Plenty International Trophy, Gr.2), SW King Delamere, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

BRAVOURE, by Falbrav. Winner at 1700m in Aust. Half-sister to EIGHT STREET, OTTIMO, French Lion (dam of CADUCEUS). Dam of two named foals, neither raced.


2nd dam

FIGURE OF EIGHT, by Octagonal. Raced twice. Half-sister to MEISHO BELUGA. Dam of 8 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

EIGHT STREET (Street Cry). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 1900m, R588,685 in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Turffontein Victory Moon S., Gr.2, Clairwood Cup Trial, Gr.3, Turffontein Computaform Fact File H., 2d Borrowdale Castle Tankard, L, OK Grand Challenge, L, Vaal Uk Soccer 6 Progress P., 3d Borrowdale Republic Cup, L.

OTTIMO (Oratorio). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, R575,810, Scottsville Umkhomazi S., Gr.2, Fairview East Cape Guineas, L, Arlington All To Come P., Fairview Klawervlei Stud S., Kenilworth Join Us in the Style Lounge H., 2d Arlington Ibhayi S., L, Fairview Mile, Fairview Pinnacle S., November S.-twice, Racing. It's a Rush H., 3d Greyville Thukela H., L, Fairview 1400 H.

Jimmy Twists. Winner at 1000m in Aust.

French Lion. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

CADUCEUS (Lucky Unicorn). 2 wins at 2, ARC Champagne S., L, 3d WRC Gazley Cup.

Bravoure. Winner. See above.


3rd dam

Papago, by Sadler's Wells. Winner at 2, 2d Longchamp Prix des Reservoirs, Gr.3. Blood-sister to Anasazi (dam of KILO ALPHA, RUNAWAY), half-sister to HUMAM, TAMIM, Tammany, Mystery Dream (dam of IBIZA). Dam of 12 named foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

MEISHO BELUGA (French Deputy). 7 wins from 1200m to 2400m, 330,846,000¥, Kyoto Daishoten, Gr.2, Kyoto Nikkei Shinshun Hai, Gr.2, Koto S., Hakodate Kamomejima Tokubetsu, Niigata Yahiko Tokubetsu, 2d Kyoto Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup, Gr.1, Kyoto Kinen, Gr.2, 3d Hanshin Daishoten, Gr.2, Chukyo Aichi Hai, Gr.3, Hanshin Nishinomiya S., Tokyo Fuchu S., Hatsune S., Sapporo Okurayama Tokubetsu, 4th Niigata Kinen, Gr.3, Tokyo Sankei Sports Sho Flora S., L. Producer.

Meisho Evermore. 5 wins at 1700m, 1800m, 77,734,000¥, Hanshin Auckland Racing Club Trophy, 3d Kokura KBC Hai.

Paiute Princess. Raced twice. Dam of-

Prince of Johanne (Johannesburg). 9 wins from 7f to 10½f, £293,995, Haydock Tom Jones Live on 18th June H., Newmarket Cambridgeshire H., Royal Ascot Royal Hunt Cup, Sandown Coral Challenge S., Variety Club Diamond Anniversary H., Newbury Olympic Coach Builders S., 2d York Hambleton S., L-twice, Haydock Totetrifecta H., Redcar Zetland Gold Cup, Haydock Betdaq £50 Free Bet H., 3d York Hambleton S., L.


4th dam

PASSAMAQUODDY, by Drone. 7 wins, Keystone Mill Race H., L, Susan's Girl S., L, 2d Delaware Park Rosenna S., L, 3d Garden State Rancocas S., L. Sister to NAVAJO PRINCESS (dam of DANCING BRAVE, JOLYPHA), La Venta (dam of LA PASCUA), half-sister to SOLDIER BOY, Speed Broker, Darling Lady (dam of DARLING DAME), Al's Darlin (dam of GREEN DARLIN). Dam of 11 foals, all raced, 8 winners, inc:-

TAMIM (Topsider). 10 wins-4 at 2-to 1200m in GB and U.A.E, Doncaster S., L, Jebel Ali National Bank of Dubai S., Third National Bank of Dubai S., Al Nakhalee S., 3d Jebal Ali Sprint S., L.

HUMAM (Nijinsky). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, Royal Ascot Chesham S., L, Haydock Lancashire Life 2YO S., SAJC Bonnetts Saddlery P., 2d Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.3, SAJC Lady Daly Hotel P., 3d Newmarket Superlative S., L, King Charles II S., L. Sire.

Papago (Sadler's Wells). Winner. See above.

Tammany (Mr. Prospector). 3 wins-2 at 2, 2d Laurel Primer S., 3d Philadelphia Park Heritage S., L. Sire.

Mystery Dream. Winner at 6f in Ireland. Dam of-

IBIZA (Anees). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1900m in Venezuela, La Rinconada Clasico Fuerza Aerea Bolivariana, L, Clasico Eduardo Larrazabal Eduardo, L, 2d La Rinconada Copa Miss Marena, L, 3d La Rinconada Copa Rafael Rodriguez Navarro, L, Copa Starship Miss, L, Trofeo Homenaje a Herman Chiquitin Ettedgui, 4th La Rinconada Copa Alighieri, L, Clasico Prensa Hipica Nacional, L, Clasico General Joaquin Crespo, L.


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