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Fighting Sun X Tenko

Sire: Fighting Sun

Dam: Tenko

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Nov 10th, 2016

Country: Australia

Horse Description:

Ellerton Zahra Racing have found another lovely athlete by the promising young sire FIGHTING SUN.

FIGHTING SUN, like another top young stallion ZOUSTAR, is a son of the brilliant speedster NORTHERN METEOR that is making waves in the first-season sire ranks.

Unbeaten in two starts, FIGHTING SUN has stamped his progeny with his own quality and precocity, which has already produced the stakes winner CHESS STAR and the Group 3-placed Platinum Mam’selle among his five winners in his first crop to date with a few months of the season remaining.

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have a couple of two-year-olds by the stallion that have impressed them enough to chase more of the sire’s stock in the 2018 yearling sales season.

This filly has a combination of FIGHTING SUN’s speed and the staying strength of the SHINKO KING stock through her dam Tenko, a stakes-placed winner of three races between 850m and 2100m.

Tenko has produced three winners from as many to race in New Zealand while this filly is related to Group 1 Doomben 10,000 winner MUSIC MAGNATE as well as Group 2 Emancipation Stakes winner SWORN TO SECRECY and Group 2 AJC St Leger winner CHALEYER.

This filly is a November foal, which is why she was in a yearling sale so late in the season, but she has developed into a terrific-looking young horse that could show up early.

Purchased for $26,000 at Inglis Vobis Gold Sale - click


Pedigree

 

 BAY FILLY (AUS)

 

Foaled 10th November 2016

SireNorthern MeteorEncosta de LagoFairy King
FIGHTING SUN (AUS) ExplosiveFappiano
2011Irish DarlingIvory's IrishBest Western
  Sandy DarlingGeiger Counter
DamShinko KingFairy KingNorthern Dancer
TENKO (NZ) Rose of JerichoAlleged
2003HeartacheCasual LiesLear Fan
  ChaleyerCovetous

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, SW King Delamere, etc. Sire of SW Chess Star (MVRC Valley Pearl, L), SP Platinum Mam'selle and of Fighting Harada, Miss Scorcher, Naduri, Sunfighter and of the placegetters Darmasun, Fast Stepping, Fighting Faith, Kashiwa, Meteor Rising, Ordell, Samurai Queen, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.

 

1st dam

Tenko, by Shinko King. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 850m to 2100m, BOP RC Rhys Mischefsky-Bayleys H., 3d Otago RC Champagne S., L, ARC Newstalk ZB H. Half-sister to SWORN TO SECRECY, Bear Heart - Kick Serve (H.K.), One Nite Stand, Accidentallyinlove (dam of GUNS AT FIVE). This is her fourth live foal. Dam of three foals to race, all winners-

Hot Pants (f. by Keeper). Winner at 1400m, 2d Otago RC Wide Span Sheds H., 3d CJC New Zealand Bloodstock 2YO H.

Full of Luck (g. by Keeper). 3 wins at 1200m, 1500m in 2017-18 in Macau.

Dvina (f. by Smart Missile). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in 2017-18 in Aust.

 

2nd dam

HEARTACHE, by Casual Lies. Placed in NZ. Three-quarter-sister to MARROK, half-sister to Review (dam of APPEAL PROCESS). Dam of 10 named foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-

SWORN TO SECRECY (Keeper). 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$12,450, A$149,800, ATC Emancipation S., Gr.2, 2d Canberra Guineas, L, ATC Galaxy Dining Room H., Waikato RC Mark Walker Champion Trainer 2YO H., 3d ATC Phar Lap S., Gr.2, Matamata RC Bell & Graham Lawyers H. Producer.

One Nite Stand (Cullen). 7 wins to 1400m, NZ$92,448, Counties RC The Parish H., Rotorua RC Jesters at Koutu Corner H., 2d ARC NZ Bloodstock Insurance H., Maserati H., Waikato RC Crombie Lockwood H., 3d CJC Canterbury Breeders' S., L, Merino Outlet H., Hawkes Bay National Service Club H., Taumarunui RC Cosmopolitan Club & TAB H., Rotorua RC Hyundai H. Producer.

Bear Heart - Kick Serve (H.K.) (Bertolini). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1650m, HKJC Sauternes Cup, Lamma Island H., 2d HKJC Los Angeles H., 3d ARC Champagne S., L, CJC Welcome S., L, ARC NZ Bloodstock Carnival Sales Bonus 2YO H., HKJC Aberdeen H., Wong Nai Chung Gap H.

Tenko (Shinko King). 3 wins. See above.

Sworntoperfection. 4 wins at 1600m, 2100m, ARC Specsavers H., Waikato RC Ready to Run Sale H., 2d Waikato RC Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier H., WRC New World Thorndon H., 3d ARC Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier.

Heart of Darkness. 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, Waikato RC PGG Wrightson Grain H., Kalgoorlie H.

Accidentallyinlove. Raced once. Dam of-

GUNS AT FIVE (Duelled). 9 wins from 1600m to 2500m, NZ$231,890, A$15,820, Marton Cup, L, New Zealand St Leger, L, Rotorua Challenge P., L, ARC Nathans Memorial H., Wairoa Cup, WRC Virginia Turner Summer Cup, 2d Feilding Gold Cup, L, 3d Wellington Cup, Gr.2, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.3, CJC New Zealand Cup, Gr.3, MVRC Adapt Australia H.

Fantastic Honour (Any Suggestion). 2 wins at 2, NZ$215,025, Levin RC 104.2 More FM 2YO H., 2d ARC Eclipse S., Gr.3, Karaka Million, RL, Wanganui JC Fordell O'Leary S., L, 4th Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3.

 

3rd dam

CHALEYER, by Covetous. 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2800m, A$479,340, AJC St Leger, Gr.2, Adrian Knox S., Gr.3, George Bass H., Warwick Farm Autumn H., STC DEM H., 2d AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, STC Kingston Town S., Gr.2, AJC Chairman's H., Gr.3, STC Kingston Town S., Gr.3, NE Manion Cup, Gr.3, Frank Underwood Cup, L, Tooheys Hunter Old H., 3d VRC Oaks, Gr.1, STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1, Moonee Valley Cup, Gr.2, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, Apollo S., Gr.2, St Leger, Gr.2, Colin Stephen H., Gr.3, Campbelltown H., Olympic Video Gaming H., Sedgwick Abrahams H., 4th AJC Chipping Norton S., Gr.1. Dam of 14 foals, 13 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Waiknotme. 3 wins from 1150m to 2150m, CJC Halls Refrigerated Transport H., 2d Avondale JC Henderson RSA H., CJC Win a Ford Focus H., Yaldhurst Hotel H.

Mega Castle. 2 wins at 1600m, 1650m, HKJC Village H., Quicken Away H., 2d HKJC Wang Tak H., Warwick H.

Review. Unraced. Dam of-

MARROK (Casual Lies). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$83,825, A$5,000, Wellington Guineas, Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Sunline Boats H., Taranaki RC Budget Rental Cars H., WRC Daily Waste H., 2d ARC More FM H., Hawkes Bay Farmers Transport H., WRC Trust House H., 3d WRC Continental Car Services (Wgtn) Ltd H., 4th BTC Chairman's H., Gr.3.

APPEAL PROCESS (Volksraad). 7 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, R435,450, Turffontein Egoli Sprint H., Gr.3, Gosforth Park Craig Magua Memorial H., Turffontein Superior P., 2d Turffontein Merchants H., Gr.2, Lebelo H., L.

Concert Girl. Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of-

MUSIC MAGNATE (Written Tycoon). 9 wins to 1400m, A$1,166,625, to 2017-18, BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, ATC Expressway S., Gr.2, BRC Victory S., Gr.2, ATC Hall Mark S., Gr.3, Christmas Classic, L, Cellarbrations October H., TAB More Than Winning H., Hyland Race Colours H., Bloodstock.com.au P., 2d ATC Darby Munro S., L, Scone RC Luskin Star S., L, ATC TAB Rewards H., 3d ATC Mack Trucks H.