Irish Fighter

Irish Fighter

Sire: Fighting Sun

Dam: Demandehere

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Oct 27th, 2016

Country: Australia


Mrs C A Carey, E R Gough, P R Gough, T A Gough, Mrs J Gough, Ms S L Gough, Mrs J Gough, P J Carey, D W Drew, Notre Dame Synd (Mgr: M Oconnor), Mrs J Lyle & J Lyle, M Flanders, G Wallace & Mrs E Wallace

Horse Description:

Striking gelding by Fighting Sun, winner of his only 2 starts as a 2 year old, and son of pre-eminent sire Northern Meteor.

He has matured into a strong and muscular bloke, and he showed that he is starting to put it all together in his jumpout at Pakenham on 24th July.

Heat 12





Foaled 27th October 2016

SireNorthern MeteorEncosta de LagoFairy King
FIGHTING SUN (AUS) ExplosiveFappiano
2011Irish DarlingIvory's IrishBest Western
  Sandy DarlingGeiger Counter
DamDehereDeputy MinisterVice Regent
DEMANDEHERE (AUS) Sister DotSecretariat
2003Raise a RansomRaise a CupRaise a Native
  Slippers NeatSovereign Slipper

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 Naduri, Sunfighter and of the placegetters Darmasun, Fighting Harada, Samurai Queen, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

DEMANDEHERE, by Dehere. 4 wins from 1100m to 2000m, A$110,262, VRC Jezabeel H., 2d MRC Orient H., MVRC Legends After the Last H., 3d MRC Betfair H., Nizam's Ring H. Half-sister to THEATRE. This is her fifth foal. Her fourth foal is a 2YO. Dam of two foals to race-

Duan Zhixing - Sun Princeps (Sing.) (g. by Reward for Effort). Placed at 3 in 2017-18 in Aust.

Mash 'n' Veg (g. by Snitzel). Placed in 2017-18 in Aust.


2nd dam

RAISE A RANSOM, by Raise a Cup. Unplaced. Half-sister to BELLA SERATA, Marneat (dam of MARSTIC). Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, all winners, inc:-

THEATRE (Roi Danzig). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$570,250, VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr.2, MVRC Ian McEwen Trophy, L, VATC HDF McNeil S., L, Vice-Chancellor's P., 2d MVRC Australia S., Gr.1, VATC Vic Health Cup, Gr.1, Chirnside S., Gr.2, Rubiton S., Gr.3, Mornington RC Classic H., VATC Le Pine Funeral H., IGA Tablerite H., 3d MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, 4th VRC Salinger S., Gr.1. Sire.

Don't Pay - Tyson (Mac.). 21 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m in Aust. and Macau, Macau Calgary H., VATC Nestle Dairy 2YO H., Macau STDM Cup, 2d Macau Belo Horizonte H., 3d Macau Hillston H., Bianca Nera H., Rodrigo Rodrigues H.

Tolo. 6 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$137,230, STC Sydney Roosters H., 2d AJC Theo Green H., Taras Bulba H., Blue Plume H., STC BD H., 3d AJC Olivier Group H., Randwick Betting Auditorium H.

Demandehere. 4 wins. See above.

Great Star. 2 wins at 1400m, HKJC Smashing Pumpkin H.-twice, 2d HKJC Tung Wah Directors P., To Kwa Wan P., Johnston H., Zhuhai H., 3d HKJC Wood P., Norfolk H., Sinolink Property Management H.

Rescato. 3 wins at 1400m, 1500m, 2d MRC Sky Channel H.

Raise Cash. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in Aust.


3rd dam

SLIPPERS NEAT, by Sovereign Slipper. 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, MVRC James Stephens H., Claridge Mild H., 2d VATC Glen Eira H. Dam of 11 foals, 9 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

BELLA SERATA (Star Watch). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$127,900, SAJC Eagle Bitter SA S., Gr.3, Walter Brown S.H., L, VRC Hilton on the Park Sprint H., L, 2d VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr.2, 3d SAJC Cinderella S., L, VATC GT Donoghue H., Quezette Quality S. Dam of-

Hargitay. 9 wins from 1200m to 2050m, A$125,265, MRC Stargazer H., 3d VRC Brave Chief H.

King's Dream. 2 wins at 1900m, 2050m, SAJC Reliance Athol Park H.

Wilkinson. 9 wins to 1300m, A$90,597, VATC St Sidwells H., VRC Trackside Enclosure Sprint, 2d VRC Scobie Breasley Medal H.

Economic. 10 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m in Aust.

Silver Seraph. 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m in Aust. Dam of-

She's Over. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, TTC Incitec Pivot H.

Fayeda. Placed at 2 in Aust. Dam of-

Summer Daze. 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1250m, STC Tooheys New H., Cedars Tavern H., 3d MVRC Brown & Co H., STC Eastwood Superfresh H. Producer.

Marneat. Unplaced. Dam of-

MARSTIC (Rustic Amber). 11 wins to 1200m, A$809,130, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, Qld Tatt's RC Mercedes-Benz S., Gr.3, MRC City Chrysler Jeep H., MVRC Crown Trophy, Homes I H., Arnott's Shapes H., Emirates WSRC H., VATC Scobie Breasley H., Swinburne at Lilydale H., MVRC Thomaiy H., 2d MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, SAJC Angas Brut S., Gr.2, DC McKay S., Gr.3, Ipswich TC Eye Liner S., L, SAJC KPMG S., L, VRC Debonair S., L, MVRC Membership Flying Welter H., VATC Evan Evans Flags Welter H., Baryshnikov H., MVRC Qantas Club H., Thoroughbred Catering H., City Ford H., Crown Challenge H., 3d MVRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3, VATC Zeditave S., L, MRC Back to Caulfied Raceday Welter H., MVRC Crown Trophy H., Swifts Signs Flying H., VATC Kevin Heffernan P., VRC Pivot Welter H., 4th MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, VATC Memsie S., Gr.2, VRC Emirates Classic S., Gr.2, MVRC Ian McEwen Trophy, L.

Lady Marple. Winner at 2, VATC Harrie Smith 2YO H., 2d MVRC Oceana H., 3d VATC Hydrogen H., VRC Elms Marquee H., Super VOBIS Nursery H. Producer.


4th dam

ISTAROMA, by Istanbul. Placed in Aust. Half-sister to PROUD TOFF, AVENTYL. Dam of 3 foals, all winners, inc:-

Slippers Neat. 3 wins. See above.