Sire: Fighting Sun

Colour: Brown

Dam: Raks McLaren

Sex: Gelding

Age: 6

Foaled: Oct 12, 2017

Country: Australia

Trainer: Ryan Balfour

Owners: Racing Club No 3 Ltd (Mgr: Mrs C Walsh)




Foaled 12th October 2017

SireNorthern MeteorEncosta de LagoFairy King
FIGHTING SUN (AUS) ExplosiveFappiano
2011Irish DarlingIvory's IrishBest Western
  Sandy DarlingGeiger Counter
DamSecret SavingsSeeking the GoldMr. Prospector
RAKS MCLAREN (AUS) JurisdictionalDamascus
2008Raks BelaadiTraditionallyMr. Prospector
  Fonda DancingSuave Dancer

FIGHTING SUN (AUS) (Bay 2011-Stud 2014). 2 wins at 2, ATC Canonbury S., L. Out of SW Irish Darling. Sire of SW Chess Star (MVRC Valley Pearl, L), SP Platinum Mam'selle and of Roccabascerana, Fighting Harada, Fighting Dragon, Kashiwa, Miocic, Darmasun, Green Ivy, Magic Sunset, Miss Scorcher, Fast Stepping, Fighting Phoenix, Kung Fu Fighter, Luen on Fortune, Newhart, Aurora Sunset, Ausfighter, Empire Legend, Me Cabo, Meteor Rising, Naduri, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.


1st dam

RAKS MCLAREN, by Secret Savings. 4 wins to 1100m, SAJC Darley H., Adelaide Galvanising H., 2d SAJC Pura Milk H., Tattsbet H., Sportingbet H., Dominant H. This is her second foal. Her first foal is a 2YO.


2nd dam

RAKS BELAADI, by Traditionally. Placed at 2, 3d STC 87 Days 'til Gold Slipper 2YO P. Dam of 3 foals, all winners-

Raks McLaren. 4 wins. See above.

Tom Raks. 3 wins to 1200m in Aust.

Jet Set. 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m, Singapore TC Class 5 H.-twice, 2d Singapore TC Class 5 H.-twice, 3d Singapore TC Big Maverick S., Class 5 H.


3rd dam

FONDA DANCING, by Suave Dancer. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Half-sister to Tarot Star - Best Dynasty (Mac.). Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

Fonda de Lucre. 5 wins at 900m, 1000m in Aust.

Washed. 5 wins at 1200m in Aust.

Siena Eagle. Winner at 1000m in Macau.


4th dam

LA FONDA, by Thatching. Raced twice. Half-sister to SAYF EL ARAB, MONDE BLEU, BESTPLAN, Movita (dam of SLY SILK), Mer du Sud (dam of THE DUKE), Beelzebabe (dam of CHANGE A BABE), Montanoso Mama (dam of FAST TIMING), Rapidona (dam of REACIA). Dam of 7 named foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-

Tarot Star - Best Dynasty (Mac.) (Final Card). 9 wins-3 at 2-from 1000m to 1800m, A$128,420, M$2,384,250 in Aust. and Macau, Macau Bombay H., Kempton H., MVRC Crown Challenge H., Paulene Maree Clothes Wear H., Macau Bundarra H., 2d MVRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3, Mitchell McKenzie S., L, Macau Ahmadabad H., 3d VATC Selangor TC Welter H., Macau Bao Tou H., Broken Hill H., 4th MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, VRC Debonair S., L.

Chim-Chimeny. 5 wins from 1400m to 2400m, A$82,840, WATC Apprentices' Cup, Wynns Coonawarra EH H., Gay Treat H., Gary Carvolth H., 2d WATC Waylen Welter H., Harwood H., Asteroid H., Waratah H., MVRC Westbreen H., 3d WATC Winter Stayers Championship Final H.-twice.


5th dam

MAKE PLANS, by Go Marching. Unplaced. Half-sister to Bless Us (dam of ALWAYS BEST), Compassionately (dam of HAIL HILARIOUS, COUNTESS FAGER, SHADES OF PEACE). Dam of 18 foals, 15 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

SAYF EL ARAB (Drone). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 5f, 6f, Royal Ascot King's Stand S., Gr.1, 2d Phoenix Sprint S., Gr.3, Sandown National S., L, Lingfield Leisure S., L, Ripon Champion 2YO Trophy, L, 3d Royal Ascot King's Stand S., Gr.1, 4th Doncaster Flying Childers S., Gr.2, York Gimcrack S., Gr.2. Sire.

MONDE BLEU (Last Tycoon). 5 wins to 1300m in GB, France and U.S.A, Chantilly Prix du Gros-Chene, Gr.2, Deauville Prix de Meautry, Gr.3, Newmarket Palace House S., Gr.3, 2d Chantilly Prix du Gros-Chene, Gr.2, Longchamp Prix de Saint-Georges, Gr.3, Hoppegarten Grosser Preis von Berlin, Gr.3, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Seine-et-Oise, Gr.3, Longchamp Prix du Pin, L, Evry Prix Servanne, L, 3d Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, Gr.1. Sire.

BESTPLAN (Try My Best). 11 wins-4 at 2-to 1400m in GB and Malaysia, Haydock Field Marshal S., L, Perak TC Sultan's Gold Vase, L, Selangor TC Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Gold Cup, L-twice, 3d Perak TC Sultan's Gold Vase, L.

Mysterious Plans. Winner at 2100m in France. Dam of-

Divine Secret. Unraced. Dam of-

AOIFE ALAINN (Dr Fong). Champion 3YO in Italy in 2010 (1900m-2200m). 5 wins from 1500m to 2000m, €259,806, Rome Premio Lydia Tesio, Gr.1, Milan Premio Alberto Zanoletti di Rozzano, L, Premio Barbariga, Premio Alberto Chantre, 3d Milan Premio Pietro Bessero, L, 4th Curragh Royal Whip S., Gr.2, Milan Premio Mario Incisa, Gr.3. Producer.

ADORABILE FONG (Dr Fong). 18 wins-4 at 2-from 1200m to 1750m, €328,059, Milan Premio Gardone, L, 3d Rome Premio Parioli, Gr.2.

Movita. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-

SLY SILK (On the Sly). 7 wins-5 at 2, Thistledown Juvenile S., L, Darby Downs Sweet Audrey S., L.

Fleur S. Unplaced. Dam of-

Head East (Gone West). 6 wins, 3d Belmont Ruffian H., Gr.1. Dam of-

WILD SHOUT (Rahy). 7 wins-1 at 2-at 1150m, 1200m, 177,348,000¥, Chukyo TV Aichi Open, L, 2d Chukyo TV Aichi Open, L.

MERCHANT MARINE (Tiznow). 5 wins from 7f to 8½f, US$305,750, Belmont Devil Diver S., L, 3d Belmont Jockey Club Gold Cup, Gr.1.

Angel Lips. 8 wins from 6f to 8½f in U.S.A. Dam of-

SPANISH MARKET (Marquetry). 10 wins-4 at 2-from 5f to 8½f in Puerto Rico, Camarero Clasico Agustin Mercado Reveron, L, 2d Camarero Clasico Fantico Hipico, L.

Stella's Flower. 4 wins from 6½f to 8½f in U.S.A. Dam of-

BROWN BOY (Deep Gold). Winner at 2, Albuquerque George Maloof Futurity, L.

Mer du Sud. Placed at 2, 2d Evry Prix Punta Gorda. Dam of-

THE DUKE (Danehill). 10 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1650m, HK$28,891,500, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile, Gr.1, HKJC Cathay Pacific International Mile Trial, L, HKSAR Chief Executive's Cup H., Agate H., 2d Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile, Gr.1, HKJC Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, L, Cathay Pacific International Mile Trial, L, Sha Tin Trophy, L, 3d HKJC Champions Mile, Gr.1, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile, Gr.1, Stewards' Cup, L, National Day Cup, L.

Miss Montjeu. Winner at 1150m, 3d WRC Sesqui 3YO H., BOP RC Gartshore Construction 3YO H. Dam of-

CHAMBORD (Zabeel). 4 wins at 1200m, NZ$231,935, to 2017-18, Levin S., L, 2d New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1.

Moorea. Winner at 1450m in Aust. Dam of-

KEEN ARRAY (Bel Esprit). 7 wins at 1000m, 1200m, A$937,450, to 2017-18, VRC Gilgai S., Gr.2, MRC Blue Sapphire S., L, Testa Rossa S., L, Italktravel S., L, MVRC William Hill P., 2d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, MVRC Chandler Macleod S., L, MRC Italktravel S., L.

Beelzebabe. Unplaced. Dam of-

CHANGE A BABE (Time for a Change). 19 wins to 7f, US$268,080, Gulfstream Park Heather H., L, 2d Monmouth Nauvoo S., L. Producer.

Please Remember. Placed at 2 in Aust. Dam of-

Amnesia (Desert Sun). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1500m, NZ$115,375, A$20,250, Marton JC Southern Rangitikei Veterinary Services H., 2d Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2. Dam of-

Prompt. Unplaced. Dam of-

PROMPT RESPONSE (Beneteau). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1500m, A$1,598,250, to 2017-18, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersalls Tiara, Gr.1, ATC Emancipation S., Gr.2, Breeders Classic, Gr.2, BRC Dane Ripper S., Gr.2, 2d ATC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Tiara, Gr.1, BRC Dane Ripper S., Gr.2, ATC Percy Sykes S., Gr.3, PJ Bell S., Gr.3, VRC Ottawa S., Gr.3, Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic, Gr.3, 3d ATC Canterbury S., Gr.1.

PROMPT RETURN (Beneteau). 7 wins-2 at 2-to 1100m, A$386,815, VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3, BRC DPMA H., 3d BRC Lightning H., L, Falvelon H., L.

Rapidona. Unraced. Dam of-

REACIA (Pepenador). 4 wins in Argentina, San Isidro Handicap Espirita, L, 3d Palermo G.P. Criadores, Gr.1. Dam of-

Run Rund. Raced twice. Dam of-

BRANDYRUN (Incurable Optimist). 6 wins from 1400m to 2000m to 2018-19 in Argentina and Saudi Arabia, San Isidro Clasico Enrique Acebal, Gr.1, Al-Janadriah Japan's Cup, 2d Al-Janadriah Prince Sultan Ben A/Aziz Cup.

Montanoso Mama. Unraced. Dam of-

FAST TIMING (Just the Time). 7 wins-1 at 2, Yakima Sophomore S., L.

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