Ultimately, Vigors became an ace by shooting down six aircraft.
After the Battle of Britain, Vigors transferred to the Far East, where he flew an American Lend-Lease Brewster Buffalo.
Charlie Vigors says: "Demerger's Dutch Art filly is sharp and racy.
"Demerger is a straightforward mare from the good Juddmonte family of Auction House," Vigors adds.
In the Battle of Britain, Vigors and his Spitfires had somehow survived everything the Luftwaffe could throw at them and had knocked at least 12 Messerchmitts out of the sky.
It should have been the end, but somehow Vigors got out of his cockpit, deployed his parachute and, for a few brief seconds, swung happily above Penang Island thinking that he might still have a chance.
Vigors Bloodstock, said last night: "There are only two people I've met in my life who thought way ahead of their time, Tim and, latterly, John Magnier."
Vigors was born at Tullamaine Castle in County Tipperary, the stud then owned by his parents, but his early adult life was spent flying spitfires in the
The filly, a 30,000gns daughter of Distant Relative, was maintaining tradition both for a member of the Vigors family and for her dam, Son Et Lumiere, who had bred four previous winners.
"It will be all downhill from now on," smiled winning rider Ray Cochrane, and the filly's trainer Pip Payne cautioned Vigors on the dangers of thinking the whole thing is easy.
, who has just completed a two-year stint as assistant trainer to Sir Mark Prescott, has landed a similar role with legendary US trainer Wayne Lukas, writes Carl Evans.
ANOTHER embarrassing blunder by a Jockey Club official drew flak from punters and bookmakers alike at Beverley yesterday when stewards' secretary Nicky Vigors
mistakenly ruled that two horses withdrawn after a false start had been under starter's orders at the time.
FORMER racehorse and stud owner Terence Vigors
has died at the age of 79.