It’s been a big week for Trade Fair.
A winning run started when Painted and Fourwhitesocks won at Narrogin last Thursday (January 26), continued when Wild Charger scored a brilliant first-up win at Ascot on Saturday and Fair Hunter made it four in four days when scoring at Pinjarra on Sunday.
Trade Fair now has the impressive strike rate of 88 individual winners at 59.9 per cent (compare this with other WA sires).
Painted, bred by G.R. and Mrs R. Giles, won the 1190m Boomerang Maiden. He had been placed to Ortessa at Ascot and Hot Tamale and Sweet Serenity at Belmont Park.
Painted is from Nebetiah, by Grand Lodge, and is a half-sister to the Group 1 Doomben Cup winner and sire Akhenaton. This is also the family of Paint, who won the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes and was top colt on the 1995-96 Australasian 2Y0 Classification.
Fourwhitesocks, bred by Oakland Park Stud, won the 1700m Dusty Desert Maiden.
He’s from Keshet, by Long Row, a sister to Getting There, winner of the Group 1 Doomben Hundred Thousand and Group 1 Railway Stakes.
Fourwhitesock’s half-brother, Keshaar, also won at Ascot on Saturday.
See following story on Wild Charger, who appears set to make a big name for himself.
Fair Hunter, bred by Mr B. Herrera, won the 1400m Clark Rubber Cool Pool Handicap. He’s from Orion Star, by Spinning World.
Fair Hunter’s grand-dam Pert Sallie, by Star Appeal, is a half-sister to Cheeky Trot (Group 2 Karrakatta Plate and the dam of Dancer’s Choice, Group 3 SA National Stakes, and, in turn, the dam of Naden, Listed VRC Creswick Stakes and Catango, Listed SAJC Wylie Handicap), Perky Beau (Listed WATC City Motors Stakes) and Sassie Lassie (the dam of Vagabond Boy, Listed WATC Anniversary Cup and third Group 1 WATC Derby).
The wins were over 1190m, 1700m, 1200m and 1400m.
That’s where we expect Trade Fair to make his mark in WA racing: The sire of consistent winners over a variety of distances.