Trade Fair passed the impressive 100 individual winners barrier on Thursday (August 9) – but about 14,500km apart.
Firstly, Bopping Blonde won on debut at Pinjarra, WA. Then Must Be Me was successful at Chepstow, England.
So Trade Fair’s tally now stands at an impressive 101 individual winners.
Bopping Blonde, trained by Trevor Andrews and ridden by Clint Harvey, won the Mandurah Cup 6 January 3Y0 Maiden (1200m) on debut.
She was bought by John Chalmers Bloodstock for $55,000 at the Magic Millions Perth Yearling sale from Toreby Park on behalf of Rita Smith.
Bopping Blonde is to spell and then be prepared for the summer/autumn Stakes race for fillies.
She’s from Agra, by Keltrice, a half-sister to Time Matters, who won nine races, headed by the Group 3 Carlyon Cup and Listed John Dillon Stakes and SA Classic Mile. Time Matters was also placed eight times at Group/Listed level.
Agra’s dam, Maat, by Sarab, is a half-sister to the brilliant Rogan Josh.
Rogan Josh’s 13 wins for $2,680,354 were headed by the Group 1 Melbourne Cup and also included the Group 1 LKS Mackinnon Stakes, Group 2 Herbert Power Handicap, Group 3 Bunbury Cup and Listed Pinjarra Cup.
Must Be Me won the Freebets.co.uk Nursery (six furlongs) for trainer Eve Johnson Houghton and jockey Cathy Gannon by a whopping six lengths.
Her dam, Roodeye, by Inchinor, is a three-quarter sister to Bannister, winner of the time-honoured English Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes, and a half-sister to Gallagher, runner-up in the Group 1 Prix Morny in France and the Group 2 Richmond Stakes and Mill Reef Stakes in England.