Trade Fair Star Set For Sussex Stakes

Trade Fair star Trade Storm is to be set for the Group 1 Sussex Stakes (one mile) at Goodwood in England on July 31.
Trade Storm burst into international prominence during the Dubai World Cup carnival.
The five-year-old, who has raced just 23 times, won the Group 2 Zabeel Mile and Jaguar XF Trophy (nine furlongs) and was 2 3/4-length fourth to Sajjhaa in the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free (nine furlongs) when ridden back from an unfavourable draw as the 4/1 favourite.
Trade Storm had his first run for three months when 3 1/4-length fifth to Declaration Of War in last week’s Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes (one mile) at Royal Ascot.
David Redvers, the racing manager for Qatar Racing – members of the Qatar Royal family – who race Trade Storm said the first-up run would prepare Trade Storm for a “big season.”
“He was very big and burly going into the Queen Anne,” said Redvers. “But it was a hugely exciting run.
“He ran the fastest furlong of the whole day. He has serious speed.
“We’re very much looking forward to seeing him run again and we’re looking towards the Sussex Stakes.”
The Sussex Stakes, established in 1841, has been won in the last two years by the unbeaten champion Frankel.
Other big name winners since the 1070’s include Brigadier Gerard, Kris, Warning, Zizal, Giant’s Causeway and Rock Of Gibraltar.
Redvers also plans to bring Trade Storm to Australia for the Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate during the Melbourne spring carnival.