Trade Fair two-year-olds Stock Trader and Fair Exchange shone at the Belmont Park barrier trials on Monday (July 9).
Stock Trader, making his first public appearance, worked hard to lead then sprinted clear to win a 1000m heat by 1 3/4-lengths in 1.01.23.
Bred by leading Perth bloodstock agent John Chalmers, Stock Trader is from Around Jindabyne, by Akhenaton.
Around Jindabyne, a winner at 1300m, is a half-sister to both Salisbury Street and Broome Time.
Salisbury Street’s three wins, from 1200m to 1650m, were headed by the Listed Sheila Gwynne Stakes and Eastern Temple Classic.
Broome Time has won eight races, from 1100m to 1400m, at which he is co-holder of the Ascot track record. He has also been placed in the Listed T.J. Smith Trophy and Belmont Guineas.
Fair Exchange, bred by Lou Sauzier, led and sprinted clear to win a 1000m heat by 3 1/4-lengths in 1.01.24. She was having her first hit-out since taking a 1000m trial by 1 1/2-lengths in 1.01.85 on March 19.
She is from Mega Role, by Old Spice, a sister to Old Role and the dam of Megatic.
Old Role’s five wins, from 1000m to 1800m, were headed by the Group 1 WATC Winfield Stakes. He was also second in the Group 1 AJC Doncaster Handicap and WATC Australian Derby and fourth in the Group 1 AJC All-Aged Stakes.
Megatic’s nine wins, from 1200m to 1800m, include the Group 1 WATC Kingston Town Classic, Group 2 WA Guineas, Listed Grandstand Cup-twice, Northerly Stakes-twice and Belgravia Stakes. He was also third in the Group 1 Railway Stakes.
An emerging group of highly-promising yougsters seems sure to cement a solid future for Trade Fair, WA’s most versatile and best value sire.