He’s Hurdling Ahead

The winners keep coming for WA’s rapidly-emerging sire Trade Fair.
On a variety of tracks world-wide, over a variety of distances and under a variety of conditions.
Magic Jack, by Trade Fair from the US mare Galapagar, by Miswaki, and inbred 3 x 4 to Mr. Prospector, won over six furlongs at Ffos Las in Wales in 1.9.69 on September 27 on a track rated good to firm.
Then, taken to Strasbourg in France, he ploughed through heavy conditions to win the featured two mile and three furlong hurdle – the Prix La Bolita A Dorlisheim – yesterday. (October 24)
Ridden by Oliver Schnakenberg for German trainer Frau Marion Rotering, Magic Jack outslogged a 16-horse field to win by a half length in 4min. 34.64sec.
“Trade Fair gets tough and sound horses, there’s no doubt about that,” said leading WA bloodstock agent John Chalmers. “Ask people who have his progeny.
“And they handle all track conditions, which is something he could not do himself. He was a top of the ground horse, and that cost him Group 1 races.
“Everytime he was ready to win a big one he struck wet tracks. Fortunately, his progeny do not have the same problem.”