LPS website Trade Fair’s English Success Continues
WA-based stallion Trade Fair continued his English success when Fair Trade took the two-mile National Hunt Flat at Kempton on Friday (January 25).
Ridden by Robert (Choc) Thornton for trainer Alan King, Fair Trade, a 5/1 chance, was held up at the tail, took off with two furlongs to go, hit the lead a furlong from home and ran away to win by 2 1/2 lengths from the French-bred 5/4 favourite Pearl Swan.
Fair Trade, from Ballet, by Sharrod, was placed at Newbury and Ascot at his previous two starts.
Thornton and the Wiltshire-based King are a formidable force, mainly in jumps racing, and have combined to win the Champion Hurdle, World Hurdle and Queen Mother Champion Chase at the famous Cheltenham Festival.
Trade Fair, majority owned by Lynward Park Stud, stands at John Andrew’s Alwyn Park Stud, Serpentine.