Tumours claim Trade Fair

Alwyn Park Stud stallion Trade Fair (GB) was humanely euthanised on Wednesday.

An ultrasound showed the 18 year-old son of Zafonic had multiple tumours throughout his organs.

Trade Fair had covered 11 books in Western Australia after a career that included a Group 3 victory in the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket for Juddmonte Farms.  He originally shuttled to Evergreen Lodge prior to being purchased outright by a local syndicate headed by Ted van Heemst.

The best of his European-bred runners were Trade Storm (G1 Woodbine Mile) and Packing Whiz (G2 HK Chairman’s Trophy) while his Sunspeed stakes winners included Fuchsia Bandana, Proceedwithcaution, Tradesman, Cool Trade, Dust Me Off & Tarquinn Shadow.

He sired tough, talented, all-purpose gallopers who could win and keep winning.  Tradesman was a typical Trade Fair – he won 7 of his first 12 starts including the LR Belmont Guineas.

Trade Fair was cremated and his ashes will stay at Alwyn Park where he was much loved by studmaster John Andrew and the staff at Serpentine.