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Trade Fair Curragh 2004

Trade Fair: sold to Lynward Park Stud in Western Australia this year

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris  

Trade Fair get first stakes winner on the board

HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Trophy (Hamburger Stuten Preis) (Group 3), Hamburg, 1m3f, 3yo fillies

MISS STARLIGHT (b f Trade Fair - Redeem, by Doyoun)

Breeder: Tim Cooper, in Britain

FORMER Tweenhills Stud stallion Trade Fair was represented by his first stakes winner when the Charlie McBride-trained Miss Starlight upstaged the locals by landing the Hamburger Stuten Preis in Hamburg on Sunday.

Miss Starlight won a Wolverhampton maiden at two last year and a handicap at Leicester in April. She has since progressed into a smart performer, finishing third in the Pretty Polly and Fairway Stakes, and tenth in the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot on her last start before her trip to Germany.

She hails from the first crop of Trade Fair, a high-class son of Zafonic who had until this year stood at Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire. Trade Fair shuttled to Australia and was sold to Lynward Park Stud in Western Australia in January, meaning he didn't return to Britain to cover.

The stallion's other flagship performer is FairTrade, who finished tenth in the 2,000 Guineas and was runner-up in a conditions race at the Newmarket July meeting last week.

Miss Starlight was bred by Tim Cooper's Nuthurst Stud Farm in Warwickshire.  Her dam, the Doyoun mare Redeem, was a two-year-old winner in France and is a half-sister to Doncaster Cup hero Boreas, from the family of 1,000 Guineas third Crystal Gazing and Craven Stakes winner Killybegs.

Miss Starlight was sold to McBride for just 1,500gns at Book 3 of the 2008 Tattersalls October yearling sale.

It was a one-two for second-season sires in the Hamburger Stuten Preis, with Shamardal's daughter Elle Shadow finishing a one-length second.






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