Evergreen Lodge sire Trade Fair was represented by his first northern hemisphere winner when Schoolboy Champ won on debut at Haydock Park on Saturday.
Trade Fair (Zafonic) shuttles from Tweenhills Farm in England to Evergreen Lodge in WA. He covered 90 plus mares at the John Yovich owned stud in the 2006 and 2008 southern seasons at an $8,800 fee.
Trade Fair’s first Westspeed yearlings were in demand at the 2009 Perth Magic Millions. Trevor Andrews paid top price of $70,000 for the filly from Magic Puff out of the Evergreen draft.
Others vendors who sold Trade Fair yearlings included Toreby Park ($65K), Bellbridge Park ($60K), Heytesbury Stud ($57.5K) and Geisel Park ($46K).
Schoolboy Champ (2g Trade Fair – Aswhatilldois by Blues Traveller) was a 50,000 euros buy as a foal at Goffs in November 2007. He is one of 88 English bred first crop juveniles by Trade Fair who was a G3 winner of the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket and the Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh. He was also G1 placed in the Dewhurst Stakes.
Trainer Patrick Morris was not surprised when Schoolboy Champ won at Haydock. “He was 33-1 but he is not a bad horse,” Morris said. “We entered him in the Brocklesby Stakes but he had some niggles. We don’t know how good he is but he is in the Super Sprint and the Two Year Old Trophy.”