Trade Storm has been sold following a personal best in the G2 Zabeel Mile in Dubai a fortnight ago.
Trade Storm (5h Trade Fair – Frisson by Slip Anchor) has been acquired in a private deal by Qatar Racing from Universal Racing and will remain with trainer David Simcock. He had won the Jaguar XF Trophy by more than three lengths at his previous start at Meydan on February 14 and
“Trade Storm remains firmly on course for the G1 Dubai Duty Free,” Qatar Racing racing manager David Redvers said. “Hopefully, he will compete at the top level over the summer months around the globe.”
Qatar Racing was formed by Sheikh Hamad, Sheikh Suhaim and Skeikh Fahad al Thani from the Qatar royal family. Sheikh Fahad al Thani also operates Pearl Bloodstock and races Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden.
Redvers is well-versed in the success of the Trade Fair stock. He bought the Zafonic stallion from Juddmonte Farm after a career that included a G3 victory in the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket.
WA bloodstock agent John Chalmers arranged for Trade Fair to shuttle to Western Australia and later organised his outright purchase by a local syndicate headed by Perth Racing chairman Ted van Heemst.
Trade Fair stands at John Andrew’s Alwyn Park Stud in Serpentine. He is in the Sunspeed Top 10 this season with 19 winners of 24 races and $623,115.