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Takeover Target racehorse

Takeover Target  racehorse racehorse Takeover Target was foaled in 1999 and was by Celtic Swing out of the mare Shady Stream (by Archregent)

From 41 lifetime starts the gelding had 21 wins, 6 2nds and 4 3rds and won a massive $6,357,561 in prize money - not too shabby for a horse that cost $1250.....oh, and $125 for GST.

Owned and trained by Joe Janiak, a Queanbeyan taxi driver, his main wins were in the 2006 Newmarket Handicap, 2006 Lightning Stakes, 2004 Salinger Stakes, 2007 Doomben 10000, and 2009 Goodwood Handicap, 2008 Winterbottom Stakes as well as the King's Stand Stakes in the UK and also won races in Singapore and Japan.

He was retired July 2009 due to a cracked cannon bone suffered in the July Cup at Newmarket.

Australian Champion Sprinter (2006), World's Highest Rated Turf Sprinter (2006)IFHA rating: 121, Global Sprint Challenge Champion (2006), Australian Champion International Performer (2006, 2007, 2008), inducted to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame 2012.

He died in his paddock 20.6. 2015

 

 

 
Celtic Swing Damister Mr Prospector
Batucada
Celtic Ring Welsh Pageant
Pencuik Jewel
Shady Stream Archregent Vice Regent
Respond
Merry Shade Spectacular Spy
Parasol

 

 

 

 

 

 


Takeover Target career highlights:

AT 4
 
 
   
23-Apr-04
WON
9 ran
9-4f
J Ford
57
Queanbeyan
1200m
E&G Maiden Ras Tafari
1:09.9
Good
6-May-04
WON
16 ran
6-1
J Ford
57.5
Wagga
1200m
Class 1 Hcp Devour
1:09.4
Good
19-May-04
WON
8 ran
4-7f
J Ford
52
Randwick
1400m
0MW Hcp Bibury Court
1:23.9
Good
5-June-04
WON
11 ran
1-1f
J Ford
51
Rosehill
1200m
2MW 4YO&Up Spinjester
1:09.5
Good
24-June04
WON
16 ran
4-7f
J Ford
53
Gosford
1200m
Pacesetter Stakes Mustard
1:09.7
Good
14-July-04
WON
16 ran
15-8f
J Ford
54.5
Grafton
1200m
Ramornie Handicap Devil
1:08.4
Good
AT 5
 
 
   
30-Oct-04
WON
16 ran
6-1
J Ford
53
Flemington
1200m
Salinger Stakes Recurring
1:08.2
Good
30-April-05
4th
15 ran
2-1f
J Ford
57.5
Doomben
1200m
Doomben Cup Spark Of Life
1:09.0
Dead
21-May-05
3rd
20 ran
4-1
J Ford
58
Doomben
1350m
Doomben 10,000 Red Oog
1:18.6
Dead
25-June-05
2nd
11 ran
7-4f
J Ford
57.5
Eagle Farm
1400m
W J Healy Stakes Poetic Papal
1:09.4
Good
AT 6
 
 
   
29-Oct-05
4th
15 ran
7-1
J Ford
54
Flemington
1200m
Salinger Stakes Glamour Puss
1:08.9
Good
10-Dec-05
WON
18 ran
9-2ef
J Ford
59.5
Doomben
1200m
Summer Stakes Picardi Run
1:07.8
Good
24-Dec-05
WON
12 ran
9-10f
J Ford
60.5
Doomben
1350m
Doomben Stakes Impaler
1:17.2
Good
4-Feb-06
WON
11 ran
13-4f
J Ford
57.5
Flemington
1000m
Lightning Stakes God's Own
0:56.8
Good
25-Feb-06
3rd
11 ran
5-1
J Ford
57
Caulfield
1100m
Oakleigh Plate Snitzel
1:04.4
Heavy
11-Mar-06
WON
14 ran
9-2
J Ford
57
Flemington
1200m
Newmarket Handicap Snitzel
1:08.0
Good
20-June-06
WON
28 ran
7-1
J Ford
60
Ascot
1006m
King's Stand Benbaun
0:59.7
Good
24-June-06
3rd
18 ran
7-2f
J Ford
59
Ascot
1200m
Golden Jubilee Les Arcs
1:13.1
Good
AT 7
 
 
   
10-Sept-06
2nd
18 ran
--
J Ford
59
Japan
1200m
Centaur Stakes She Is Tosho
1:08.6
Good
1-Oct-06
WON
16 ran
13-4f
J Ford
57
Japan
1200m
Sprinters Stakes Meisho Bowler
1:08.1
Good
12-May-07
2nd
10 ran
5-2f
J Ford
57.5
Doomben
1200m
BTC Cup Bentley Biscuit
1:08.5
Good
26-May-07
WON
10 ran
5-2
J Ford
59
Doomben
1350m
Doomben 10,000 Gold Edition
1:18.5
Good
19-June-07
4th
20 ran
11-2
J Ford
59
Ascot
1006m
King's Stand Miss Andretti
0:57.4
Good
23-June-07
2nd
21 ran
8-1
J Ford
59
Ascot
1207m
Golden Jubilee Soldiers Tale
1:14.5
Good
AT 8
 
 
   
1-Dec-07
WON
5 ran
$2.80f
J Ford
61
Randwick
1200m
Quality Hcp Dance Hero
1:08.9
Dead
22-Dec-07
WON
5 ran
$1.90f
J Ford
61
Randwick
1200m
Razer Sharp Hcp Alverta
1:09.5
Dead
5-Jan-08
2nd
8 ran
$2.25f
J Ford
61
Randwick
1400m
Villiers Handicap Honor In War
1:21.5
Good
26-Apr-08
3rd
7 ran
$4.00
J Ford
58.5
Randwick
1200m
T J Smith Stakes Apache Cat
1:11.8
Heavy
18-May-08
WON
13 ran
J Ford
57
Singapore
1200m
Kris Flye Magnus
1:08.8
Good
17-June-08
2nd
13 ran
$7.00
J Ford
59
Ascot
1000m
King's Stand Equiano
0:59.3
Good
21-June-08
4th
17 ran
$5.00f
J Ford
59
Ascot
1200m
Golden Jubilee Kingsgate Native
1:13.3
Good
29-Nov-08
WON
9 ran
$2.90f
J Ford
58.5
Ascot
1200m
Winterbottom Stakes Apache Cat
1:09.1
Good
13-Dec-08
WON
5 ran
$1.40f
J Ford
59
Ascot
1400m
A J Scahill Stakes Tarzi
1:22.8
Good
18-Apr-09
WON
6 ran
$4.50
N Rawiller
58.5
Randwick
1200m
T J Smith Stakes Northern Meteor
1:09.0
Dead
2-May-09
WON
12 ran
4-7 f
J Ford
58.5
Morphettville
1200m
Goodwood Handicap I Am Invincible
1:10.7
Slow