Takeover Target (27 September – 20 June ) was a much-travelled Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who won top sprinting races in each of the five. The rags to riches story of taxi driver, Joe Janiak, and his champion sprinter, Takeover Target, has already become an Australian sporting legend. Biography. TAKEOVER TARGET Owners. J A G JANIAK & B J JANIAK. All the latest horse racing form, betting odds, news, breeding, jockey and trainer information for.