Drakenstein Stud’s highly successful resident sire Trippihad yet another weekend to remember when a number of the stallion’s two-year-olds stamped themselves as horses to watch.
Trippi’s juvenile winners this weekend included the impressive Jane S Piddy, who became her sire’s 55th individual stakes winner when winning the Listed Lady’s Slipper Stakes at Fairview on Friday.
Trained by Glen Kotzen for owner-breeder Willem Engelbrecht JR, Jane S Piddy stamped herself a filly to follow when bounding clear, under title chasing jockey Gavin Lerena, to win the Friday feature by two and three quarter lengths, while leaving such promising fillies as Shiraz Cabernet and Kanara in her wake.
She is the second Trippi sired two-year-old to score in pattern race company this season, with Jane S Piddy (who has won or placed in all five of her career outings) being preceded by Gr3 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Speedy Suzy.
Second of the Trippi two-year-olds to score this weekend was the superbly bred Cuban Emerald. Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, Cuban Emerald, who was making just his second racetrack appearance, put up an eye catching effort to win a maiden juvenile plate at Kenilworth on Saturday and he appears a colt going places. After the race, Jonathan Snaith hinted the colt yet mature into a classic hope for next season.
A proven sire of top 2yo talent (his previous juvenile stars include the G1 winners Afrikaburn, For The Lads and R Heat Lightning), Trippi has been represented by 12 individual juvenile winners in 2014-2015.
He has 2 runners nominated for the G1 Golden Horseshoe on Vodacom Durban July day while his talented daughter Old Em (a close third at Turffontein on Sunday) is nominated for the G1 Golden Slipper on the same day.
His ability to sire precocious stock comes as no surprise, with Trippi’s sire End Sweep setting a world record for producing 33rd individual juvenile winners (from 50 runners) in 1998.