Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi enjoyed another profitable day at the Vaal on Thursday with
all four of the champion’s runners finishing in the money, and Trippi’s beautifully bred son Dawnbreaker scoring an impressive debut win over 1200m.
Bred by Highlands Farms Stud, Dawnbreaker clearly had been showing good work at home –and eventually jumped as the 18-10 favourite.
He duly obliged, first time out, and did well to best the vastly more experienced Fort Infinity for victory.
Out of the National Assembly mare Enchanted Dawn (and thus bred on the same Trippi/National Assembly cross as the top class stakes winners Agra and Franny), Dawnbreaker was a R275 000 buy from the 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
His sire Trippi has made his customary good start to the season, and the champion son of End Sweep will be represented by G1 2yo Double Appeal in Saturday’s R2.5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup at Turffontein. Trippi also has two runners in Saturday’s G3 HSH Princess Charlene Of Monaco Starling Stakes (Return To Power and Triple Digit), and is also represented in the G2 Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Deo Juvente), and Listed Golden Loom Handicap (African Ruler, Trip Tease and Miracle Bureau).
Sire of over 60 stakes winners, including impressive recent 3yo feature race winner Gold Standard, South Africa’s reigning champion sire has a single lot on offer at the upcoming CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale:
Lot 12 – a half sister to 2 winners (one of whom won four), this filly is out of a winning half sister to G1 winning 2yo Exhilaration and hails from the same family as G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Power King, and the G1 winning siblings Malteme and Wendywood