Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi had yet another massive weekend, with the son of End Sweep being represented by a flurry of local winners and also featuring as broodmare sire of an impressive US stakes winner.
Trippi also made news at Friday night’s KZN Racing Awards- his brilliant daughter Dawn Calling winning the award for Best Performance By A Two-Year-Old-Filly. Dawn Calling, who has won or placed in all seven of her racetrack appearances to date, was runner up in both the G1 Thekwini Stakes and G2 Golden Slipper last season, and looks a likely classic contender this season.
Her sire Trippi (who is once again clear on the South African General Sires List) had no fewer than four local winners this weekend. Remarkably, Trippi had just three runners at Turffontein on Saturday –for two winners (Miracle Bureau, Dolphin) and a runner up (Turn Back Time)!
Trippi’s beautifully bred son Cuban Emerald defeated a smart field, which included the highly rated 3yos Lord Balmoral and Power Grid, at Kenilworth on Saturday to record his third win and this Drakenstein Stud bred and owned gelding should not stop here.
Trippi’s final local winner for the weekend that was came in the form of the Duncan Howells trained Online, who picked up the first win of her brief career when successful over 1400m at Scottsville on Sunday.
However, Trippi’s weekend success was by no means restricted to South Africa. Already a proven broodmare sire (he is damsire of Lane’s End Farm sire and dual G1 winner Liam’s Map), Trippi is also damsire of the hugely promising US 2yo Miss Sunset.
The latter, a daughter of Into Mischief, made it two wins from as many outings when she won the Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday by a stunning five and a quarter lengths, and looks a really smart sort in the making.
Miss Sunset could now be pointed towards the G1 Chandelier Stakes in October.