Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi is the sire of uber money spinner Trip Tease. The latter, trained by Louis Goosen for owner Mario Ferreira, took his tally of wins to 14, from just 23 outings, when running on strongly to capture Sunday’s Easter Dash at Scottsville.
In landing the R100 000 Easter Dash (run over 600m!), the Zandvliet Stud bred Trip Tease pushed his earnings to over R1.3 million.
The game five-year-old, who has won three of his last six outings, has only once been worse than fifth in 23 outings and is likely to have one more start before lining up in the G1 Computaform Sprint, a race in which Trip Tease finished fourth in 2015, on Champions Day at the end of April.
Unlucky when taken out of the race in the G1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship at the end of January, Trip Tease has won or placed in six stakes races, with his victories including the G3 Lebelo Sprint, the G3 Man O’War Sprint, Golden Loom Handicap and the Listed Hampton Handicap.
The Easter weekend proved a good one for Trippi and his progeny, with the son of End Sweep being represented by a hatrick of winners over the holiday weekend.
Drakenstein bred and own Trippi’s talented daughter Shatoosh, who made it two wins from just three outings at Turffontein on Saturday and this lightly raced filly looks on the up.
Another of the sire’s runners to catch the eye this past weekend was the Brett Crawford trained This Is Sparta, who made it two wins from just four starts at Kenilworth last Saturday.
Trippi is also the sire of the brilliant Highlands Farm bred gelding Chepardo, who made it four wins from as many outings when he landed a handicap over 1700m at the Vaal last Thursday. The lightly raced four-year-old looks most progressive and Chepardo looks destined for bigger and better things.
Trippi has enjoyed another great season in 2015-2016, with his progeny having already won 10 black type races, including the G1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes, G2 Merchants, G2 Victory Moon Stakes, G2 Joburg Spring Challenge and Listed Storm Bird Stakes.
He has five lots on offer at April’s Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale, with Trippi’s draft including a filly out of G2 Tibouchina Stakes winner Fragrant Al (Lot 55), a colt out of Street Cry’s G3 winning daughter Hollywoodboulevard (Lot 70), and a full sister to G2 Premier Trophy hero Paterfamilias (Lot 91).
Trippi also has a tremendous draft on offer at the National Yearling Sale, which takes place in Germiston from April 27th to April 29th. His nine strong National draft includes a colt out of G2 winner Hawker Hunter (Lot 129), a full brother to triple G1 winner Inara (Lot 224), a colt out of Fillies Guineas winner Rememberance (Lot 286) and a colt out of a daughter of Sadler’s Wells and Irish G1 winner Necklace (Lot 301).