Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi’s remarkable run of success in feature races continued in Sunday’s G2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes at Kenilworth.
His versatile and durable daughter Lanner Falcon, owned and bred by Drakenstein Stud, picked up the third stakes win of her career when scoring a convincing one and a half length win over stable mate and former G1 Mercury Sprint heroine Fly By Night.
A tilt at the G1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes next month could now be on the cards for Lanner Falcon, who has now won eight races (from 1000 -1600m) and over R1.2 million in prize money. The elegant chestnut’s former big race wins included the G3 Champagne Stakes and Listed Ladies Mile, with the Trippi mare having also ran second to Equus champion In The Fast Lane in the 2013 G1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas.
Remarkably, Lanner Falcon is the fifth millionaire to race in South Africa sired by Trippi to date –and this number looks likely to grow still further. Other millionaires sired by Trippi include Hammie’s Hooker, Inara, Trip Tease, and Zambezi River.
Trippi’s progeny have won an astounding 22 Graded/Listed races in South Africa during 2015. Among the notable big races won by his runners this year are :
G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes
G1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes
G2 Tibouchina Stakes
G2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes
G2 Victory Moon Stakes
G2 Premier Trophy
G2 Cape Merchants
G2 Joburg Spring Challenge
G3 Diana Stakes
G3 Umzimkhulu Hcp
G3 Pretty Polly Stakes
G3 Lebelo Sprint
G3 Winter Derby
G3 Prix Du Cap
G3 Champagne Stakes
The son of End Sweep, who also featured as the broodmare sire of 2015 G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Liam’s Map, is the sire of more than 100 black type performers, with Trippi’s runners having already amassed in excess of $52 million.
He has 10 lots on sale at next month’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, including a colt out of multiple G1 winner Ebony Flyer (Lot 197), as well as sons and daughters of stakes winning mares Gone Wild, Las Ramblas and Pirate Lady.
Trippi has a single lot on offer at February’s Val De Vie Yearling Sale – a colt out of a three time winning Western Winter half sister to G1 winner Grand Emporium (Lot 8).