Drakenstein Stud’s red-hot sire Trippi was well and truly to the fore on South African racetracks this past weekend.
The son of End Sweep was represented by no fewer than five individual winners during this time and his winners two three-year-olds regarded as potential Guineas contenders.
Star among the Trippi sired fivesome was talented Drakenstein Stud bred and owned filly One Five Day, who was victorious in Friday night’s Greyville feature, the G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes.
In the process, One Five Day (who has a stunning own brother on offer at the 2015 National Sale) became her sire’s 53 individual stakes winner.
The Mike de Kock trained One Five Day, now likely to be aimed at the G2 KRA Fillies Guineas, was one of last season’s top two-year-old fillies, when her performances included a third place finish, behind Alboran Sea and Carry On Alice, in the G1 Allan Robertson Championship and a second, to Trippi’s son Afrikaburn, in the G1 Durban Golden Horseshoe.
Friday’s win pushed the blue blooded filly’s earnings to over R430 000, and One Five Day looks capable of adding substantially to this tally before the season is out.
The Trippi bandwagon moved on to Turffontein the following day, where his ultra consistent son Trip Tease (out of the money just once in 16 outings) stamped his ticket to the G1 Computaform Sprint when capturing the Henneman Memorial Pinnacle Stakes over 1000 metres.
Now an 11 time winner, the Zandvliet Stud bred Trip Tease is South Africa’s latest millionaire, with his latest win pushing his stakes to over the elusive seven figure mark.
Drakenstein’s star sire was once again to the fore at Kenilworth on Sunday, winning races five (Triple Bluff), six (Tomba La Bomba), and eight (Capstone Von Kluh).
The Mike Bass trained Tomba La Bomba was particularly eye catching when landing the odds in the Itsarush.co.za Open MR 96 handicap (where his victims included Trippi’s G1 son Liquid Mercury), and he is likely to take part in the G3 Winter Guineas later this season.
Trippi is well represented at both this week’s Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale and the National Yearling Sale later in April.
His nine strong Select Sale draft include a filly out of high class Jet Master mare Start Me Up (Lot 26), a filly out of Street Cry’s G3 winning daughter Hollywoodboulevard (Lot 94) and a filly out of multiple classic winning star Joshua’s Princess (Lot 100).
Trippi has a stunning draft of 16 yearlings on offer at the 2015 National Sale. His draft includes colts out of G1 winners Imperious Star (Lot 199), Lady Windermere (Lot 238) and Love Is In The Air (Lot 254), and a beautifully bred colt out of world leading sire Candy Ride’s G3 winning half sister Candy Singer (Lot 78).