Drakenstein Stud’s resident stallion Trippi had yet another good weekend, when he was represented by a hatrick of winners. His trio of winners included a really smart looking feature race winner, who looks likely to take his place in both the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and G1 J&B Met.
The Klawervlei Stud bred Paterfamilias, who became Trippi’s 60th stakes winner on Saturday, was sent off a 14-10 favourite for Saturday’s G2 Premier Trophy at Kenilworth. The talented six-year-old, who had previously run third in the race two years earlier, duly accounted for last year’s G1 J&B Met runner up Gold Onyx to score by a length and a quarter and he looks a likely contender for bigger races during 2016.
Paterfamilias, who gave the Bass yard their third win in the past ten years in this race, has now won six times from 1500-1800, with his victories including a nine length demolition of subsequent G1 winner Captain America.
He had previously finished third last time out in the G2 Lanzerac Alta Mater Green Point Stakes.
Paterfamilias was the third top lot sold at the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale when he was knocked down for R2.1 million.
Trippi’s other weekend winners included School Run (over 1200m at Kenilworth) and Tripp Force (1160m at Turffontein).
The ever-green son of End Sweep has enjoyed a remarkable 2015, having success all over the world. From siring top class South Africa runners to excelling as an international broodmare sire success, Trippi’s name has consistently been in the headlines this past year.
He has been represented by 16 local stakes winners this year including star filly Inara, G1 Sansui Summer Cup runner up Deo Juvente and top speedstars Triptique and Trip To Heaven.
Trippi offspring have won some major races in 2015 including:
G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes
G1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes
G2 Cape Merchants
G2 World Sports Betting Joburg Spring Challenge
G2 Premier Trophy
G2 Tibouchina Stakes
G3 Winter Derby
He has ten lots on offer at next month’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, including colts out of high class racemares Gone Wild (Lot 225), Las Ramblas (Lot 2) and champion Ebony Flyer (Lot 197), and a filly bred on the same cross as Trippi’s G1 winning son Afrikaburn (Lot 113).
Trippi’s sole offering at February’s Val De Vie Sale is a beautifully bred colt whose three time winning dam is a Western Winter half sister to champion Grand Emporium (Lot 8).