Drakenstein Stud’s leading sire Trippi was represented by an impressive juvenile winner on Sunday, when his Moutonshoek bred son Broadway Trip made a winning debut in open company at Turffontein.
Trained by Alec Laird, the colt came from a long way off the pace to get up close home and win by a neck, under jockey JP Van Der Merwe, over 1450 metres.
Broadway Trip, who has a full-brother on offer at the 2017 National Two Year Old Sale, is the eighth juvenile winner this season, following the likes of highly promising performers Cot Campbell, Punta Cana and On That Boulevard, for champion sire Trippi.
The latter has an exceptional record as a sire of 2yos, with his best previous juveniles including the G1 winners Afrikaburn, For The Lads and R Heat Lightning, with the latter winning the G1 Spinaway Stakes and finishing second in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, behind champion Awesome Feather, in 2010.
An increasingly successful broodmare sire (he is already damsire of graded winners Liam’s Map, Not This Time and Multiplier), Trippi also made news in the US this weekend as a broodmare sire. He is maternal grandsire of promising filly Miss Sunset, who romped to a five and a half length win in the Fleet Treat Stakes at Del Mar on Sunday. A daughter of Into Mischief, Miss Sunset has now won five of nine outings (and earned nearly $400 000 in stakes), with her previous wins three other stakes victories.
Trippi, sire of this season’s G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge winner Deo Juvente, has five lots on offer at the upcoming National Two Year Old Sale, including a brother to Broadway Trip (Lot 267) and a colt from the same family as Sunday’s G1 winner Lady In Black (Lot 295).