Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi recently achieved a major milestone in his stud career when represented by his 50th individual stakes winner.
This came in the form of Sir Duke, bred by the Estate of the late Roy Eckstein, who picked up the first black type win of his career when successful in Friday’s Listed East Cape Sprint Cup at Fairview.
The 4yo gelding, who was making it three wins on the bounce in Friday’s feature, produced a career best performance when accounting for local sprint stars Copper Parade and Yoshie and pushed his earnings to over R460 000 in the process.
Now an eight time winner, Sir Duke, a R450 000 yearling buy from the 2012 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, is owned by Markus and Ingrid Jooste. He was one of two winners for his sire on Friday, with the Trippi filly Mysterio having won earlier on the card.
According to Equineline’s statistics, Sir Duke is the 50th stakes winner sired by Trippi, who had earlier made headlines as the sire of the sales topping colt at the recent March Yearling Sale.
Trippi, whose offspring have also already amassed over $50 million in stakes, has enjoyed another hugely successful season in South Africa.
His runners have won nine black type races during 2014-2015, and Trippi is currently South Africa’s Leading Sire by Stakes, with his runners have already accumulated over R11.116 million this season alone. His leading earner for the season is the dual Grade 1 winning filly Inara (Klawervlei Majorca Stakes, Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes), but Trippi has also been represented by millionaire Zambezi River, top sprinters Trip Tease and Trip To Heaven, and Gr3 Breco Seafoods Prix Du Cap heroine Hammie’s Hooker. Another of Trippi’s sons, Paterfamilias, looks a potential stakes winner and Grade 1 contender in the making following his recent eight and a half length romp over a high class field at Turffontein recently.
The son of End Sweep has also made headlines in the United States in 2015, with his Breeders Cup placed daughter Miss Macy Sue excelling as a broodmare. The Trippi mare has already been represented by two eye catching stakes winners this year, in the form of Liam’s Map (Harlan’s Holiday Stakes) and potential Grade 1 filly Taylor S (Any Limit Stakes).