Drakenstein Stud’s leading sire Trippi, currently South Africa’s second leading sire by stakes, was represented by his 18th individual Graded Stakes winner at Turffontein last weekend.
Trippi filly Speedy Suzy became her sire’s latest graded feature race winner when accounting for hot favourite Entisaar in Saturday’s G3 Pretty Polly Stakes – a race won previously by fellow Trippi filly Franny back in 2012. Another daughter of Trippi, subsequent G1 Golden Slipper heroine For The Lads would run second in the same race one year later.
Clearly Trippi fillies competing next year should be followed closely in the 2016 Pretty Polly Stakes!
Trained by Corne Spies for owners Messrs, Speedy Suzy took her tally to two wins from just three outings with Saturday’s success. The Highlands Farm bred filly has now amassed over R200 000 and looks unlikely to stop here. As a R220 000 buy off last year’s KZN Yearling Sale, Speedy Suzy received an added BSA bonus of R85 000 following her feature race win.
She made a pleasing impression on winning jockey Fanie Chambers, who commented in the post-race interview, “I had the favourite on my inside and Suzy relaxed for the first time. That was important in the sticky going and we had something in hand going into the final 400m. It was a smart win.”
Speedy Suzy also became the ninth Trippi sired juvenile to salute in a Graded race. She was preceded by the likes of Afrikaburn (G1 Golden Horseshoe), For The Lads (G1 Golden Slipper), R Heat Lightning (G1 Spinaway Stakes), Jealous Appeal (G2 Queen Mary Stakes), Gourmet Dinner (G3 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes), Punk Rocker (G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes), Franny (G3 Pretty Polly Stakes), and Hammie’s Hooker (G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery).
Added to the of fellow high class juveniles as Agra, Beloved Country, Journeyman, One Fine Day, and G1 SA Nursery second Ziparana, and it is safe to say that Trippi is an exceptional source of juvenile talent.
An impressive record – especially considering that Trippi himself never raced at two!
However, Trippi is also a fine sire of classic performers and Grade 1 horses, with his top older performers including dual G1 winner Inara, Gr1 Investec Cape Derby third Liquid Mercury, exciting feature race contender Paterfamilias (who thrashed subsequent G1 winner Captain America by nine lengths recently), top sprinters Trip Tease and Trip To Heaven, and this season’s G3 Prix Du Cap winner and millionaire Hammie’s Hooker.
Speedy Suzy gave her sire his 11th individual local feature race win this season, with Trippi having already eight individual black type winners to his credit this season.
In total, the son of End Sweep has 52 stakes winners to his credit with his offspring have already amassed over $51 000 000 – and counting!