Tremendous weekend for Trippi

Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi enjoyed a huge run of success this past weekend.
The son of End Sweep, whose runners have picked up no fewer than 13 stakes races during 2014-2015, was represented by no fewer than five individual winners this past weekend.



His winning streak was kicked off when his talented son Sir Duke picked up the tenth win of his career when successful in the Appletizer Fairview 1400m on Friday. Bred by the late Roy Eckstein, Sir Duke has now won five of his last six outings for owners Markus and Ingrid Jooste and has prize money of more than half a million.

Second of the Trippi sired winners this past weekend came in the form of the beautifully bred two-year-old filly Old Em, who blitzed home to land a juvenile plate for fillies at Turffontein on Saturday. Making just her second racecourse appearance, the Klawervlei Stud bred filly simply pulverized her rivals to become her sire’s ninth juvenile winner this season and plenty more should be heard of Old Em – an R800 000 buy from last year’s March Yearling Sale.

The next Trippi sired runner to score was the Geoff Woodruff trained Deo Juvente, who showed his appreciation for a step up in trip to race away to register his second career win for owners Markus and Ingrid Jooste.

Trippi, whose daughters include the G1 winners For The Lads, Inara and R Heat Lightning, has another well bred above average female performer to his name in the form of In Other Words. From the yard of Sean Tarry (who also trains Trippi’s top class sons Trip To Heaven and Zambezi River), In Other Words made it two wins from just three outings when she romped home to win a fillies and mares handicap at Greyville on Saturday winning by a comprehensive two and a half lengths, and she looks capable of going on to bigger and better things for owner Chris Van Niekerk.

The final of the five Trippis to win this past weekend was Sir Henry, who broke his maiden in stylish fashion at Kenilworth last Sunday.

Trippi, whose daughters Hammie’s Hooker and One Fine Day are set to do battle in Saturday’s G2 Tibouchina Stakes at Clairwood Park, is currently third on South Africa’s General Sires List with his runners having amassed more than R12.618 million for the season.

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