Drakenstein Stud’s resident stallion Trippi, sire of the recently crowned Equus Champion Hammie’s Hooker, has made a flying start to the new season.
To date, the magnificent son of End Sweep’s offspring have won 11 races thus far, with his winners this season including such promising performers as In Other Words, Monte Christo, and Baritone.
The latter, bred by Drakenstein Stud, made it two wins from just three outings when scoring over 1400m for champion trainer Justin Snaith at Kenilworth on Saturday and Baritone looks an above average three-year-old in the making.
A well bred colt, the Michael De Broglio owned Baritone was a R350 000 buy from last year’s National Sale, and he does not look like stopping here.
Baritone was one of three winners on Saturday for Trippi, with the others including Cardinal and Alaca. Not only is Trippi a top class stallion but he is also a versatile one, with the weekend’s results simply underlining this.
With Baritone and Cardinal scoring on turf, Alaca made it two wins from just three outings when bolting up to win by more than three lengths on the Vaal’s sand track. Bred by Wicklow Stud, Alaca could hardly have won more easily on Saturday, and this speedy colt looks capable of winning more races.
South Africa’s Leading Sire of 3YOs last season, Trippi has an exceptionally well bred crop of 2yos batting for him this season, which suggests his success is not about to end anytime soon.
Among Trippi’s 2yos in 2015-2016 are juveniles out of such top class stakes winners as Candy Singer (G3 Jubilee Handicap), Cyber Cento (G2 SA Oaks), Hollywoodboulevard (G3 Fillies Mile), Imperious Star (G1 Woolavington Stakes), Joshua’s Princess, Lady Windermere (Equus Champion), Little Miss Magic (G1 Empress Club Stakes), Mana Mou (G3 Man O’War Sprint), Mocha Java (G3 Tommy Hotspur Hcp), Sangria Girl (R900 000 earner), and Surabi (G2 Camellia Stakes).
The best is yet to come!