Seldom, if ever, has one stallion dominated a Grade One feature as has Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi.
The latter is the sire of no fewer than six of the 14 runners for Greyville’s G1 Mercury Sprint this Saturday –making nearly 50% percent of the field for this R800 000 prize sons or daughters of Trippi!
Trippi’s runners in the Mercury Sprint are Trip To Heaven, Trip Tease, Night Trip, Triptique, Real Princess and Lanner Falcon.
Remarkably, all are graded winners –with Trip To Heaven, Triptique, Real Princess and Lanner Falcon all having captured South African graded races this season, and both Trip To Heaven (Rising Sun Gold Challenge) and Real Princess (City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint) have finished first past the post in G1 races this season.
Currently South Africa’s Leading Sire by Stakes, Trippi has been represented by 11 individual stakes winners in 2015-2016, with his progeny having won 16 individual black type races, as well as the inaugural CTS Million Dollar.
The son of End Sweep (who also lies third on the Leading Sires of 2YOS List) has a single lot on offer at next month’s CTS August Two-Year-Old Sale in Cape Town:
Lot 28 –a half brother to five winners, including the very game stakes filly Jabulani Jive (dam of the useful Jubilee Line), this colt is out of G2 SA Fillies Nursery runner up Proud Peyton, and is bred on the same Trippi/National Assembly cross as high class stakes winners Agra and Franny
Trippi also has three juveniles on offer at August’s National Two Year Old Sale:
Lot 189 – this well related filly is out of a winning half sister to G1 winning 2yo Exhilaration and is from the family of July winner Power King and champion filly Wendywood, to name a few
Lot 201- a half brother to a winner, this colt is out of a five time stakes winning daughter of Horse Of The Year and leading Coolmore sire Rock Of Gibraltar
Lot 210 – a half sister to a winner, this filly is out of the very smart stakes winner Atlantic Home. Inbred to the great Mr Prospector, this filly is from the family of G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint hero Sheikh Albadou, Gold Cup hero Little Wolf and Queen’s Hussar- sire of the mighty Brigadier Gerard