Drakenstein Stud’s red hot sire Trippi enjoyed a tremendous few days recently, with his progeny setting both the racetrack and sales ring alight!
The son of End Sweep was represented by his 64th individual stakes winner when his talented daughter Real Princess picked up the first black type win of her career when successful in Sunday’s G3 Poinsettia Stakes at Scottsville.
The Klawervlei Stud bred four-year-old, who races for Khaya Stables, outpointed Trippi’s G2 Diadem Stakes winning daughter Lanner Falcon to land Sunday’s R250 000 race by a neck –giving Trippi a memorable 1-2 finish in this important graded race.
Real Princess, a R2 700 000 buy from the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, looks likely to head for the G1 City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint (over the same course and distance of her Sunday victory) next.
Remarkably, she is the 11th stakes winner for Trippi this season, and this tally looks sure to rise still further before the end of the season.
Trippi’s good run of success continued at Fairview’s Monday meeting, where his only two runners, Naval Intelligence and Bonfire Heart, won races five and six respectively, while his daughter Kilauea finished a creditable second in Saturday’s G2 Camellia Stakes on Champions Day, and promising son, Double Appeal, finished third in the G1 SA Nursery.
The stallion will also be strongly represented in Friday night’s graded races at Greyville –his daughters Taffety Tart, Fromafar and Shatoosh are all runners in the G2 Daisy Fillies Guineas, while promising Trippi son Baritone lines up in the G2 Canon Guineas on the same card. Trippi also has two runners, Night Trip and Triptique, entered for Friday’s G2 Drill Hall Stakes.
Understandably, Trippi’s tremendous success on the track has carried over into the sales ring.
A daughter of Trippi topped last week’s National Yearling Sale, with the Wilgerbosdrift bred lass, named Lara Yara, fetching R2 500 000 to become the highest priced yearling sold at this year’s National Sale.
Trippi had all nine of his yearlings on offer at the sale sell for a gross total of R 6 625 000 and averaged R736 111.