Drakenstein Stud’s reigning champion sire Trippi celebrated yet another big win on Friday when his blue blooded daughter Live Life downed some of South Africa’s top sprinting fillies to win the G2 Cartier Sceptre Stakes, on the first day of the 2017 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate race meeting at Kenilworth on Friday.
Bred by Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm (also responsible for 2017 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Legal Eagle), Live Life stormed up late to post a 0.75 of a length success in Friday’s R400 000 sprint.
In the process, the Candice Bass-Robinson trained three-year-old accounted for triple G1 winner Carry On Alice, with G3 Champagne Stakes winner Beach Goddess back in third, with Trippi’s G1 City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint winner Real Princess among the beaten runners.
Live Life, who stopped the clock in a time of 72.6 seconds for the 1200m race, was a R2 500 000 buy from the 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
She is the latest high class performer bred on the Trippi/National Assembly cross, with this cross having also produced G3 Magnolia Handicap heroine Franny and Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes winner Agra.
Friday’s G2 winner is the 67th stakes winner for Trippi, whose G2 Selangor Cup winning son Gold Standard is one of the leading fancies for the upcoming G1 Investec Cape Derby and whose star sprinter Trip To Heaven (a runner in Saturday’s G2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes) holds an entry in the G1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship.
Champion sire in South Africa in 2015-2016, Trippi has 13 lots on offer at the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale:
Lot 30 –out of a half sister to champion Jeppe’s Reef and Derby winner Disco Al, this colt’s second dam is an Oaks winning daughter of champion sire Badger Land
Lot 32 –out of a G2 winning daughter of top sire Dynasty, the colt has a real stallion’s pedigree, with his relatives including champion, and Coolmore sire War Command, and former top sire Silver Hawk
Lot 50 –this filly is out of a three time winning half sister to the dam of Equus Champions Let’s Rock ‘n Roll and In The Fast Lane and recent Listed Singspiel Stakes hero Light The Lights, also the family of recent Fillies Guineas winner Heaps Of Fun and recent feature winner The Elmo Effect.
Lot 69 – this colt is out of a Fillies Guineas runner up by champion Australian sprinter General Nediym
Lot 70 –this filly is out of former G2 KRA Fillies Guineas winner Gibraltar Blue, a Rock Of Gibraltar three parts sister to Irish G3 winner Scream Blue Murder. Family of G1 winner Runyon
Lot 82- out of a winning Jet Master half sister to a G2 winner, this colt’s second dam (a three parts sister to G2 winner Fort Vogue) is a half sister to champion Highland Night and G1 winning sire Warm White Night
Lot 120 –bred on the reverse cross as retired G1 Breeders’ Cup runner up Not This Time, this colt is out of a Giant’s Causeway half sister to 2 European classic winners, and his third dam was second in the English 1000 Guineas
Lot 139 – this colt is a three parts brother to Trippi’s multiple stakes winning son Night Trip and hails from the same family as French legends Peintre Celebre and Pawneese as well as recent G1 Prix Ganay hero Planteur
Lot 140 –a sister to a winner, this filly is out of a G3 three parts sister to Equus Champion Argonaut and top class stakes winner Simply Salmon, the family of G1 winner Finest View
Lot 152 –this filly is out of a G1 placed Captain Al half sister to G1 winning sprinter Contador
Lot 185 –a half brother to a four time winner, this colt is out of an El Prado three parts sister to a stakes winner and is from the same family as US sire legend Fappiano, G1 winner and successful SA sire Go Deputy, and top class US sire/broodmare sire Quiet American –among many others
Lot 192 – a half brother to a winner, this colt is out of a G1 winning daughter of top sire Kahal and is from the same family as recent dual G1 winner Rabada
Lot 209 – a full brother to a useful winner, this colt is out of a stakes placed own sister to G1 winner Little Miss Magic, the family of G1 winners Bilateral, State Treasure and champion Tara’s Touch
Lot 233 – a half or full brother to 4 winners, this colt is out of a winning daughter of champion sire Western Winter and is from the same family as G1 winners Bold Thatch, Vega and Villandry