A daughter of Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi proved hugely popular at Sunday’s Klawervlei Farm Sale.
Catalogued as lot 42, the lovely chestnut was knocked down for R900 000 –making the filly the third top lot sold overall at the 2016 Farm Sale.
Out of a Badger Land mare, the Trippi filly is a full sister to this season’s G2 Premier Trophy hero Paterfamilias (who himself fetched R2 100 000 at the 2011 National Sale). She also continues the great run of success that Trippi has enjoyed in the sales ring this year –his offspring have fetched up to R3 300 000 in 2016 (and he was also responsible for the 2016 R2.5 million sales topper at this year’s National Yearling Sale).
Paterfamilias is one of 11 stakes winners representing Trippi this season. Trippi, whose runners have earned over R16.1 million in 2015-2016, has enjoyed another magnificent season, with his top performers including G1 City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint winner Real Princess, R8 000 000 plus earner Illuminator, top sprinter Triptique, G1 sprinter African Ruler, and G1 Sansui Summer Cup runner up Deo Juvente. He is also the sire of current high class 2yos Double Appeal, Flying Myth and Live Life.
Trippi is also the sire of Trip To Heaven, who finished first past the post in Saturday’s G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge. Bred by Highlands Farm, Trip To Heaven, who has now earned nearly R1 000 000 in stakes, is a proven high class performer whose past victories include both the G2 Merchants and G2 Jo’burg Spring Challenge. Trip To Heaven is one of three runners by Trippi to entered in Friday night’s G2 Post Merchants (the others being Ferrie and Old Em).
His sire (sire of the KZN Yearling Sale’ topper last year) has two quality lots on offer at the upcoming Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale –
Lot 57 – bred on the same cross as Trippi’s stakes winners Agra and Franny, this blue blooded filly (a half sister to 4 winners) is out of a winning own sister to ill-fated Equus Champion National Currency and her dam is also a three parts sister to Champion and G1 producer Enchantress
Lot 269 –this well bred filly is out of a G3 Jet Master ½ sister to the Trippi sired champion and millionaire Hammie’s Hooker, making the filly on offer a three parts sister to that seven time stakes winner