Drakenstein’s resident stallion Trippi enjoyed a fantastic run of success during 2015. The son of End Sweep was represented by no fewer than 16 black type winners last year who combined to win no fewer than 22 individual black type races.
Trippi also made headlines in North America as the broodmare sire of one of that continent’s top performers, Liam’s Map. The latter won three of his four starts in 2015, including both the G1 Woodward Stakes (by four and three quarter lengths) and G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (by two and a half lengths). Liam’s Map, who set a new track record in the Dirt Mile, also finished second in the G1 Whitney Stakes to the brilliant Honor Code.
These impressive performances have earned Liam’s Map an Eclipse Award nomination for Champion Older Dirt Male.
Now standing at Lane’s End Stud (for a first year fee of $25 000), Liam’s Map won in total six of his eight outings and earned over $1.3 million in prize money.
He is out of Trippi’s talented and tough daughter Miss Macy Sue, whose 11 wins included no fewer than six stakes races. Miss Macy Sue, who earned over $800 000 in prize money, also finished third in the now G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
Trippi (currently second on the South African general sires list) will be well represented on L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate day this Saturday. His 13 runners on the day include runners in all four features –the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes, G2 Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Hcp, and G3 Cartier Politician Stakes.