Drakenstein Stud’s prominent, resident sire Trippi enjoyed a magnificent day at Scottsville on Saturday.
His daughter Real Princess became her sire’s fifth individual Grade One winner when she stormed home to win the G1 City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint –with fellow Trippi daughter, and multiple graded stakes winner, Lanner Falcon a close but unlucky fourth in the same race.
Relaxed in midfield as Fly By Night went quickly, and when the brimming-with-confidence Anthony Delpech gave her the office, Real Princess stretched clear to win the R600 000 contest by 1,25 lengths in a time of 68 secs, beating G1 winner Fly By Night into second, with third going to recent G2 Camellia Stakes winner Joan Ranger.
Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Real Princess was making it back to back graded wins, having picked up the G3 Poinsettia Stakes at her previous outing. Trained by Dean Kannemeyer for Khaya Stables, the four-year-old filly, a winner of six of her 15 outings, was a R2 700 000 buy (and third top lot sold) from the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Trippi is also the sire of talented and progressive three-year-old African Ruler who finished a cracking second in Saturday’s R1 000 000 G1 Tsogo Sun Sprint, defeating no fewer than five proven Grade One performers in the process, including former Equus Champion Seventh Plain.
Runner up previously in the G3 Man O’War Sprint, the gelded African Ruler clearly rates as one of the top 3yo sprinters around and has now won or placed in ten of his 11 outings. A major win is surely on the cards for African Ruler, who reeled off a hatrick of wins earlier in the season.
Trippi could enjoy more big success next Saturday -he has no fewer than three runners in the G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge, while his outstanding, four time G1 winning daughter Inara is set to take her place in the G2 Tibouchina Stakes on the same card.
African Ruler is one of 11 stakes horses to have emerged from Trippi’s current 3yo crop. This crop is also responsible for CTS Million Dollar hero Illuminator (who has earned over R8 000 000), G1 filly Taffety Tart, G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes winner Fromafar, and Guineas winner Brilliant Crimson.
Trippi, the sire of over 120 stakes horses and counting, has two lots on offer at the Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale at the end of the month –
Lot 57 – bred on the same cross as Trippi’s high class stakes winners Agra and Franny, this filly (a half sister to 4 winners) is out of a winning own sister to ill-fated champion and multiple G1 winner National Currency and a three parts sister to champion filly and G1 producer Enchantress
Lot Lot 269 –this blue blooded filly is out of a G3 placed Jet Master half sister to Trippi’s Equus Champion and millionaire Hammie’s Hooker, making the filly on offer a three parts sister to that brilliant filly