Drakenstein Stud’s leading sire Trippi has begun the new season as he ended it –with a flood of winners.
Trippi, who ended 2014-2015 as South Africa’s fourth leading sire by stakes and the leading sire of 3yos by prize money, was represented by a treble of winners since Saturday with his treble including a repeat feature race winner and an eye catching debut scorer.
First of the Trippi sired winners to salute was In Other Words, who made it three wins on the bounce when scoring for champion trainer Sean Tarry and owner Chris Van Niekerk at Greyville on Saturday. The newly turned 4yo filly, who was bred by this season’s champion breeders’ Klawervlei Stud, has now won three of her four starts and looks unlikely to stop here.
A R300 000 purchase from the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 1), In Other Words was produced by the Caesour mare See Me Fly.
Night Trip made it back to back wins in the Listed Darley Arabian, when he won that 1600m by a neck from Uncle Tommy, with Big Cat back in third place.
This Mike Bass trained 6yo has trained on well and has now won six races and over R570 000 for owners Markus and Ingrid Jooste, Marsh Shirtliff and Bryn Ressell.
Bred by Drakenstein Stud, Night Trip cost R400 000 at the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
The other Trippi sired winner in the new season came in the form of the beautifully bred Mountain Boy won first time out over 1200m at Greyville on Sunday for owner Khaya Stables. This newly turned 3yo is a magnificent looking specimen and cost connections R1.6 million at last year’s National Sale.
Mountain Boy is one of a number of promising looking 3yos who will represent their sire this year. Others include the high class stakes winners Jane S Piddy and Speedy Suzy, as well as the highly rated Cuban Emerald.
Trippi is also broodmare sire of the talented US galloper Liam’s Map (by Unbridled’s Song) – a likely runner in this weekend’s Gr1 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga.