Leading sire Trippi, whose runners have been in deadly form this season, had yet another cracking weekend.
The handsome End Sweep son had no fewer than five individual winners this weekend –with all three of his runners at Kenilworth on Saturday finding the winners box.
First of the Trippi sired runners to score was the Mike de Kock trained Tayaar, who picked up his first win when successful at Greyville over 1900m on Friday.
Another son of the sire, Dolphin, won the first race at Turffontein the following day, when the Drakenstein Stud bred gelding (a half brother to lot 42 at Sunday’s Val De Vie Sale), broke his maiden by over three lengths when successful over 1000m.
Trippi’s tally rose by three at Kenilworth on the same day, when all of Mr Bond (Race 3), Inanna (Race 6) and Tripinthemist (Race 7) won their respective heats.
The sire of recent CTS Million Dollar hero Illuminator (who has now banked over R8.3 million in stakes), Trippi is the sire of 60 stakes winners (and counting) and nearly 120 stakes performers.
His talented son Tiger Territory will be looking to provide Trippi with more feature race glory as he lines up in Tuesday night’s G3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap at Turffontein.
Currently South Africa’s leading sire by stakes earned (his progeny have already won nine black type features this season), Trippi is also represented by some exciting 2yos this season, including impressive debut winner Water Lily Lake.
Trippi, whose offspring have earned over $52 million in stakes, has just one lot on offer at Sunday’s Val De Vie Yearling Sale.
This is lot 8 –a beautifully bred colt, whose three time winning dam (a three parts sister to champion Ice Cube) is a half sister to G1 winning star Grand Emporium and whose second dam is champion filly Whistling Dixie.