Great weekend for Trippi!
Drakenstein Stud Trippi had plenty of success this last weekend. Not only did the son of End Sweep score a double at Durbanville on Saturday, but his son, Majestic Stride, scored a notable win at Santa Anita on Sunday.
Trippi, whose offspring have been in devastating form lately, particularly in the Cape, was quick off the mark on Saturday when son, Sir Duke, who saluted at Durbanville in the first race, gave his sire a second debut winner in just 3 days. Trippi’s daughter Mysterio had made a winning debut at Durbanville just three days earlier.
Sir Duke, who is owned by Markus and Ingrid Jooste, was bred by the late Roy Eckstein. His dam, Jenna (by Captain Al), is a winning half-sister to high-class Gr3 winner Market Cap.
Trippi’s next winner on the day came when his brilliant daughter, Hammie’s Hooker, scored a smart win in one of the afternoon’s feature races – the Gr3 Diana Stakes, worth R150 000.
An unlucky second in last year’s Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas, Hammie’s Hooker took her record to six wins in just 14 outings with a convincing one and a quarter length win in Saturday’s race.
The Mike Bass trained filly will now be aimed at the Gr1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes on Met day. Owned by Messrs Jooste, Ressell and Shirtliff, the Zandvliet Stud bred filly was the sale topper at the 2011 Cape Regional Summer Yearling Sale, where she fetched R325 000.
Trippi’s North American winner came in the form of his son, Majestic Stride. The lightly raced saluted by 2.25 lengths in an allowance race at Santa Anita on Sunday.
His sire stands at Drakenstein Stud for a stud fee of R120 000. Trippi has been represented by 38 stakes winners, to date, and his offspring have earned in excess of $46 000 000.
He has six lots on offer at the 2013 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale, including a half-sister to the talented but ill-fated Lostintranslation, a colt out of Gr3 Algoa Cup winner Escapology, and a half-sister to smart performers Sun City and Majestic Sun.