Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi was responsible for both the first and second home in Saturday’s G3 Diana Stakes at Durbanville this weekend, when his daughters Love To Boogie and Miss Katalin filled the first two positions.
Trained by Andre Nel, and one of two graded winners on the day for jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe, the five-year-old Love To Boogie made it career win five, from just 11 outings, with a courageous long neck win over paternal half-sister Miss Katalin, with last year’s Diana winner Goodtime Gal back in third place.
Out of the Jallad mare Jalberry, Love To Boogie had won her first two races in a row before finishing runner up in the 2017 Listed Olympic Duel Stakes.
It was a first graded victory for the Anthony Peter bred Love To Boogie, who had been a R550 000 buy from the 2015 National Yearling Sale. The mare was winning her second feature race in a row, having previously triumphed in July’s Listed Off To Stud Stakes at Greyville. The 2018 Diana Stakes was however a first graded win for Love To Boogie.
Trippi’s Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes winning daughter Miss Katalin impressed by flying up late for second, and the Justin Snaith trained four-year-old looks on course for a big Cape Summer Season. The regally bred Miss Katalin has now earned more than R1.48 million in prize money.
Remarkably, Trippi went close to enjoying more big race success as a broodmare sire on Saturday -his maternal grandson Signalman stamped himself a potential Breeders’ Cup runner when finishing second in the G1 Breeders Futurity on Saturday. Signalman, a son of General Quarters, is out of the unraced Trippi mare Trip South and the promising 2yo has won or placed in all three of his starts.
Trippi, South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2015-2016, has been now been responsible for three Diana winners, with his star daughters Inara and Hammie’s Hooker having lifted the Durbanville feature in 2015 and 2013 respectively.
Love To Boogie is one of 15 graded/group winning fillies sired by Trippi with others include the above mentioned pair of Inara and Hammie’s Hooker, G1 Spinaway Stakes heroine R Heat Lightning, Queen Mary Stakes victress Jealous Again, G1 winning sprinter Real Princess, millionaire Lanner Falcon, G1 Golden Slipper winner For The Lads, Sceptre Stakes victress Live Life, and outstanding broodmare and G3 Winning Colors Stakes winner Miss Macy Sue.
Trippi, whose 3yos this season include the brilliant, dual G3 winner Chimichuri Run, has a well bred son (Lot 85) on offer at the 2018 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale. This colt, named Hurricane Harry, is a half-brother to new sire and dual G1 winner Rabada and Friday’s winner Bakkies.
The G1 winning son of End Sweep also has two lots on offer at the 2018 CTS Ready To Run Sale –a filly (Lot 51) from the great Denise’s Joy family, and a colt (Lot 112) who is out of the G2 placed Dynasty mare Pacific Dynasty and is thus a half-brother to current smart 3yo Frank Lloyd Wright.