Sales topper highlights Trippi double | Cape Breeders Club

Sales topper highlights Trippi double

22nd Nov 2017

Drakenstein Stud’s bang in-form champion sire Trippi, whose daughter Miss Katalin won Saturday’s R2.5 million Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes, enjoyed a quick mid-week double at the Vaal on Tuesday.


The former champion sire’s double was highlighted by an eye catching win by Torre Del Oro, the top lot sold off the 2015 March Yearling Sale.
Bred by Dr Ian Heyns, the Sean Tarry trained Torre Del Oro ran on powerfully, from well off the pace, to land a 1200m handicap by 0.6 of a length. In the process, the four-year-old, who has won or placed in eight of his ten outings, accounted for former G1 SA Nursery winner Arabian Beat and Trippi’s previously unbeaten son Mawsoof.

Out of the Fort Wood mare Fort Sylvia, Torre Del Oro cost R1.3 million from the March Sale.

Another son of Trippi, Trip To Troy, gave his sire a double when the Geoff Woodruff trained five-year-old defied top-weight of 60kgs to land a handicap over 1600m on the same day.
Bred by the Normandy Stud, Trip To Troy picked up the third win of his career when running out a convincing 1.2 length winner of the contest, despite conceding runner up Resolute Captain no less than 4.5 kgs.

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(His trainer is no stranger to training progeny of Trippi, with Geoff also conditioning the sire’s G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge winner Deo Juvente, as well as Saturday’s G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge hope Guns And Roses to name but two).

The sire of 68 stakes winners (and 138 stakes horses in total), and counting, Trippi has will be represented by a quartet of runners in Saturday features at Turffontein. Trippi’s feature race contenders this weekend includes his recent Listed Golden Loom Handicap winning son Graduation Day –who contests the G2 World Sports Merchants.

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