Trippi colt tops Ready To Run Sale | Cape Breeders Club

Trippi colt tops Ready To Run Sale

5th Nov 2018

Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi enjoyed a memorable weekend, with his progeny enjoying success in the sales ring, on the track and a daughter featuring as the dam of a prominent Breeders’ Cup runner.


Trippi colt Hurricane Harry proved the star attraction at Sunday’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, held in Germiston.
Consigned by Summerhill Sales (Agent), the colt was knocked down to Nick Jonsson for R2.3 million –a price more than double the price of the second lot sold at Sunday’s sale.

Despite having only one lot on offer, Trippi, whose recent feature race winners include Chimichuri Run and Love To Boogie, ended the Ready To Run Sale as the second Leading Sire by Aggregate.

It is not the first time this year, that Trippi has enjoyed success in a South African sales ring. South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2015-2016, whose local yearlings have made up to R6 000 000, had a colt fetch R2.5 million at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale earlier this year.

The son of End Sweep had a pair of SA winners over the weekend, with Monte Christo picking up the fifth win of his career at Greyville on Sunday, and the Drakenstein Stud bred Lord Windermere winning for a fourth time on Friday.

Trippi’s runners, Chimichuri Run and Railtrip, finished second and third in Saturday’s G3 Graham Beck Stakes and Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup respectively.

The Drakenstein Stud based bay has also made his mark at the Breeders’ Cup. Not only did Trippi daughters R Heat Lightning (2nd G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies) and Miss Macy Sue (3rd Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint) fill placings in past Breeders Cup races, but Trippi’s broodmare daughters are also now making their presence on the Breeders’ Cup.


Miss Macy Sue is dam of Liam’s Map (won G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile) and Not This Time (2nd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile), while another Trippi daughter is the dam of current high class US 2yo Signalman. The latter, who is out of Trippi mare Trip South, confirmed his penultimate effort (when second in the G1 Breeders’ Futurity) when running third in Friday’s G1 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs. Clearly among the leaders of his generation, Signalman looks destined to pick up a decent prize before too long.

Trippi was also broodmare sire of Saturday’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint contender Miss Sunset (out of Trippi daughter Tuscan Sunset)–who has earned nearly $900 000 in stakes. The latter made $825 000 at Sunday’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

The sire of more than 70 stakes winners, Trippi has two juveniles on offer at this month’s CTS Ready To Run Sale.

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