Drakenstein Stud’s champion resident sire Trippi enjoyed a quickfire local treble over the past weekend, with his runners enjoying success in two different provinces. (Trippi has been responsible for four winners since Wednesday in South Africa overall).
The G1 winning son of End Sweep had a Friday double when his only two runners carded on the day won races seven and eight respectively. His Highlands Stud bred son Dawnbreaker made it win number three from his last four races (and sixth win overall) when running out a one and a quarter length winner of a pinnacle stakes (Friday’s seventh race) over1400m at Fairview for trainer Gavin Smith and rider Lyle Hewitson.
Out of the National Assembly mare Enchanted Dawn, Dawnbreaker is bred on the same Trippi/National Assembly cross as high class stakes winning racemares Agra (dam of recent winner Mumtaz), Live Life and Franny.
His sire made it a quick double when daughter Gotoluvher scored a courageous win for trainer Tara Laing and jockey Chase Maujean in Friday’s final at Fairview. Bred by the Drakenstein Stud, the five-year-old has done nothing wrong since relocating to Fairview and has won or finished second in all three of her Eastern Cape races. Out of the Holy Roman Emperor mare Jambalaya, Gotoluvher produced a fine turn of foot to get up in the final stages of the 1300m and procure the third win of her career.
Trippi’s good form continued at Greyville on Sunday when daughter Flamenco Dancer powered home down the inside to score the second win of her career when flying up late to win Sunday’s last race, a fillies and mares handicap over 1200m , by a head.
Bred by the Riethuiskraal Stud, Flamenco Dancer is out of Complete Warrior matron Pirate Lady and she is bred on the same Trippi/Complete Warrior cross as G1 winner Deo Juvente and ill-fated star sprinter Trip Tease.
South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2015-2016, Trippi, who is broodmare sire of recent G1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity runner up Signalman, is currently responsible for 72 stakes winners (and another 73 black type performers), and his progeny has banked more than $59 000 000 in total at the time of writing.
Joined at Drakenstein this season by his Selangor Cup winning son Gold Standard, Trippi looks set to be well represented in several major 3yo contests coming up later in October. His son Herodotus has been entered for the Listed Racing Association Stakes, while Trippi daughter Lesedi La Rona is among the hopefuls for the 2018 G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship.
His brilliant G3 Spring Spree Stakes winning son Chimichuri Run joins fellow Trippi son Trip To The Sky as entries for the G3 Cape Classic due to be run at Kenilworth on October 27th.
Trippi has a single lot on offer at the 2018 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, and two two-year-olds on sale at the 2018 CTS Ready To Run Sale.