Sons of Philanthropist, Trippi lines up in Grade One sprint
Phil’s Dream, a son of the beautifully bred young sire Philanthropist, and Tripski, by leading SA based sire Trippi, are two of 11 runners set to contest Sunday’s Gr1 Nearctic Stakes.
The Nearctic, the final leg of the Breeders Cup “Win And You’re In” Challenge, is a $300 000 on the turf.
The 1200m sprint will be run at Woodbine, and has attracted some talented performers, including the high-class Riding The River (earner of nearly $1 000 000), and stakes winners Bear No Joke, Fatal Bullet and Longhunter.
Phil’s Dream, who has won his last two on the trot, is from the yard of Paul Buttigieg, while Trippi gelding, Tripski, is a six time stakes winner, who finished fourth last time out in the Troy Stakes.
Philanthropist, whose first foals have received rave reviews, and Trippi both reside at Drakenstein Stud, alongside local champions, Horse Chestnut and What A Winter.