Trippi’s good form continues
Drakenstein Stud’s resident stallion Trippi has enjoyed a great run of form with his runners this season.
Trippi at the time of writing is South Africa’s second leading sire of 2yos (by prize money) and South Africa’s seventh leading sire on the general log.
The stallion had a great weekend, when no fewer than four of his offspring found the winners enclosure.
Tulbagh Trip was the first winner for Trippi this weekend, when he broke his maiden by 9.5 lengths at Turffontein. His victory was followed up 2yo Sebonac broke her maiden and became Trippi’s seventh juvenile winner for the season.
Trippi’s eighth 2yo winner for the 2013-2014 season followed quickly, when Magical Trip won a good race for in-form trainer Justin Snaith, scoring by a neck over 1000m.
The Trippi foursome was completed when Cape Siskin won the second race on East Cape Derby day – again for Justin Snaith.
Trippi has an exceptional crop of 3yos this year, which includes Grade One winner and Equus Award nominee For The Lads, as well as Lanner Falcon (2nd Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas) and Not Sulking (3rd Gr1 SA Fillies Classic). Trippi’s sophomores also include the highly talented gelding Trip Tease, a winner of five of his eight starts to date, including the Gr3 Man O’War Stakes. Trip Tease, who was bred by the Zandvliet Stud, has won his last four outings on the bounce.
Trippi, whose juveniles include unbeaten Gr3 Godolphin Barb Stakes winner Punk Rocker, was once again highly popular at the various yearling sales in 2014.
At the Cape Premier Yearling Sale, Trippi sired yearlings fetched up to R3.2 million, while at the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, a colt out of National Banker was knocked down for R1.6 million.
With a Trippi filly fetching R800 000 at the March Yearling Sale to boot, Trippi remains a hot property in the South Africa sales ring.