Trippi’s International winners
Leading local sire Trippi had a fantastic weekend with impressive winners on two different continents!
In Cape Town, Trippi’s juvenile daughter Pemba Island made an impressive winning debut for trainer Justin Snaith and owners Drakenstein Stud, Dr and Mrs Jacobs, and Ingrid and Markus Jooste.
The 1000m maiden plate, was, in fact, a 1-2 triumph for Trippi, whose juvenile daughter Abyssinia was half a length back in second place.
Pemba Island, who was bred by Highlands Farm, was a R600 000 buy at the 2012 Cape Premier Yearling Sale – and she looks to have a bright future ahead of her.
On Sunday, Trippi’s 5yo son, Seventy Niner, won the ninth race at Monmouth Park, while on the same day, the stallion’s Grade Three winning son, Let It Rock, triumphed at Gulfstream Park
Let It Rock has now won nine races including the Grade Three Razorback Handicap.
This has been another good season locally for Trippi, whose daughter For The Lads is a fancied contender for Saturday’s Grade One Thekwini Stakes. For The Lads, who has been nominated for the Cape Breeders Champion 2yo Filly award, had earlier won the Grade One Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper, over some of South Africa’s top juvenile fillies.
Trippi has some exceptionally promising juveniles representing him this season, with the likes of Pemba Island and For The Lads been joined by such as Cape Sugarbird, Lanner Falcon, Not Sulking and the recently quarantined for export, Journeyman.
He is currently fifth on the leading juvenile sires list, ahead of such star sires as Dubawi, Silvano and Western Winter.
The leading first crop sire of last season, Trippi stands at the Drakenstein Stud.