26 February 2023

Drakenstein Stud’s outstanding sire Trippi reached a significant landmark on Saturday when his son Pacaya won the Listed Gordon’s Gin Jet Master Stakes (1600m) at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth.

In landing the Jet Master Stakes, four-year-old Pacaya became his sire’s 90th individual stakes winner.

Under a great ride from JP Van Der Merwe, the Justin Snaith trained Pacaya powered home from well back in the field to get up in the shadow of the post and land the R225 000 feature by a head, while relegating the game front runner Quasiforsure into second place.

Bred by Drakenstein Stud, the gelded Pacaya has now won four of just 11 starts, with Saturday’s race being just Pacaya’s second start since last May.

Pacaya, who is out of the Black Minnaloushe mare Ash Cloud, had been rated high enough to contest the 2022 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate where he was beaten less than four lengths by Drakenstein Stud’s new stallion Jet Dark.

Trippi, whose progeny also include the aforementioned Jet Dark, went close to having a feature race double on Saturday with his G1 Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas winning son Charles Dickens finishing a close up second in Saturday’s G1 Splashout Cape Derby, while yet another son of Trippi, Trip Of Fortune, finished third in the same day’s G2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes.

Trippi’s G2 Selangor Cup winning son Gold Standard also went close to having feature race success on the day, with Gold Standard filly Hold My Hand finishing second in Saturday’s Listed Schweppes Cape Oaks.

South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2015-2016, Trippi is having an outstanding season this year, with his flagbearers headed by G1 WSB Cape Town Met winner Jet Dark and millionaire Charles Dickens, as well as graded stakes winners Crome Yellow, Santa Maria and Trip Of Fortune.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club