Former champion sire Trippi enjoyed a really memorable weekend this past week.
The prolific son of End Sweep was not only represented by four individual winners in South Africa, but Trippi also features as the broodmare sire of Saturday’s impressive US graded stakes winner Miss Sunset.
The latter, a daughter of Into Mischief, picked up the first graded win of her career when wearing down pacesetter Chalon to land the G2 Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland by half a length.
Trained by Jeff Bonde, Miss Sunset, a six time stakes winner, has now won seven of just 11 starts and more than $600 000 in stakes.
Bonde said after the win, “Every time this filly runs, she’s one of the most honest horses I’ve ever had in a long time. She gives it her all.”
Miss Sunset, who was produced by Trippi’s three time winning daughter Tuscan Sunset, is one of four stakes winners to represent Trippi as a broodmare sire in 2017, with others including G3 Illinois Derby hero Multiplier.
Trippi, whose 3yos this season include the brilliant and unbeaten Broadway Trip, also enjoyed a four-timer on local shores.
His daughter Burning Mist won by nearly four lengths when breaking her maiden over 1200m on Friday, while Trippi’s ever green son Fifty Cents made it win number five when successful over 1400m at Durbanville a day later.
Trippi is also sire of the exciting three-year-old White River, who made it win number two from just three outings when successful at Durbanville on Saturday. Despite being badly in at weight for age terms and making his first appearance at Durbanville, the Drakenstein Stud bred colt ran on smartly to down older rivals over 1400m and White River looks to have a progressive look about him.
Fourth winner for Trippi this weekend came when his Lammerskraal Stud bred daughter Kilauea ran on too powerfully for G2 Gold Bracelet winner Fort Ember in a conditions plate over a mile. Now a winner of four (from 1200-1600m), Kilauea had finished a close second in the Listed Syringa Handicap two starts back and she could well pick up more black type this season.
A champion sire whose offspring have earned more than $57 000 000, Trippi will be represented by three lots at next month’s CTS Ready To Run Sale.
Original Article Written By: Cape Breeders Club