15 May 2023

Drakenstein Stud’s red-hot resident sire Trippi, fresh off supplying a pair of graded stakes winners at Hollywoodbets Greyville last weekend, was at it again at Greyville on Saturday when the stallion’s sons Pacaya and Winchester Mansion finished first and second respectively in Saturday’s G2 World Sports Betting 1900 -a traditional pointer to the G1 Durban July later in the season.

Trained by Justin Snaith, four-year-old Pacaya was making his first start on Saturday since capturing the Listed Gordon’s Gin Jet Master Stakes back in February, but was given a typically well judged ride by Richard Fourie which saw the gelding swoop home to stamp his G1 Hollywoodbets Durban July claims.

Making the most of a good draw, Pacaya was in front some way from home, and Fourie kept his mount going gallantly to withstand a challenge from Pacaya’s paternal half-brother Winchester Mansion and score by a long neck.

Bred by Drakenstein Stud (also breeders of Winchester Mansion), Pacaya has now won five of just 12 starts, with the gelding having already banked R551 400 in prize money.

Pacaya, who is out of the Black Minnaloushe mare Ash Cloud, is one of 90 stakes winners for Trippi.

The evergreen Trippi, South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2015-2016, has been having an outstanding season, even by his high standards, in 2022-2023 thus far. Not only is Trippi the sire of 2023 G1 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met winner Jet Dark, now retired to Drakenstein Stud, but he is also responsible for this season’s star performers Charles Dickens and Trip Of Fortune.

That pair, between them, have captured seven graded races this season namely the G1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes, G1 Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas, G2 World Sports Betting Green Point Stakes, G2 World Sports Betting Guineas, G2 Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes, G3 Hollywoodbets Matchem Stakes and G3 Cape Classic.

Trippi is an increasingly successful broodmare sire, and is damsire of outstanding US stallion Not This Time, sire of impressive recent G1 Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes winner Up To The Mark. A son of Giant’s Causeway and the Trippi mare Miss Macy Sue, Not This Time is currently ninth on the Leading Sires List, by stakes, in North America.
At the time of writing, Not This Time had been responsible for three individual stakes winners in 2023, with this tally also including G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner Sibelius.

Original article by Cape Breeders Club.