Bay 1997 – Height 16.1hh
- SA CHAMPION SIRE 2016
- Joint SA yearling Sale Record: R6m
- Champion Sire of 3yo’s 2015 & 2016
- Champion SA First Season Sire 2012
16% stakes horses/runners
Sire of Equus Champion Older Female Hammie’s Hooker & Inara – 1st filly to win Gr1 in all 3 provinces
Sire of 2x Equus Special Achievement Awards 2016
Sire of 7 stakes horses from his first crop to race in SA
Sire of 36 Gr1 horses & damsire of Liam’s Map – dual Gr1 winner in USA (2015)
Sire of CTS $1m winner Illuminator & R2.5m Lanzerac RtoR winner Miss Katalin
- 2011 Cape Premier Sale: Average R566,666 / Top price R1,8m
- 2011 National Sale: Average R432,500 / Top price R2,1m
- 2012 Cape Premier Sale: Average R538,636 / Top price R1,7m
- 2012 National Sale: Average R536,578 / Top price R1,25m
- 2013 Cape Premier Sale: Average R630,416 / Top price R2,7m
- 2013 National Sale: Average R425,416 / Top price R3m
- 2014 Cape Premier Sale: Average R751,562 / Top price R3,2m
- 2014 National Sale: Average R393,947 / Top price R1,6m
- 2015 Cape Premier Sale: Average R780,769 / Top price R2,5m
- 2015 National Sale: Average R486,538 / Top price R1,2m
- 2016 Cape Premier Sale: Average R913,888 / Top price R3,3m
- 2016 National Sale: Average R627,500 / Top price R2,5m
- 2017 Cape Premier Sale: Average R1,267,307 / Top price R6m
- 2018 Cape Premier Sale: Average R944,444 / Top price R2,5m
- 2018 National Sale: Average R463,333 / Top price R1m
- 2019 Cape Premier Sale: Average R615,000 / Top price R800k
TRIPPI 7 wins from 6f to 9f, US$666,220, Belmont Vosburgh S., Gr.1, Riva Ridge S., Gr.2, Tom Fool H., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Flamingo S., Gr.3, Swale S., Gr.3, Allowance 3YO, 2d Gulfstream Park Sprint H., Gr.2, 3d Saratoga Amsterdam S., Gr.3. He entered stud in USA in 2002. Champion Sire in South Africa in 2015-16. Leading South African Sire of 3YOs in 2014-15, 2015-16. Sire of 916 progeny to race, 734 winners (80.0%), earnings of over $60 million, 73 stakes winners, 75 stakes placegetters, inc.
INARA (11f, Shirley Heights, Seattle Slew). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m, R3,923,125, Kenilworth Majorca S., Gr.1-twice, Greyville Garden Province S., Gr.1, Kenilworth Paddock S., Gr.1, Turffontein Empress Club S., Gr.1, Durbanville Diana S., Gr.3, 2d Kenilworth Paddock S., Gr.1, Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Greyville KRA Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Durbanville Itsarush.co.za P., 4th Greyville Tibouchina S., Gr.2, Kenilworth Choice Carriers Championship, Gr.2.
R HEAT LIGHTNING (08f, Gold Fever, Capote). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 5f to 9f, US$952,800, Saratoga Spinaway S., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Oaks, Gr.2, Davona Dale S., Gr.2, 2d Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, Gr.1, Belmont Frizette S., Gr.1, Monmouth Colleen S., L, 4th Gulfstream Park Forward Gal S., Gr.2.
AFRIKABURN (11c, Peintre Celebre, Green Desert). 7 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m to 2018-19, R1,069,600, Greyville Golden Horseshoe S., Gr.1, Fairview Memorial Mile, L, Fairview 1400, Racing Association S., Clairwood Betting World Open an Account Juvenile P., 2d Durbanville Matchem S., Gr.3, Fairview Supabets S., Tabonline.co.za S., A Shak H., 3d Fairview Memorial Mile, L, Founders Trophy, Turffontein Racing It’s a Rush S., Scottsville BON Natural Oils S., Fairview Interbet.co.za S., Play Soccer 6, 10 & 13 S., Tabonline.co.za S., Tab Telebet S.
REAL PRINCESS (11f, Fort Wood, Dancing Champ). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, R996,225, Scottsville South African Fillies Sprint, Gr.1, Poinsettia S., Gr.3, Itsarush.co.za S., Greyville Itsarush.co.za H., 2d Greyville Community Projects S., Meranti Pharmacy P., Kenilworth Haak Fourie and Snyman S., 3d Greyville Mercury Sprint, Gr.1, Kenilworth Southern Cross S., Gr.2, Laisserfaire S., L.
DEO JUVENTE (11g, Complete Warrior, Northfields). 5 wins from 1400m to 2000m, R3,673,300, Turffontein Champions Challenge, Gr.1, Victory Moon S., Gr.2, Book for July Day in Jozi H., 2d Turffontein Summer Cup, Gr.1, Colorado King S., Gr.2, London News S., Gr.3, Premier Racing S., CNS Flooring H., 3d Turffontein Charity Mile, Gr.2, Kenilworth Peninsula H., Gr.2, Turffontein Leaders in Antepost S.
FOR THE LADS (10f, Winter Romance, Hard Up). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, R732,750, Greyville Golden Slipper, Gr.1, Turffontein Ruffian S., L, Vaal Itsarush.co.za H., 2d Greyville Thekwini S., Gr.1, Turffontein Pretty Polly S., Gr.3, Computaform Express Juvenile P., 3d Turffontein Itsarush.co.za P., Fedex Supaswift H.
LOBO’S LEGEND (14c, Western Winter, Wolf Power). 2 wins at 1150m, 1800m in 2017-18, R1,360,275, Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, 2d Turffontein Betting World P.
HAMMIE’S HOOKER (09f, Damascus Gate, Mr. Justice). Champion Older Female in South Africa in 2014-15.10 wins-5 at 2-to 1500m, R1,764,620, Clairwood Tibouchina S., Gr.2-twice, Kenilworth Prix du Cap, Gr.3, Durbanville Diana S., Gr.3, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, Gr.3, Kenilworth Irridescence S., L, Perfect Promise H., L, Clairwood RMT Motor Spares P., 2d Kenilworth Majorca S., Gr.1, Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Greyville Garden Province S., Gr.1, Clairwood Poinsettia S., Gr.3, Kenilworth Victress S., Gr.3, Racing at Durbanville P., 3d Kenilworth Majorca S., Gr.1, Cape Merchants H., Gr.2, Rossgo P., 4th Kenilworth Paddock S., Gr.1, Turffontein Empress Club S., Gr.1, Greyville Garden Province S., Gr.1, Kenilworth Prix du Cap, Gr.3.
TRIP TO HEAVEN (11g, Cee’s Tizzy, Slewpy). 8 wins to 1450m to 2017-18, R2,410,000, Turffontein Merchants H., Gr.2-twice, Johannesburg Spring Challenge, Gr.2, Kenilworth Diadem S., Gr.2, Turffontein Tab Telebet S., Reichmanscapital S., Racing It’s a Rush P., 2d Greyville Gold Challenge, Gr.1-twice, Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1-twice, Turffontein Lebelo Sprint, Gr.3, Book a Table S., 3d Greyville Mercury Sprint, Gr.1, Turffontein Graham Beck S., Gr.3, Tab Pays the Full Dividend, No Limits S., Book for Champions Day in May S.
LANNER FALCON (10f, French Deputy, Risen Star). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, R1,401,025, Kenilworth Diadem S., Gr.2, Champagne S., Gr.3, Ladies Mile, L, Racing, It’s a Rush Conditions P., 2d Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Durbanville Diana S., Gr.3, Kenilworth Prix du Cap, Gr.3, Scottsville Poinsettia S., Gr.3, 3d Kenilworth Majorca S., Gr.1, Sceptre S., Gr.2, Clairwood Poinsettia S., Gr.3, Kenilworth Olympic Duel S., L, 4th Scottsville South African Fillies Sprint, Gr.1, Kenilworth Cape Merchants H., Gr.2, Greyville KRA Fillies Guineas, Gr.2.
GOLD STANDARD (13c, Model Man, Dancing Champ). 3 wins at 1600m, R966,875, Kenilworth Selangor Cup, Gr.2, Fairview Racing Association S., L, 2d Kenilworth Cape Guineas, Gr.1, 4th Kenilworth Sun Met H., Gr.1, Green Point S., Gr.2, Durbanville Matchem S., Gr.3.
PATERFAMILIAS (09g, Badger Land, Where to Dance). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, R762,015, Kenilworth Premier Trophy, Gr.2, Greyville Club Elite S., Turffontein Happy 90th Birthday Johnny Joseph Conditions P., Kenilworth Ferrari Showcased H., 3d Kenilworth Green Point S., Gr.2, Premier Trophy, Gr.2, WP Forklift Trucks H., 4th Kenilworth Selangor Cup, Gr.2.
LIVE LIFE (13f, National Assembly, Harry Hotspur). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, R4,712,500, Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2, CTS Sprint, Golden Bulls P., 2d Kenilworth Perfect Promise Sprint, L, 3d Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1, Southern Cross S., Gr.2, Scottsville Poinsettia S., Gr.3.
TRAVELIN MAN (08c, Gone West, Danzig). 5 wins to 7f, US$330,734, Gulfstream Park Swale S., Gr.2, Sir Shackleton S., L-twice, 2d Gulfstream Park Hutcheson S., Gr.2, Monmouth Teddy Drone S., L, Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint S., L, 4th Belmont Woody Stephens S., Gr.2, Monmouth Decathlon S., L.
TRIPTIQUE (11c, Jallad, Elliodor). 4 wins at 1200m, R537,625, Kenilworth Cape Merchants H., Gr.2, Ediamond H., Queens P., 2d Greyville Drill Hall S., Gr.2, Racing. It’s a Rush S., 3d Greyville Ethekwini Sprint, Scottsville Mike Azzie Racing Stables S.
TRIPPI’S STORM (03g, Storm Bird, Kris). 4 wins from 1m to 9f, US$370,618, Belmont Kelso H., Gr.2, Allowance, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 2d Belmont Bowling Green H., Gr.2, 3d Saratoga Sword Dancer Invitational S., Gr.1, 4th Belmont Man o’ War S., Gr.1.
JEALOUS AGAIN (07f, Bold Ruckus, Sinister Purpose). 2 wins at 2, Royal Ascot Queen Mary S., Gr.2, 2d Churchill Downs Kentucky Juvenile S., Gr.3.
TRIP TEASE (10g, Complete Warrior, Rampaging Native). 15 wins to 1100m, R1,509,950, Turffontein Man o’ War Sprint H., Gr.3, Lebelo Sprint, Gr.3, Golden Loom H., L, Vaal Hampton H., L, Pinnacle S., Computaform Express H., Turffontein Racing Association H., Racing It’s a Rush S., Hennenman Memorial S., Vaal Racing. It’s a Rush S.-twice, Racing. It’s a Rush H., Whoislouis.co.za H., Scottsville Easter Dash H., 2d Vaal Hampton H., L, Turffontein Gold Rush Sprint H., Vaal Emerald Cup Raceday H., 3d Vaal Triple Crown Coming Soon P., Turffontein Camargue S., Vaal Racing. It’s a Rush S., Racing Association H., 4th Turffontein Computaform Sprint H., Gr.1-twice.
MISS MACY SUE (03f, Great Above, Damascus). 11 wins-1 at 2-at 5½f, 6f, US$880,915, Churchill Downs Winning Colors S., Gr.3, Prairie Meadows Saylorville S., L-twice, Oaklawn Park Carousel S., L, Prairie Meadows Prairie Rose S., L, Presque Isle Downs Masters S., L, 2d Churchill Downs Winning Colors S., Gr.3, Prairie Meadows Saylorville S., L, Mountaineer Park West Virginia Secretary of State S., L, Presque Isle Downs Masters S., L, Prairie Meadows Iowa State Fair S., L, 3d Woodbine Ontario Fashion S., L, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint S., L, 4th Saratoga Honorable Miss H., Gr.2-twice, Prairie Meadows Panthers S., L.
FRANNY (09f, National Assembly, Royal Prerogative). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1150m, R615,500, Turffontein Pretty Polly S., Gr.3, Magnolia H., Gr.3, Ruffian S., L, Clairwood African Holly H., Rugby 5 P., 2d Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1, Clairwood Ethekwini Municipality P., 3d Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2, Turffontein South African Fillies Nursery, Gr.2, 4th Kenilworth Laisserfaire S., L.
GOURMET DINNER (08c, Pentelicus, Who’s for Dinner). 6 wins-4 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, US$1,191,230, Delta Downs Delta Jackpot S., Gr.3, Monmouth Majestic Light S., L, Calder Affirmed S., L, Dr Fager S., L, 2d Gulfstream Park Fountain of Youth S., Gr.2, Calder In Reality S., L, 3d Gulfstream Park Holy Bull S., Gr.3, Monmouth Elkwood S., L, Laurel Broad Brush S., L, Delaware Park With Anticipation S., L, 4th Hollywood Futurity, Gr.1, Gulfstream Park H., Gr.2, Monmouth Philip H Iselin S., Gr.3, Majestic Light S., L.
LOVE TO BOOGIE (13f, Jallad, Centaine). 5 wins from 1000m to 1600m to 2018-19, R494,025, Durbanville Diana S., Gr.3, Greyville Off to Stud S., L, Durbanville Tab Telebet H., 2d Kenilworth Olympic Duel S., L, Nu-Line Elevator Products H., 3d Kenilworth Supabets S., 4th Kenilworth Prix du Cap, Gr.3.
CHIMICHURI RUN (15c, Kahal, Complete Warrior). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2018-19, R764,875, Turffontein Spring Spree S., Gr.3, Greyville Umkhomazi S., Gr.3, 2d Kenilworth Concorde Cup, Gr.2, Turffontein Graham Beck S., Gr.3, 3d Scottsville Gold Medallion, Gr.1, Turffontein South African Nursery, Gr.2, Kenilworth Diadem S., Gr.2.
LET IT ROCK (05c, Timeless Native, Elocutionist). 9 wins from 7f to 9f, US$320,555, Oaklawn Park Razorback H., Gr.3, Canterbury Park Shakopee S., L, 2d Hoosier Park Michael G Schaefer Mile S., L, Prairie Meadows Derby, L, 3d Tampa Bay Downs Super S., L.
LIQUID MERCURY (11g, Skip Away, Raja Baba). 6 wins from 1400m to 2450m, R462,750, 398,634Dhs, Kenilworth Winter Derby, Gr.3, Meydan Gulf News Sport H., Kenilworth Racing.It’s a Rush H., Sturrock Grindrod Maritime H., 3d Kenilworth Cape Derby, Gr.1, Winter Classic, Gr.3, 4th Kenilworth Winter Guineas, Gr.3.
R HOLIDAY MOOD (08f, Danzig, Stage Door Johnny). 5 wins from 6f to 8¼f, US$251,464, Gulfstream Park Hurricane Bertie S., Gr.3, Ocala S., L, Aqueduct Out Ruled S., L, Pimlico Miss Preakness S., L, 3d Gulfstream Park Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint S., L, 4th Gulfstream Park Inside Information S., Gr.2, Aqueduct Comely S., Gr.3.
MAJESTIC STRIDE (09c, Great Above, Native Royalty). 4 wins at 6f, US$255,600, Hollywood Park Vernon O Underwood S., Gr.3, Santa Anita Allowance, 4th Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Gr.1, Santa Anita Palos Verdes S., Gr.2.
SPEEDY SUZY (12f, Kingmambo, Ogygian). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1100m, R335,488, Turffontein Pretty Polly S., Gr.3, Vaal Craft Market August H., 2d Turffontein Ruffian S., L, Scottsville Racing It’s a Rush H., 4th Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1.
ONE FINE DAY (11f, Kingmambo, Sadler’s Wells). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m, R451,375, Greyville Umzimkhulu S., Gr.3, Turffontein Helm Construction P., 2d Greyville Golden Horseshoe S., Gr.1, 3d Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1, Turffontein Gold Rush Sprint H., 4th Greyville KRA Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Turffontein Man o’ War Sprint H., Gr.3, Starling S., L.
FROMAFAR (12f, Yes It’s True, El Raggaas). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, R289,675, Greyville Umzimkhulu S., Gr.3, 2d Scottsville Tajmeel S., Itsarush.co.za H., 4th Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, Gr.3.
PUNK ROCKER (11c, Candy Stripes, Alleged). 2 wins at 2, R162,200, Clairwood Godolphin Barb S., Gr.3, 3d Turffontein Racing It’s a Rush P., Vaal Racing. It’s a Rush P.
His sire sons include Big Bad Barnie, Stock Report, Sok Sok, Trippo, etc.
One of the great three-year-old sprinter-milers of the world in 2000, Trippi won 7 races (1200-1800m) and $665,000 including 5 major stakes:
- WON Gr1 Vosburg Stakes 1400 by ½ length
Defeating More Than Ready (Gr. 1 King’s Bishop Leading Sire), Delaware Township (Gr. 1 Forego Hcp), Successful Appeal (Gr. 2 SW. Successful Sire), Instinaj (Gr. 2 SW), etc
- WON Gr2 Tom Fool Stakes 1400 by 4½ lengths
Defeating Brutally Frank (Gr. 1 Carter Hcp), Wouldn’t We All (Gr. 2 Toboggan), Fire King (Gr. 3 SW)
- WON Gr2 Riva Ridge Stakes 1400 by 9 lengths
Defeating Bevo (Gr. 1 Futurity), Captain Red (track record holder)
- WON Gr3 Flamingo Stakes 1800 by 1 length
Defeating Tahkodha Hills (Gr. 1 placed), Zammie (Champion South American), Mr Livingston (Gr. 3 SW), etc
- WON Gr3 Swale Stakes 1400 by 1 ¾ lengths
Defeating Personal First (Gr. 3 SW), Darwin (SW), etc
END SWEEP 6 wins-2 at 2-at 6f, 7f, US$372,413, Atlantic City Jersey Shore S., Gr.3, Woodbine Highlander H., L, Turfway Park Kentucky Cup Sprint H., L, 2d Saratoga King’s Bishop S., Gr.2, Belmont Riva Ridge S., Gr.3, Aqueduct Perpetuate S., L, 3d Belmont Jerome H., Gr.1, Keeneland Lafayette S., Gr.3. He entered stud in USA in 1995. He entered stud in Aust. in 1999. Second on Japan Sire List (AEI) in 2006, third in 2004. Sire of 728 progeny to race, 600 winners (82.0%), earnings of over $163 million, 47 stakes winners, 35 stakes placegetters, inc.
ADMIRE MOON (03c, Sunday Silence, Kris). Horse of the Year & Champion Older Horse in Japan in 2007. Champion Older Mile Horse in UAE in 2006-07.10 wins-3 at 2-from 1500m to 2400m, HK$5,900,000, 740,462,000¥, 11,040,000Dhs, Japan Cup, Gr.1, Hanshin Takarazuka Kinen, Gr.1, Nad al Sheba Dubai Duty Free S., Gr.1, Kyoto Kyoto Kinen, Gr.2, Sapporo Clover Sho, L, Nakayama Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho, L, Tokyo Kyodo News Service Hai, L, Sapporo Kinen, L, Sapporo Nisai S., L, 2d Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup, Gr.1, Hanshin Radio Tampa Hai Nisai S., L, 3d HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1, Tokyo Tenno Sho (Autumn), L, 4th Nakayama Satsuki Sho, L.
SWEPT OVERBOARD (97c, Cutlass, Ambehaving). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 5½f to 1m, US$1,137,767, Santa Anita Ancient Title H., Gr.1, Belmont Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Santa Anita San Miguel S., Gr.3, Hollywood Turf Express H., Gr.3, Santa Anita San Pedro S., L, Hollywood Park Robert K Kerlan Memorial H., L, 2d Del Mar Pat O’Brien H., Gr.2, Bay Meadows Breeders’ Cup Sprint H., Gr.3, 3d Del Mar Bing Crosby H., Gr.2, Bay Meadows Bay Meadows Sprint H., Gr.3, Hollywood Park Lazaro S Barrera Memorial S., L, 4th Santa Anita Ancient Title H., Gr.1, Breeders’ Cup Sprint S., Gr.1.
SWEEP TOSHO (01f, Dancing Brave, Tosho Boy). Champion Older Female in Japan in 2005.8 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2400m, 744,824,000¥, Hanshin Takarazuka Kinen, Gr.1, Kyoto Daishoten, Gr.2, Kyoto Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup, L, Shuka Sho, L, Hanshin Tulip Sho, L, KBS Kyoto Sho Fantasy S., L, Kyoto Kobai S., 2d Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1, Hanshin Yomiuri Milers Cup, Gr.2, Tokyo Yushun Himba, L, Kyoto Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup, L, 3d Kyoto Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup, Gr.1, Hanshin Kansai Telecasting Corporation Sho Rose S., L, 4th Kyoto Mainichi Broadcasting System Sho Swan S., Gr.2.
TRIPPI (97c, Valid Appeal, Cougar). 7 wins from 6f to 9f, US$666,220, Belmont Vosburgh S., Gr.1, Riva Ridge S., Gr.2, Tom Fool H., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Flamingo S., Gr.3, Swale S., Gr.3, Allowance 3YO, 2d Gulfstream Park Sprint H., Gr.2, 3d Saratoga Amsterdam S., Gr.3.
CLEAN SWEEP (01f, Regal Classic, Gummo). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 800m to 1600m, NZ$355,737, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Rotorua RC Lion Red P., Gr.3, ARC Mercedes Super Bonus Fillies’ Prelude, 2d Hawkes Bay Highview S., Gr.3, 3d ARC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ S., Gr.2, 4th Hawkes Bay Stoney Bridge S., Gr.1, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Hawkes Bay GR Kelt Memorial H., L.
NANY’S SWEEP (96f, Valid Appeal, Great Above). 6 wins from 6f to 8½f, US$499,213, Santa Anita Santa Monica H., Gr.1, Golden Gate Orinda H., L, Hollywood Park Allowance, 2d Del Mar Rancho Bernardo H., Gr.3, 3d Del Mar Clement L Hirsch H., Gr.2, Hollywood Park A Gleam H., Gr.2, Santa Anita Lady’s Secret H., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Humana Distaff H., Gr.2, Hollywood Oaks, Gr.2, Santa Anita Cascapedia S., L, 4th Santa Anita El Encino S., Gr.2, Laurel Barbara Fritchie H., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Distaff H., Gr.3, Del Mar Torrey Pines S., L.
DARK ENDING (98f, Hooched, Solo Landing). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 5½f to 8½f, US$293,792, Woodbine Selene S., Gr.1, Ocala OBS Sprint S. (f), L, Meadowlands Jersey Jumper S., L, 3d Woodbine Star Shoot S., L, Delaware Park Go For Wand S., L, 4th Woodbine Duchess S., Gr.3, Glorious Song S., L.
ONLY WORDS (00f, Khozaam, Topsider). 6 wins to 1500m, A$585,025, AJC Surround S., Gr.2, STC Phar Lap S., Gr.2, QTC Sir Byrne Hart S., Gr.2, AJC South Pacific Classic, Gr.3, STC Spring Valley Fruitsation P., De Bortoli Wines H., 2d AJC All Aged S., Gr.1, 3d AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.1.
ALYSWEEP (00c, Alysheba, Shecky Greene). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 8¼f, US$289,930, Aqueduct Gotham S., Gr.3, Fred Cappy Capossela S., L, Allowance, 2d Belmont Peter Pan S., Gr.2, Aqueduct Withers S., Gr.3.
PRECISE END (97c, Summing, Cold Reception). 4 wins-3 at 2-from 5f to 8½f, US$225,941, Aqueduct Bay Shore S., Gr.3, Woodbine Display S., L, Allowance 2YO, 2d Aqueduct Withers S., Gr.3, 3d Woodbine Summer S., Gr.2, Belmont Cowdin S., Gr.2, Woodbine Colin S., L.
SOUTH VIGOROUS (96c, Star de Naskra, Cornish Prince). 17 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, 543,725,000¥, Kochi Kurofune Sho, L, Ohi JBC Sprint, L, Tokyo Negishi S., L-twice, Morioka Cluster Cup, L, Nagoya Kakitsubata Kinen, L, Sapporo Hokkaido Sprint Cup, L-twice, Tokyo Shimotsuki S., Kyoto Kashihara S., Kadomatsu S., Kibune S., Nakayama Keiyo S., Shuchiku Sho, 2d Tokyo Garnet S., L, Ohi Tokyo Hai, L, Sapporo Hokkaido Sprint Cup, L, Hanshin Coral S., Kyoto Subaru S., Tokyo Hyacinth S., 3d Nakayama Garnet S., L, Kyoto Ritto S.
RHEIN KRAFT (02f, Sunday Silence, Northern Taste). 6 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, 505,630,000¥, Hanshin Hochi Hai Fillies’ Revue, L, Oka Sho, L, Tokyo NHK Mile Cup, L, Kyoto KBS Kyoto Sho Fantasy S., L, Sankei Sports Hai Hanshin Himba Tokubetsu, L, 2d Chukyo Takamatsunomiya Kinen, L, Kyoto Shuka Sho, L, Hanshin Kansai Telecasting Corporation Sho Rose S., L, 3d Kyoto Mile Championship, Gr.1, Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, L, 4th Sankei Sports Hai Hanshin Himba Tokubetsu, L.
ANCIENT HILL (01f, Proud Truth, Cox’s Ridge). 7 wins at 1800m, 138,453,000¥, Hanshin Nigawa S., L-twice, Final S., L, Kyoto Topaz S., L, 2d Kyoto Nada S., 4th Ohi TCK Jo-O Hai, L.
BOARD SWEEPER (01c, Northern Taste, El Centauro). 8 wins at 1400m, 160,090,000¥, Tokyo Shimotsuki S., L-twice, Kyoto Uzumasa S., Kawaramachi Tokubetsu, 2d Hanshin Ako Tokubetsu, 3d Hanshin Coral S., L, Galaxy S., L.
SWEEP WELL (96c, Track Barron, Hagley). 7 wins-2 at 2-at 5f, 6f, US$232,252, Aqueduct Fred Cappy Capossela S., L, Monmouth Teddy Drone S., L, Sneakbox S., L, Aqueduct Allowance 4YO+, 2d Delaware Park Crimson Satan S., L, 3d Laurel Endless Surprise S., L, Aqueduct Overnight H., L, 4th Aqueduct Best Turn S., L, Pimlico Fire Plug S., L.
SWEEPING STORY (96f, Valid Appeal, Hail to Reason). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 5f to 8½f, US$352,762, Ellis Park Breeders’ Cup H., L, Turfway Park Bourbonette S., L, Saratoga Allowance 3YO+f&m, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 2d Calder Jack Smallwood S., L, 3d Kentucky Oaks, Gr.1, Ellis Park HBPA H., L, Prairie Meadows Iowa Oaks, L, 4th Churchill Downs Dogwood S., Gr.3, Calder Desert Vixen S., L.
SWEEPINGLY (99g, On to Glory, Proper Proof). 17 wins to 6½f, US$278,571, Lone Star Park Turf Sprint H., L, Zia Park Midland Odessa Sprint Series S., 2d Remington Park Brother Brown S., L, 3d Zia Park Midlandodessa Sprint Series S., L.
B.L.’S SWEEP (96g, Master Derby, Pia Star). 11 wins-2 at 2-to 7f, Calder Criterium S., L.
AUGUST BIO (01c, Tony Bin, Northern Taste). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2900m, 202,668,000¥, Niigata Kanetsu S., L, Kyoto Kitayama S., Hanshin Konan S., 2d Kyoto Antares S., L, Miyabi S., Kitayama S., Nakayama Naigai Times Hai, Alexandrite S., 3d Tokyo Saudi Arabia Royal Cup, L, Hanshin Nigawa S., L, Sapporo Elm S., L, Nakayama Shiwasu S., Kyoto Hanazono S., Hanshin Maya S., 4th Hanshin Nigawa S., L.
SUNSET RUN (00g, At Talaq, Raffindale). 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$241,160, AJC June S., L, STC Luskin Star H., Rotary & The Community H., Rosetti & Stone Welter H., AJC IGA Welter H., STC Hyland Race Colours H., 2d STC Cadbury Schweppes H., Foundation Series H., Frank Dowling Memorial H., AJC Thrifty H., STC Sydney Mitsubishi H., 3d STC Maurice McCarten S., L, AJC Tullamax Welter H., STC Australia Day Welter H., Maurice Blackburn Whyburns Legal H., 4th AJC Razor Sharp H., L.
TAGANO DANGEROUS (02c, Danehill, Maruzensky). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2900m, 145,111,000¥, Kyoto Australia Trophy, L, Hanshin Dotombori S., Kyoto Hatsuyume Sho, Tsubaki Sho, 2d Hanshin Wakaba S., L, Tajima S., Tokyo Amethyst S., Chukyo Sports Hochi Hai Chukyo Nisai Stakes, Hanshin Golden Boots Trophy, 3d Kyoto Kobushi Sho, 4th Hanshin Sankei Osaka Hai, Gr.2, Osaka Jo S., L, Kyoto Australia Trophy, L.
WONDERER (01f, Danehill, Damascus). 6 wins to 1550m, A$188,000, AJC Wenona Girl H., L, STC Giddy Up Club Thursday Night H., AJC March Hare H., Nikon H., STC PJ Gallagher’s Parramatta H., 2d STC Hayman, Great Barrier Reef H., 3d STC Hotel Care H.
INCENTIVE GUY (01c, Sunday Silence, Fire Dancer). 6 wins at 1600m, 201,177,000¥, Nakayama Kochi S., L, Hatsufuji S., Kyoto Iwashimizu S., Nakayama Kazusa Tokubetsu, Hanshin Nanko Tokubetsu, 2d Tokyo Keio Hai Spring Cup, Gr.2, Niigata Tanigawadake S., L, Nakayama Kochi S., L, Hanshin Yonago S., L, Kyoto Kiyomizu S., Hanshin Sawarabi Sho, Tokyo Botan Sho, 3d Niigata Sekiya Kinen, L, Tokyo Shimbun Hai, L, 4th Hanshin Port Island S., L.
AGNES WING (00c, Gold Alert, Ambassador’s Image). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, 131,783,000¥, Hanshin Sirius S., L, Niigata Naeba Tokubetsu, Hanshin Shukugawa Tokubetsu, 2d Ohi JBC Sprint, L, Hanshin Kannabe Tokubetsu.
GEMMA’S STAR (99c, Private Account, Three Martinis). 6 wins-3 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, Calder Blazing Sword S., L, Needles S., L.
STRONG MEMORY (00f, Valid Appeal, Hail to Reason). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, 81,682,000¥, Niigata BSN Sho, L, 2d Fukushima Tsurugajo Tokubetsu.
ENDLESSLY (97f, Valid Appeal, Personality). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1m, Turfway Park Valdale S., L, Keeneland Allowance-twice, Churchill Downs Allowance, 4th Churchill Downs Pocahontas S., L.
GLOBAL FINANCE (00f, Pentelicus, Sallust). 4 wins at 2, Hollywood Park Nursery S., L, Bay Meadows Bam’s Penny S., L, Golden Gate Piedmont S., L, 2d Bay Meadows Courtship S., L.
FOCAL POINT (01c, Splendid Moment, Royal Ski). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m, 110,171,000¥, Nakayama Keisei Hai, L, Tokyo Ireland Trophy, 2d Tokyo Capital S., L, Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai S., L, Niigata Toki S., 4th Nakayama Asahi Hai Futurity S., L.
LIGHT SWEEPER (00f, Twig Moss, Blazing Saddles). 3 wins at 1100m, 1400m, A$208,700, VRC Desirable H., L, Labour Day H., 2d VRC Moet & Chandon P., 3d VRC Rose of Kingston S., Gr.3, Long Tan H.
His sire sons include Trippi (73), Precise End (22), South Vigorous (14), Admire Moon (13), Swept Overboard (10), etc.
||Forty Niner||Mr.Prospector||Raise A Native – Dancer|
|Gold Digger – Nashua|
|File||Tom Rolfe – Ribot|
|Continue – Double Jay|
|Broom Dance||Dance Spell||Northern Dancer – Nearctic|
|Obeah – Cyane|
|Witching Hour||Thinking Cap – Rosemont|
|Enchanted Eve – Lovely Night|
||Valid Appeal||In Reality||Intentionally – Intent|
|My Dear Girl – Rough ‘N Tumble|
|Desert Trial||Moslem Chief – Alibhai|
|Scotch Verdict – Alsab|
|Jealous Cat||Cougar||Tale Of Two Cities – Tehran|
|Cindy Lou – Madara|
|Only The Loyal||Never Bend – Nasrullah|
|Another Love – Tudor Minstrel|
VALID APPEAL 8 wins-2 at 2, US$201,734, Belmont Dwyer H., Gr.2, 2d Belmont Jerome H., Gr.2, Saratoga Special S., Gr.2, 3d Belmont Futurity S., Gr.1, Saranac S., Gr.2. Sire of winners of over $52 million – 77 stakes winners, inc. STORMY BUT VALID, MIGHTY APPEALING, SOUTHERN APPEAL, K. J.’S APPEAL, PROUD APPEAL, NANNERL, CAPTAIN VALID, VALID WAGER, WORLD APPEAL, REGALLY APPEALING, etc. Maternal sire of winners of over $173 million – 134 stakes winners, inc. COLLECT THE CASH, PERFECT STING, EXCITING STORY, JERSEY GIRL, NANY’S SWEEP, TRIPPI, SYDNEY’S DREAM, VAL’S PRINCE, BIG CITY MAN, FREEDOM CRY.
Karel Miedema’s Pedigree Evaluation
When the racing career of US Gr 2 winner Distorted Humor came to an end, Winstar Farm in Kentucky emerged as a potential buyer. The farm enlisted the services of pedigree analyst John Prather in an attempt to establish Distorted Humor’s sire potential. Prather, together with his fellow analyst Les Brinsfield, zeroed in on the fact that Distorted Humor has many background lines of Ormonde and his full sister Ornament. These siblings have 14 fully related and 3 3/4 related siblings, and are prime movers also in the pedigree of La Troienne, who does not appear in Distorted Humor’s pedigree. Prather and Brinsfield thought La Troienne would add firepower, and made mares by Seattle Slew prime subjects to pick up Striking/Busher. Further advice was to get mares by ons of Slew who have more La Troienne in their dams. John Prather suggested to put 14 of Winstar’s mares with La Troienne to Distorted Humor in his first crop. He got four graded winners, two Gr1, including Funny Cide, champion US 3yo after winning two legs of the Triple Crown. It went on like this, year after year. In 2007 Distorted Humor became the only stallion in 30 years, apart from Danzig, to be the leading sire of US stakes winners three years in a row. In 2010 two sons of Distorted Humor ran in the Belmont Stakes, one finished first and one finished last – the first had a dam with four shots of La Troienne plus sister Adargatis, and the other’s dam had none. Then the unthinkable happened. Les Brinsfield sent an email in early 2010. It read: “End of streak. It took a horse from the 8th crop of Distorted Humor to be first graded SW in northern hemisphere from a mare NOT carrying La Troienne when Radharcnafarraige won a Gr3 in UK.” In the face of defeat flies opportunity. Then for Brinsfield earth shattering event sparked a 3-way email debate, which led to discovery. Not only of how things other than La Troienne fitted the bill. But by chance (‘where have I seen this before?’) also of a remarkable similarity between the pedigrees of Distorted Humor and Trippi, and between the pedigrees of the best offspring of both stallions (Trippi started his career in the US before export to South Africa).
Distorted Humor is by Forty Niner, Trippi by a son of Forty Niner. Distorted Humor’s grandma Sweetest Chant and Trippi’s third dam Only The Loyal have a similar make-up, and are close kin. Their sires Never Bend and Mr Leader are close kin, and the two mares also share the same bottom female line (to which Trippi’s 5th dam is inbred, to boot). It is the female line, too, of influential sire Bull Lea, who is close kin to La Troienne.
A look at the best offspring of the two sires. Distorted Humor’s Gr1 winner Awesome Humor vs Trippi’s Green Vegas (SW; SP). Dams of both have The Axe and Cox’s Ridge close up.Cox’s Ridge and his sire Best Turn are close kin to the kin-pair Sweetest Chant and Only The Loyal from the two sires. The Axe is from the La Troienne female line. In the same camp belongs Trippi’s Let It Rock (G3; SP), whose dam comes with The Axe, and is from the same female line as DH and Trippi.
Trippi is sire of Miss Macy Sue (G3, SW; SP; 3rd Breeders Cup F&M Sprint). Her dam is inbred 2×3 to the mare Ta Wee, a daughter of Aspidistra who has as her damsire a potent La Troienne carrier, Better Self (by Bimelech). DH multiple Gr1 winning son Commentator, out of a mare by Storm Bird, with the next dam with The Axe and a double Buckpasser. Storm Bird’s damsire is by New Providence, by a son of Bull Lea out of a mare from the same female line Storm Bird is damsire of the 2010 Irish Gr3 winner which so unsettled Les Brinsfield, and sire of the dam of Trippi’s Storm (G2; G1/2 placed). Then there’s A Sea Trippi (SW, SP), dam inbred to Never Bend (also sire of Trippi’s 3rd dam Only The Loyal, and carrying La Troienne). Best Distictive, the 4th dam of A Sea Trippi is close kin to Only The Loyal. She’s inbred to the mare Albania, who is close kin (and from the same bottom line) as Bull Lea. DH’s G1 winners Awesome Humor and Fourty Niner’s Son both have Quadrangle, through Angle Light and Rokeby Venus (who is kin to the 3rd dam of DH). Quadrangle has Bull Lea as well as La Troienne. Angle Light especially looks a beauty – in South Africa we know him as damsire of All Fired Up.
Where From Here
Follow the leader. What works for Distorted Humor works for Trippi. La Troienne in spades, especially through Seattle Slew who’s known for affinities with the great mare. The key is Buckpasser and relatives, of which there are many. Buckpasser in Northern Guest, National Assembly, and Secret Prospector who is from the La Troienne female line as well. Bull Lea and son Bull Page. Find him in Al Mufti together with Buckpasser. In Nijinsky, whose son Dancing Champ relates so well to Al Mufti’s Buckpasser. Bull Page and Nijinsky are together in Silvano. Nijinsky and Buckpasser are together in Lecture, who goes so well with Al Mufti. The Bull Lea in Al Mufti comes from his sire Roberto, who has a full sister as dam of Rollins, in Jet Master. Camden Park, whose grandam is close kin to Trippi’s grandam Jealous Cat, and whose sire A.P. Indy is out of a sister to Al Mufti – that’s Buckpasser again. Bull Lea is doubled in the dam of Alydar – think Slew The Red, who also has Roberto and Seattle Slew. Storm Bird, of course, and his close kin Nijinsky and The Minstrel. Storm Bird is sire of Storm Cat (with Buckpasser in Windrush and Tiger Ridge, or Var) and Bluebird (close kin to Nijinsky), Opera King (who also has Quadrangle). Then Never Bend, already in Trippi – he has La Troienne. He can be found in Bold Reason, Mill Reef, Riverman. Less easily available, but apparently highly potent are The Axe and Best Turn (in Best By Test, Galba), Quadrangle (in All Fired Up, and Opera King, a son of Storm Bird).
- La Troienne female line descendants, preferably in multiples – she’s strong in Buckpasser, who can be had throug; Seattle Slew, Northern Guest, National Assembly, Secret Prospector, Al Mufti & offspring, Camden Park, Windrush, etc.
- Bull Lea – widespread, notably in Al Mufti, Nijinsky (Lecture, Dancing Champ, Silvano),
- Roberto & sister (Al Mufti, Rollins/Jet Master), Alydar (Slew The Red)
- Storm Bird (Bluebird, Opera King) and son Storm Cat (Tiger Ridge, Windrush, Var), and kin Nijinsky & The Minstrel
- Never Bend, through Bold Reason (Sadler’s Wells, Fort Wood, etc), through Mill Reef (Casey Tibbs, etc), through Riverman (Irish River, West Man, Spectrum, Saumarez, etc)
- The Axe, Best Turn (Best By Test, Galba), Quadrangle (All Fired Up, Opera King)