2012 National Yearling Sale - Trippi
2012 National Yearling Sale - TrippiTrippi was again the leading sire by average at R524 750 for the 20 lots offered (all sold). He also scooped leading sire by aggregate (R10.5m). Six of his lots realised R750 000 or more with the full-brother to Abercrombie (favourite to win the Cape Nursery on Saturday) reaching the 3rd highest price on the sale at R1.25m.
Lot 242 - Trippi x Stratos sold for R1.25m
Nineteen lots realised R750 000 or more at this sale – 9 of these were sired by stallions in our portfolio: Trippi got 6 (R1.25m, R1m, R900k, R800k, R800k & R750k), Captain Al got 3 (R1.4m, R1.25m & R800k) and Dynasty sold one for R1m and also sold 2 lots for R500k each. Dynasty’s average for this sale at R277 667 and his R402 381 CPS Book 1 average at R340 024 for the two events to yield an incredible 28 times his meagre R12 000 fee levied when these mares were covered in 2009. The market was unreasonably tough on him in those days and we never learn because we hear the doubting Thomases every year – people so like to speculate that new sires won't make it. The old story – wait for the winning post. Those that supported him in that season took a leap of faith that others should learn from. Avoid promising young sires and pay the price!
Trippi is currently the leading sire of 2yo’s with his first crop to race here. At 29th April, his 20 runners have delivered a phenomenal 50% winners – they have won 14 races which makes him joint leading sire of 2yo’s by number of individual winners as well. Last weekend in Jhb the Marwing trained Ziparana ran 2nd in the Gr1 SA Nursery and Mrs Oppenheimer’s smart winner of her first 2 starts, Franny (Van Zyl), found 3rd place in the Gr2 SA Fillies Nursery, clearly not happy at Turffontein on the day. Trippi has a runner in each of the Cape Nurseries this weekend, and Sporting Post tip both to win. Trippi already leads the juvenile sire log by number of stakes winners.
- Freeman Stallions