Jealous Again: the daughter of Trippi won the 2009 Queen Mary StakesPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Northern hemisphere covers by Trippi offered
TRIPPI, a resident of Ocala Stud Farms in Florida until 2008 when he was purchased by Johann and Gaynor Rupert's L'Ormarins Stud in South Africa, will be offered to breeders to cover mares on northern-hemisphere time this year.
Since the sale, Trippi's US-bred stock have flourished on the track. Jealous Again won the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, R Heat Lightning landed the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes and juvenile Grade 3 winner Gourmet Dinner looks a promising three-year-old colt for this season.
John Freeman, who manages Trippi's stud careerin South Africa, said: "Following Trippi's continuing success with horses like R Heat Lightning and Gourmet Dinner last season and his continuing inexorable rise in the US sire rankings, we have had enquiries from America about how they might breed to him on northern hemisphere time.
"It's standard practice for top end stallions that are bred out of season in their own country to be used for export matings and we have decided to promote this with Trippi this year.
"Drakenstein Stud are sending a well related mare by A. P. Indy to him now with a view to exporting the foal and we have been given the go-ahead to offer this same opportunity to others at an out-of-season reduced fee."
A son of End Sweep, Trippi was trained by Todd Pletcher to win the Tom Fool Handicap and Vosburgh Stakes at three.