2011 National yearling Sale statisticsDrakenstein Statistics
Lots | 11
Lots Available | 11
Aggregate | R5,94 Million
Average | R540 000
By aggregate | 3rd
By Average | 4th
Lot 244, Nayef/ Letsimpress - Blandford/Mrs R Beck - R1,6 million
Lot 332, Western Winter/ Peace Bell - John Freeman - R700 000
Lot 244 Lot 332
Drakenstein Stud Statistics As Agent
Lots | 3
Lots Available | 3
Aggregate | R1 145 000
Average | R381 667
TBA National Yearling Sale Statistics
Catalogued | 600
Sold | 472
Withdrawn | 63
Not Sold | 65
Aggregate | R115.31 million
Average | R244 302
Highest | R3.2 million
Travelin Man gets home in Swale
E. Paul Robsham Stables' homebred Travelin Man made his move to the lead at the top of the stretch and drew clear to a comfortable two-length victory in Sunday's Grade 2 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by John Velazquez, the Todd Pletcher-trained colt was heavily-favored at 2-5 among five three-year-old rivals and earned his first graded stakes win in the seven-furlong, $150,000 event. A 7 1/4-length debut winner on January 6, Travelin Man was exiting a second in the Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes on February 26 and has now earned $143,100 from a 3-2-1-0 career line.
Longshot Razmataz flashed to the front at the start and was tracked by Travelin Man in second through opening splits in :23 and :46 2/5. The pacesetter tried to withstand the heavy favorite in upper stretch, but Travelin Man was under a hand ride and asserted himself approaching the eighth-pole. He stopped the teletimer in 1:21 4/5 on the fast track.
Travelin Man paid $2.80, $2.10 and $2.10. Indiano rallied to get up by a head for runner-up honors and was followed under the finish line by Little Drama, Razmataz and Megalith.
A son of Trippi, Travelin Man is the first foal to race out of the winning Gone West mare West Side Dancer and counts as a half-sibling the two-year-old colt Discreet Dancer and a 2010 filly, both by Discreet Cat. This is the immediate female family of European champion older horse and five-time Group 1 hero Duke of Marmalade; multiple Grade 2 winner Bite the Bullet; and Grade 3 vixen and Grade 1-placed Madison's Charm.
Travelin Man's fourth maternal dam, Lassie Dear, produced 1992 Broodmare of the Weekend Surprise, whose is famously known as the dam of 1992 Horse of the Year and noted sire A.P. Indy and 1990 Preakness winner Summer Squall.
Trippi Leading Sire in USTrippi is Leading North America Sire by earnings, he is 2nd Leading Turf Sire, and 3rd Leading Sire on the general Sires List.
His daughter R Heat Lightning is leading filly in North America (the 1st four on the list are colts).
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R Heat Lightning Draws Away To Oaks Victory
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – E. Paul Robsham Stable’s R Heat Lighting stamped herself as one of the favorites for the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (G1) with a devastating 8 ¼-length victory Saturday in the $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks (G2) at Gulfstream.
The victory capped off the fifth victory of the day for trainer Todd Pletcher, who also saddled Robsham Stable’s Awesome Maria to victory in the $150,000 Rampart (G3) earlier in the afternoon. Jockey John Velazquez rode both winners.
R Heat Lightning, a 3-year-old daughter of Trippi who won the Davona Dale here Feb. 26 by 7 ¼ lengths, covered the 1 1/8th mile distance in 1:49.27. Island School rallied for the place and Salary Drive was third. Previously undefeated It’s Tricky finished fourth.
Much like her stablemate Awesome Maria, R Heat Lightning raced off the pacesetter around the first turn and down the backstretch before taking the lead around the final turn and driving away from her opponents down the stretch.
Trainer Todd Pletcher (R Heat Lightning): “She’s starting to relax more in her races. She’s not an easy filly to ride, but Johnny (Velazquez) has gotten to know her and what to do. You’re always a little concerned when they have to go wide in the first turn like that, but she was in the clear, which in the impo9rtant thing. I wasn’t surprised that she ran that kind of race today after the way she ran the last time (Davona Dale), and she ran almost as fast as Awesome Maria. I didn’t think she got quite the respect she deserved after winning the Spinaway and finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Fillies) last year, but now I think she’ll be recognized at the head of the class. If she comes out of the race all right then we’ll point her for the (Kentucky) Oaks (May 6 at Churchill Down).”
TRIPPI FILLY SELLS FOR $340 000 at Ocala / Trippi stakes performers last 2 monthsA Trippi filly out of Burn Brightly sold for $340 000 at the Ocala Breeders sale – the sale toppers included a daughter of AP Indy’s new son Bernardini followed by a daughter of Medaglio d’Oro (she was the 4th highest priced filly); a full sister to Dream of Angels who won 5 from 9 starts at 2 and 3, incl 3 stakes races. This filly, lot 407 in their catalogue, represents a virtual outcross with single repeats of Nasrullah and Native Dancer in the 5th and 6th generations.
The Ocala catalogue update shows that Trippi has now passed the 1000 mark in wins and has amassed close to US$27m in progeny earnings to date. His figures show high soundness and high win ratios. He has a Champion and 26 individual black type winners and 29 black type placers – 5 of his stakes winners have been recorded in the first 3 months of this year
Detail of his winners and stakes performers in the past 2 months :
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