Thoroughbred Daily News reports this week that the successful Florida sire Trippi (End Sweep-Jealous Appeal, by Valid Appeal) has been purchased for an undisclosed sum and will be heading to South African shores next week.
The 11-year-old stallion will stand at Johann and Gaynor Rupert’s L’Ormarins Stud, north of Cape Town. Trippi reigned as Florida’s leading sire of 2007, and stood at Ocala Stud this season for $12,500.
“A lot of different things went into the decision,” said Ocala Stud owner Michael O’Farrell. “It was a substantial offer and, ultimately, it was a business decision. We thought it was in everyone’s best interest if we sold him. He has served us very well, we wish him well.”
Johann and Gaynor Rupert have been good friends of Summerhill for many years (Johan and Mick’s friendship goes back to Varsity days) and we wish them all the best with this exciting sire.
Summerhill Bloodstock and Racing Manager