Gold Standard (SAF)

Trippi - Olympic Dam (Model Man) bay, 2013 - height 16.1hh

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Race Record

3 wins, 1600m at 3

Rated MR 117

at 3  WON Gr2 Selangor Cup (1600m)

        WON  Racing Association S.-(L) (1600m)

         2nd   Gr1 Cape Guineas (1600m)

         4th    Gr1 Sun Met (2000m)

Sire Line

TRIPPI – US Gr1 winner (Timeform 121); sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes; sire & broodmare sire of Champions; Champion Sire in SA 2016; sire of sires.

Notable progeny incl R Heat Lightning (08f - Yellow Heat, Gold Fever) - TFR 121; Trippi’s Storm (03c – Storm Bird, Kris) - TFR 118; Jealous Again (07f – Bold Ruckus, Sinister Purpose) - TFR 119; Miss Macy Sue (03f – Great Above, Damascus) - dam of Liam’s Map (11c - Unbridled’s Song) - TFR 130, sire; Deo Juvente (11c - Complete Warrior, Northfields); Inara (11f - Shirley Heights, Seattle Slew); Afrikaburn (11c - Peintre Celebre, Green Desert); Real Princess (11f - Fort Wood, Dancing Champ); For The Lads (10f - Winter Romance, Hard Up); Trip To Heaven (11c - Cee’s Tizzy, Tibaldo); Lobo Legend (14c - Western Winter, Wolf Power); Chimichuri Run (15c  - Kahal, Complete Warrior); Gold Standard (13c - Model Man, Dancing Champ); Franny (09f - National Assembly, Royal Prerogative); Hammie’s Hooker (09f - Damascus Gate, Mr Justice); Night Trip (09c - Machiavellian, Nureyev); Lanner Falcon (10f - French Deputy, Risen Star); African Ruler (12c - Caesour, Elliodor); Live Life (13f - National Assembly, Harry Hotspur); One Fine Day (11f - Kingmambo, Sadler’s Wells); Not Sulking (10f - Silver Hawk, Nureyev); Taffety Tart (12f - Candy Stripes, Alleged); Dawn Calling (13f - Danehill Dancer, Sadler’s Wells); Liquid Mercury (11c - Skip Away, Raja Baba); White River (14c - Giant’s Causeway, Gulch); Double Appeal (13c - Navarone, Northern Guest); Ziparana (09c - Doyoun, African Sky); etc.

KIN-BREEDING: Trippi’s pedigree strongly resembles the one of leading US sire Distorted Humor, and similarities extend into the best US progeny of both sires. Key material required in mares for Trippi shows a high incidence of descendants of La Troienne or Bull Lea (Rose Leaves). Also significant in the local SA context is Trippi’s 4th dam Another Love (by Tudor Minstrel).

FORTY NINER line sires in South Africa: Flower Alley, Pathfork (Distorted Humor); Trippi (End Sweep); Gold Standard (Trippi);


End Sweep
Forty NinerMr Prospector - Raise A Native
File - Tom Rolfe
Broom DanceDance Spell - Northern Dancer
Witching Hour - Thinking Cap
Jealous Appeal
Valid AppealIn Reality - Intentionally
Desert Trial - Moslem Chief
Jealous CatCougar - Tale Of Two Cities
Only The Loyal - Never Bend
Olympic Dam
Model Man
ElliodorLyphard - Northern Dancer
Ellida - Crepello
Top ModelFilipepi - Botticelli
True Beauty - True Cavalier
Olympic Duel
Dancing ChampNijinsky - Northern Dancer
Mrs Peterkin - Tom Fool
MashkaNew South Wales - Abernant
Maricopa - The Phoenix


Gold Standard is kinbred 5x6 Another Love x Daily Double.

Trippi’s 4th dam Only The Loyal is close kin to New South Wales, damsire of Gold Standard’s grandam Olympic Duel. Only The Loyal’s dam Another Love is by Tudor Minstrel, who is close kin to Olympic Duel’s dam Mashka.

Daily Double is close kin to Belle Of All (grandam of New South Wales), and closer still to Mumtaz Begum (dam of Nasrullah who is sire of Belle Of All).

Suitable Lines

Suitable lines for Gold Standard could include:

  • elements from New South Wales, incl Abernant (Fair Trial & Court Martial clan), descendants of Marchetta (Aurora, Rose Red & Sweet Lavender, Lavendula), descendants of Lady Josephine (Mumtaz Mahal, Mumtaz Begum & Lady Juror);
  • elements from Double Life (through Doubleton, Persian Gulf (Persian Wonder), Precipitation);
  • Bull Lea (as in Nijinsky (Dancing Champ), in combination with descendants of La Troienne (widespread, in the Trippi context Complete Warrior, Seattle Slew);
  • Lomitas (sire of Silvano) whose sire Niniski is close kin to Dancing Champ, and whose 3rd dam Love In is close kin to New South Wales.

(posted 2018)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2019 124,000 10 0.53 53,000 5 0.4

First crop 2019

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