Saturday’s Colleen Stakes will feature some fast 2-year-old
fillies, including Knight Tripp, who will look to keep owner/breeder “A Womans
Thing” on a roll.
Bred in New Jersey, Knight Tripp is the ninth foal out of
Knightsridge, who raced for A Womans Thing in 1997. Of those nine foals, Knight Tripp is the
ninth to race and seventh winner. She’s
kin to Knightsound, K. R.’s Regent and Magic Skier, all winners over the Monmouth
“This is one of the better ones out of that mare,” said
trainer Mary Hartmann, who also conditioned Knightsridge. “We’re not happy about the one hole, but it
is what it is. She showed good speed
coming out of the gate when she broke her maiden, so hopefully she’ll show some
That maiden win came in start number two for Knight
Tripp. She was well-backed first out on
June 25 when sent off at 3-1. She
trailed throughout the race and was never a factor.
Fast-forward three weeks to July 16. Dismissed in the wagering at 12-1, Knight
Tripp broke first, was headed around the far turn and dug in gamely to post
almost a one-length victory in the five-furlong maiden special weight race
restricted to New Jersey-breds.
“She’s a competitive J-bred,” Hartmann said. “We’ll see how she breaks on Sunday and let
Pablo (jockey Fragoso) take it from there.
I imagine she’ll be close to the front and hopefully we’ll get lucky.”
A May foal by the stallion Trippi, Knight Tripp will face
nine rivals in the 5 ½-furlong Colleen Stakes, Monmouth Park’s traditional prep
for the $100,000 Sorority Stakes, to be run on Sept. 5.