up his third graded stakes victory
this year on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park, taking the Grade 2 Woody
Stephens presented by VisitNassauCounty.com.
Sunday morning, the 3-year-old Teuflesberg colt was said to be in good
“He’s doing very nice,” said owner Shivananda
Parbhoo, who campaigns the colt with his father, trainer Bisnath Parboo.
“He’s happy, he ate all his food, everything is good on his
Trinniberg, runner up in two graded stakes last summer at Saratoga, started his sophomore campaign with a victory in
Gulfstream Park’s Grade 3 Swale Stakes,
followed by an easy win in Aqueduct’s Grade 3 Bay Shore. He finished 17th
when stretched out for the Kentucky Derby, and yesterday made a triumphant
return to sprinting as he led at every call to take the seven-furlong Woody
Stephens by 1 ¾ lengths.
“I was thinking about running him at Calder, but he’s done
a lot of work this year so far,” said Parbhoo. “I’m going to
give him two weeks off and we’ll train him for the [Foxwoods]
King’s Bishop [Grade 1, $500,000, seven furlongs on August 25 at Saratoga].”
Trinniberg’s win was bittersweet for the family after their New
York-bred champion sprinter Giant Ryan
fractured both left front sesamoids during the running of the Grade 2 True
North Handicap earlier in the day on Saturday.
“He’s OK this morning, not good, but OK,” Parbhoo
said of Giant Ryan, who remained stabled overnight at Belmont. “He ate his food last night,
and drank a lot of water, which is a good sign.”
Parbhoo said that the current plan was for Giant Ryan to have surgery
in an attempt to repair the fracture so he could go on to a stud career, but
that nothing was firmly scheduled.
“We’re waiting on a call from the doctor and then
we’ll ship to the hospital, most likely New Bolton [at the University of Pennsylvania]. I’m hoping for
today, but waiting for their call.”