With leading sire Trippi being sold to stand at stud in South Africa in 2008, here’s your chance to own a piece of his final crop as an American stallion.
In 2007, Trippi was Florida’s leading sire with progeny earnings of $4.3 million and his three-year-old daughter R Heat Lightning, a Grade I winner at two, is coming off a Gulfstream Oaks (Grade II) victory in April that gave her seven top two finishes from eight career starts and pushed her earnings over $950,000.
His Florida-bred two-year-old daughter Be My Babe, the first foal out of the unraced dam Truely Genuine (12 winners from 2nd and 3rd dams), is currently in training at Santa Anita with Carla Gaines, who knows what it takes to be successful with female runners.
“She’s doing everything well within herself. We’re just letting her stretch her legs right now,” said Gaines, who in over 24 years of training has surpassed $20 million in purse earnings and is approaching 3,000 career wins. “She’s doing great. We love her.”
Gaines currently campaigns the stakes-winning fillies Malibu Pier, who is Grade I placed and has earned over $400,000 while winning 6-of-11 career starts including the Beverly Hills Handicap (Grade III) at Hollywood Park this past weekend and both the Santa Ana and Santa Barbara (Grade II’s) at Santa Anita earlier this year, and Mildly Offensive, who recently won both races to start her career by over four lengths including the $100,000 Santa Paula Stakes.
In 2007-08, Gaines trained the multiple Grade I winning super star Nashoba’s Key, who earned over $1.2 million while winning eight of her ten career starts.
“That might be an understatement,” said Gaines with a chuckle when asked if Be My Babe has a competitive edge. “She’s very aggressive, which I like in fillies. She’s showing a great competitive spirit. It’s really hard to gallop her in company because she tries to kick her company.”
Be My Babe was purchased at the OBS sale in March for $80,000 on the advice of TVG analyst and bloodstock consultant Nick Hines, who has repeatedly demonstrated a keen eye for talent and compliments it with the hard work needed to scout horse racing’s future stars.
“She was a little keyed up at the sale, so they gave her some time off and we brought her in and we’re just getting her to relax and do her works real easily and she’s coming along super,” said Gaines.
Hines also picked out a two-year-old City Zip colt from the same sale which turned out to be Majestic City, who recently won both starts to begin his career including the $70,000 Willard L. Proctor Memorial at Hollywood Park.
At last year’s OBS June sale, Hines came away with Flightofalifetime, who is in training with Bob Baffert and began his career with a pair of Beyer Speed Figures in the 90’s including in his maiden breaker.
With one of the best horse racing meets in the world beginning just north of San Diego at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 20 and running through September 7, here’s your chance to join in on the excitement.
“Hopefully, she’ll run at Del Mar,” Gaines said regarding a target for Be My Babe’s debut. “It depends on how she comes along.”
Shares of Be My Babe are being offered at $10,000 for every 10% increment. This fair market valuation allows investors to share in the thrill of owning a potential winning race horse while also giving them the best chance at making a profit … something that seems like a foreign concept for most of the existing syndicates in the industry.
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