03/13/2013 3:55PM

Gulfstream Park: Trinniberg has final local workout for Dubai run

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Barbara D. Livingston
Trinniberg will make his 2013 debut, and first start since upsetting the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, in the six-furlong Golden Shaheen.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Shivananda Parbhoo went to Dubai for the first time last spring, sending out Giant Ryan to a creditable fifth-place finish in the Golden Shaheen. When he goes back for a second time later this month, Parbhoo will return with even more firepower, the reigning male sprint champion, Trinniberg, who will make his 2013 debut and first start since upsetting the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in the six-furlong Golden Shaheen.

On Wednesday, Trinniberg had his final local work before shipping to Dubai next Tuesday evening, breezing five furlongs from the gate in 1:01.30 with regular rider Willie Martinez aboard after the first renovation break. Breaking off between stablemates Purely Precious and Trump Card, Trinniberg posted splits of 25.01, 36.09, and 48.36 seconds, eventually edging away from Purely Precious after the opening half-mile before galloping out six furlongs in 1:14.41. The work came over a cuppy racetrack, with the opening three-eighths into a stiff headwind.

“He worked well, and I liked the way he galloped out,” Parbhoo said. “He didn’t come back tired at all. I worked him from the gate because it’s the same thing we did in his next-to-last work at Santa Anita prior to the Breeders’ Cup. I’ll work him once more in Dubai, probably three-eighths out a half.”

Parbhoo said he got an education from taking Giant Ryan to Dubai a year ago.

“I’m very excited about going back over,” Parbhoo said. “I learned a lot from that trip, just how to prepare and get ready, and this year we’re going back there to win. I only hope the stabling situation is a little better than it was last year, when the quarantine barn was located about four to five miles from the track. We had to put our horse on a truck to go for training, cool him out, and then put him back on a truck to return to the barn.”

Parbhoo’s main concern is the fact that Trinniberg has never raced over a synthetic surface coming into the Golden Shaheen.

“He seems to handle any track we’ve tried him on,” Parbhoo said. “Once I get over there and he works, we’ll know exactly where we stand.”

MatthewPatton More than 1 year ago
Will be interesting to see the results. I liked his win in the Swale off a layoff and Teuflesberg won on synthetics at Keeneland as well as his full sister Ostourah was an impressive winnier on turf. Don't understand anyone bashing shot in Dubai over a race here is the states. Don't know what he needs to prove here in the spring races?
Dave More than 1 year ago
If you think you have a shot to win a $2 million race, you RUN!
Sharjil Ahmad More than 1 year ago
short and simple !
Sharjil Ahmad More than 1 year ago
M & Bruce: People like you were knocking this colt down earlier last year. Now you knock him down for Dubai. I'm not saying he's going to win. But he has a legit shot. Tell me which races they should wait for here, and not go to Dubai to take a shot at big money ?
m More than 1 year ago
I'm a big Trinni fan....made a lot of $ off him last year...he is an incredible athlete and I respect the connections...BUT he should have never ran for the roses. From experience you take risks with thoroughbreds and it USUALLY is a bust. You need to stick with what works for them to be most successful. Slow and steady wins the race.
Sharjil Ahmad More than 1 year ago
Well, there's a big difference in KD and Golden Shaheen. You are comparing taking a shot at mile n a quarter to 6 furlongs. I never supported their decision to run for roses. That was a totally bizarre decision. But to run for 6 furlong Golden Shaheen.... Thats a good decision. Its big money, its his distance. As long as they believe he is physically ready, they should go for it. I don't know what his fitness level is. That's kinda scary to run there after a lay-off. But, its what the connections believe. I think he has a legit shot at it. Even if he hits the board, thats better money than most of the races around here now a days. But, there is no comparison in between running for roses and running for GS
m More than 1 year ago
Wasn't comparing the two...but however they knew (and the world) that the mile and a quarter was a joke...but we'd all like to be on the big stage :) Just trying to get the point across that putting horses up to unknown challenges isn't always the best decision. There's a lot of hurdles with the journey, surface that is risky to me. I'd love to see them bring home the purse.
Sharjil Ahmad More than 1 year ago
Yes there are risks. But are the risks worth taking ? Think about it.... He picks up the $1.6M check. Thats like a good portion of what he is going to be sold for, if he were.Economically, it makes a lot sense. From the perspective of US racing fans, we all get kinda scared when a good horse goes there. I totally hate to see Royal Delta going there. GOD knows how good she is against that kind of a field and that kind of a speed bias. But no matter what, she is still really precious to be wasted on that trip. Mott himself doesn't seem super confident in her chances. Why even try it ?
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
Hello Sharjil, thank-you for your comments. First off, I did not knock Trinniberg down last year so that is your first incorrect assumption. Secondly, I do not map out races for horses I don' t own and thirdly I haven't got the interest in this horse to care what races he chooses to run in. The ultimate goal for this horse should be the Breeders Cup again this year at Santa Anita. This is a pipe dream to travel half way around the world to face the toughest field he will probably ever see. I admire your loyalty to the connections and horse but realistically he will get trounced and the blame will fall on the racing surface and not his inability to handle the world's very best sprinters. I understand the idea of "taking a shot" at five mill but I really don't see him as a serious contender. I apologize if my remarks offend you in anyway, they were not intended to do so.
Anil More than 1 year ago
I thought this horse was in tough for the BC Sprint proved me wrong. I still won the pick 3 because I went deep in the BC Sprint. I'm not leaving him out in Dubai. As an owner/trainer with a horse like this you have to take these shots. At least he is saying that he would know better after his Meydan work. He was royally bashed after the Kentucky Derby debacle yet heralded after BC sprint win. I wish them good luck. Ok here is my picks: Trinniberg - hits the board Little Mile - also ran Dullahan - also ran Royal Delta - also ran Animal Kingdom - WINS !!!!!
Sharjil Ahmad More than 1 year ago
Agree to everything, except AK winning.....ummmmm i dont think so.... I really hope he wins, but its a tough task. Especially how the Meydan surface behaves to his style of running
Roy Sankar More than 1 year ago
m ur an idiot
m More than 1 year ago
Please call me names WITH explanation. I'm open to it. Facts are facts...see u in the desert
Sharjil Ahmad More than 1 year ago
True That !!!
m More than 1 year ago
An old horseman once said you don't get anything extra for doing things more difficult...NEVER raced in the desert....NEVER raced at night....NEVER raced on a synthetic surface....NEVER raced straight! "once I get over there....we'll know exactly where we stand ." Waste of time for a nice colt.......probably ruin him
Grazyna Mianska More than 1 year ago
You seem to be very well educated on stuff that you made up.
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
Seems all factual to me. Where is the made up stuff?
Jason Landman More than 1 year ago
I tend to agree. However, this race is not run over a straight. It used to be at the old track, but now they actually run a turn in their 6f sprint. I'm a big Trinni fan, loved him in the BC, but this is a tall, tall task off that kind of layoff over an unfamiliar surface. I'll try to beat him at a very short price in the US pools.
Il Villano More than 1 year ago
good luck
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
For Trinni and his very close knit Family I say Namaste'.
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
Long way to go with a second rate rider to get nothing! This horse is outclassed by a mile.
MICHEL More than 1 year ago
Outclassed? by who? name 3 horses that have better ratings at 6 furlongs than him. Your comment sounds racist to me, get a life.
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
Does the name calling make you feel better Michelle? When this colt gets trounced you'll feel like the real winner you are. Racist? You need some serious help and a better understanding of thoroughbred racing.
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
The last time Martinez showed up in the top 100 riders in the nation was 2009 when he finished 98th with a 13% win average. You want to debate whether the guy is a champion jockey? Novices, like you see a horse win one big race and try and immortalize them and their jockeys. Sorry chump, been around too long to get pulled in to that kind of argument. Get back to me when you have something factual to report and not some stupid remarks about racism. Anyother cards you want to play to cover up your ignorance?
Joseph Duckett More than 1 year ago
Bruce...I think maybe you're being a bit harsh on Willie. Its every riders dream to get lucky with that one special horse, and it seems he was in the right place at the right time when he was given the opportunity to rice Trinni...what's wrong with a trainer giving a second-tier jockey a shot anyway? He proved competent with the top jocks already when he piloted the very successful Noble's Promise a few years back. Look beyond the percentages before you slam the "no-name" riders. Smarty Jones and Stuart Elliot...I'll Have Another and Mario Gutierez...the list goes on.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
He IS a racist Michel and too ignorant to realize it.
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
Coming from the idiot who informed us all Little Mike ran on turf at Meydan last week. Ignorant you think? Got a mirror?
Grazyna Mianska More than 1 year ago
Sorry but I am allergic to your cow manure.
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
lol no need to be sorry, you are what you are allergic to, as the saying goes.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Stop following me around and don't mess with Family.
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
better things to do than follow the ill informed around
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
GOOD! Then just go away.
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
so now you're related to everybody that ever sent a horse to the gate, you're a joke chad and not a very funny one
Rudy DiCristina More than 1 year ago
Hey Bruce, 2nd rate rider did manage to will on Brass Hat in Dubai,not riders fault if horse tested positive
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
It is what it is Rudy, every dog has his day and Willie has had a few good horses along the way. I have said it before and I will say it again " good horses make good jockeys " not the reverse. If Willie wins this race and you cash a big ticket, congradulations, cheers. It is just an opinion Rudy, have fun with it, that's what I'm about. Thanks for your reply.
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
Hey Rudy, ever hear of a kid named Ronny Franklin? He won the Derby in 79 on a nag named Spectacular Bid. My point is any rider can win any race anytime and it doesn't make him a great rider. Let's get serious for a moment. I don't come on here and start taking personal pot shots at guys like Willie Martinez but believe me it would be very easy to do so if you know anything about Chillie Willie. My remarks are based on facts and nothing else. Other than Brass Hat and Trinniberg you would be hard pressed to name two more horses of note associated with Willie Martinez. He hasn't been in the top 100 riders in the nation since 2009 where he finished 98th. Other than some decent years riding at Turfway and Tampa the guy has never been able to consistently ride with the riders on the major circuits. I am sorry but I will have to stand by my original comment and maintain the man to be a second rate jockey. He may be more than adequate to handle Trinniberg but if he was that talented why isn't he in New York, California, Gulfstream or any other of the major tracks making the big bucks?