05/20/2014 10:10AM

Trinniberg to stand Southern Hemisphere season in Brazil

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Champion sprinter Trinniberg will stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras Ponta Pora, Brazil, beginning later this year.

The 5-year-old son of Teuflesberg is in the midst of his first season at stud at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., where he stands for an advertised fee of $7,500.

“A horse of this caliber absolutely warrants interest from South American stud farms,” said Lere Visagie of Rockridge Stud. “We want to give the horse the best chance possible to succeed, and dual-hemisphere breeding will certainly give him that added chance.”

Trinniberg won five of 18 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $1,553,086. His most successful season came during his 3-year-old campaign, where wins in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes, and Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes and Swale Stakes secured the Eclipse Award for champion male sprinter in 2012. He also placed in four additional graded stakes races during 2011-2013, including a runner-up finish in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes as a juvenile.

Bred in Kentucky by J M Stables, Trinniberg is out of the stakes-placed Goldminers Gold mare Bella Dorato, who is the dam of three winners from as many foals to race.