Updated on 09/15/2011 12:56PM

Trippi retired, will stand at Vinery


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Grade 1 winner has been retired and will enter stud for the 2002 breeding season at Vinery in Lexington.

In a release issued Thursday, Cot Campbell of Dogwood Stables said the 4-year-old End Sweep colt had recurring hoof problems after seriously injuring his left front heel in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap in March. Trippi finished second in that race and has not won since capturing the Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes last September. In his last of four starts this season, an Aug. 11 allowance race at Saratoga, he finished third behind Big E E.

"When it was clear he was not able to compete as his previous top-class level, Trippi was sent to Rood and Riddle veterinary clinic in Lexington for evaluation and the retirement decision was made," Campbell said.

Vinery purchased a 25 percent interest in the colt last year and will announce syndication details and a stud fee in September.

Trippi retires with a career record of 14-7-1-2, including graded stakes wins that established his reputation as a top sprinter. In addition to the Vosburgh, Trippi also won the Grade 2 Riva Ridge Stakes and Tom Fool Handicap and the Grade 3 Flamingo and Swale Stakes that season. He also finished third in Saratoga's Grade 3 Amsterdam Handicap last year.

Trippi has a career bankroll of $666,220.

Bred in Florida by Harry T. Mangurian's Mockingbird operation, Trippi is out of the Valid Appeal mare Jealous Appeal. He is a half-brother to graded stakes-winner Appealing Skier, stakes-winners Miss Jealski and Jealous Forum, and graded stakes-placed Jealous Crusader.

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