In his impressive victory performance in the $400,000 Woody Stephens S. (G2) at Belmont Park on June 9, Trinniberg sped the highest sprint Beyer of any 3-year-old colt in 2012.
The dark bay/brown from the first crop of Teuflesberg posted a 106 Beyer in the Woody Stephens, the best seven-furlong Beyer Speed Figure by any 3-year-old this season. Trinniberg also emulated his sire in winning the prestigious Belmont Stakes (G1) Day event.
Long one of America's top sprint targets, the 2012 Woody Stephens field was chock full of Graded stakes talent. Ten went to post, including four who had won their last starts. Carrying co-highweight of 123 lbs., Trinniberg broke like a shot under Willie Martinez, and led the field through fractions of :22.30, :44.73, and 1:08.78, while under repeated pressure. Martinez set Trinniberg down at the head of the lane, and the colt responded gamely, hitting the wire 1 3/4 lengths clear of Grade 1 winner and runner-up Currency Swap. Final time was 1:22.26.
Trinniberg has now won three Graded stakes in four 2012 starts, with his only off the board performance coming in the Kentucky Derby (G1) over 1 1/4 miles. Trinniberg has compiled an enviable record of 4 wins and 2 seconds from 9 starts, with earnings of $581,300 and a very fine 15.80 Standard Starts Index. Bred in Kentucky by J M Stables, he races for the Parboo family's Shivananda Racing, and is trained by family patriarch Bisnath Parboo.
Teuflesberg (Johennesburg-St. Michelle, by Devil's Bag) is Florida's No. 1 Second-Crop Sire in 2012 with progeny earnings approaching $700,000. He stands for $3,500 live foal.
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