Chalk Up Another Stakes Win for I'm A Rippa

Mark Smith - Saturday December 1

I'm A Rippa passed the magical seven figures in earnings when he won the Listed Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich back in June however the 5-year-old son of Love Conquers All is not one to rest on his laurels and he chalked up a third stakes win in Saturday's Group III BRC George Moore Stakes at Doomben.

The courageous gelding gave trainer Tony Gollan a fourth win on the day when defeating stablemate Most Important (I Am Invincible) by one and a quarter lengths with a long neck to the favourite Victorem (I Am Invincible) in third place.


Winner of the $1 million Magic Millions QTIS Open (1300m) at the Gold Coast back in January, I'm A Rippa advances his record to 8 wins, 7 seconds and 5 thirds from 26 starts with earnings of $1,166,757.

"I'm A Rippa has run 1.8.43 which is slightly faster than my other horse Zoustyle ran in winning earlier in the day," Gollan told AAP.

"If you had told me this morning I'm A Rippa would run faster time than Zoustyle I would have laughed. But he surprised me today."

"He can go on to race in the summer sprints and then finish up in either the QTIS Millions race or the Magic Millions Cup."

"The difference today was that I'm A Rippa could lead at a slow pace and then sprint away."

Gollan purchased the son of Love Conquers All for $55,000 out of the Banchory Thoroughbreds draft at the 2015 Magic Million Gold Coast March Yearling Sale.

The first foal of the 2-time winning Seidnazar mare Derippa, I'm A Rippa is the first stakes-winner in the family for four generations.

Derippa has a 3yo Sizzling colt named Jack Derippa, who was purchased by Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock for $140,000 at the 2017 Gold Coast Yearling Sale and a yearling full brother to I'm a Rippa who was purchased by Gollan Racing/John Foote Bloodstock for $80,000 at this year's January sale.

Derippa has a yearling Foxwedge filly that has been catalogued by Eureka Stud to the Gold Coast Yearling Sale in January (Lot 514).

Tragically, Derippa's Spirit Of Boom colt foal was destroyed after birth.

Love Conquers All has just one at the Magic Millions, two catalogued to the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale and one for the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

Advertisment
More Reading...
More Success for Savanna Amour
Top class mare Savanna Amour made it back to back Group wins at Caulfield on Saturday when taking out the Group II MRC Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes, her dam Savanna La Mar a confirmed booking to visit Newgate Farm’s brilliant Group I winning sprinter Flying Artie this spring.
One To Watch - Bendigo
A 10,000 guineas Tattersalls October yearling, Craig (GB), received his passport after finishing third as a $100 chance in a 2yo maiden over 7 furlongs at Newmarket last November.
Windsor Park Set Fees - Paddington Popular
Siyouni’s European superstar PADDINGTON, who shuttle’s to Windsor Park Stud, Cambridge from Coolmore, Ireland for his first Southern Hemisphere season in 2024, has proved an instant hit with breeders.
Sires With Winners - Wednesday May 22
Here is the full list of 43 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Riverdene Stud Fees Confirmed
Established sires DISSIDENT and SIZZLING comprise the Riverdene Stud stallion roster for another covering season with the Riverina-based outfit confirming that the Group 1 winning duo will again stand at an advertised service fee of $5,500 (inc. GST) on live foal payment terms.
Inglis Digital Expands into the USA
Inglis is proud to announce its expansion into America via a takeover and rebrand of leading online thoroughbred auction company Wanamaker’s, which will now be known as Inglis Digital USA.
Kiwi 3YO Stakes Derby Claim
Talented three-year-old stayer First Innings has booked a place in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) after coming from last to land a 2180m three-year-old handicap at Ipswich on Wednesday.
Dark Horses Will Be Hard to Beat
The horses and riders are arriving at Stonewall Equestrian for the TSHA National Titles (May 23 – 26) and one of the most interesting teams taking on the Maiden Teams Challenge features a couple of wily old showjumpers and a Group I placed Godolphin stakes-winner that earned nearly $1million on the track.
Lofty Goals for Written Tycoon's Private Life
Backed as if unbeatable when fourth on debut at Canterbury, Private Life defied a betting drift when opening his winning account in Wednesday's Hyland Race Colours Maiden Hcp (1100m) at Warick Farm so impressively, Chris Waller has tagged him a Guineas horse.
One To Watch - Hawkesbury
The future looks bright for the 3-year-old Shamus Award gelding Odegaard, who made a winning career debut in the competitive Blakes Marine Provincial Maiden Hcp (1300m) at Hawkesbury on Thursday.