GRAPPLER is a gelding by Trippi, out of the Fort Wood mare Princess Milo. He is bred by Klawervlei Stud, and is in training with Sean Tarry.

Sex: Chestnut Gelding
Foaled: 18/09/2017
Sire: Trippi
Mare: Princess Milo (Fort Wood)
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Trainer: Kom Naidoo
Record: 15-3-8
First run for Hollywood Syndicate: 19/10/2021
Record for Hollywood Syndicate: 8-1-2

UPDATES – Grappler

January 4th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 6th out of 6 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He missed the start and was a long way back. He never finished the race off. He will be given one more chance and if he doesn’t improve, he will be retired or moved to a weaker centre.

20230104 Hollywoodbets Greyville Express Clip Race 4 won by JUSTAGUYTHING – YouTube

September 4th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 10th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Keagan pulled him up during the race. He said that he was not striding out.

August 23rd, 2022
He has settled in well in KZN. The stable have dewormed him and had his teeth done. His back was a bit sore so I had the physio on him and he has started to do some work. Very pleased with the way he is going.

May 19th, 2022
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Sean Tarry said he needed the run and he will come on from the outing.

January 22nd, 2022
Raced over 1450m at Turffontein on the Inside course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Sean Tarry said that it is too far for him he will come back in trip.

January 15th, 2022
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein. Craig Zackey post-race comment:

December 29th, 2021
Trainer comment from Sean Tarry:
Grappler seemed to be ring rusty on Monday the 18th of December when running second. I do feel it was a very good comeback run.

December 18th, 2021
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Ran a honest race but he is looking for a bit more ground.

October 19, 2021
242 – GRAPPLER wins the sixth race at the Vaal Racecourse this afternoon. He was switched off behind the leaders and quickened up well to notch up his third career victory. He is trained by Sean Tarry and was ridden to perfection by Lyle Hewitson. Well done to the breeders Klawervlei Stud.

The horse Grappler winning at the Vaal.

The horse Grappler being led in at the Vaal

October 8th, 2021
GRAPPLER was acquired by the Hollywood Syndicate from Sean Tarry, following the withdrawal of owner Chris van Niekerk from the sport.