IPHIKO is a Trippi filly out of the Western Winter mare Valor Red. Bred by Klipdrif Stud, she was purchased privately by the Hollywood Syndicate ahead of the 2020 National Yearling Sale.
Named By: Brand Ambassador Akona Ndungane
Name Meaning: IPHIKO is isiXhosa for Wing, the position Akona played for the Blue Bulls and Springboks
Sex: Bay Filly
Foaled: 18 September 2018
Mare: Valor Red
Damsire: Western Winter
Breeder: Klipdrif Stud
Trainer: Mike De Kock
Purchased: National Yearling Sale, July 2020
Pedigree: View here
From a highly acclaimed Lammerskraal family, the mare VALOR RED, enjoyed plenty of success throughout her career with 2 wins, R126,225, at 3, 1000 – 2000m, inc. East Cape Oaks, L, placed 5 times, from only 10 starts; Own sister to NANIA, RED RAY, BISHOP’S BOUNTY, BRUTAL FORCE, Vermilion; half-sister to ADOBE PINK; dam of 4 previous foals; 2 runners; 2 winners.
Updates – Iphiko
July 30th, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville in the Listed Umngeni Handicap. Finished 7th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She may have been flat on the day. She will have a break and come back fresh for the new season.
July 1st, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville in the Grade 2 Post Merchants. Finished 11th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The 1200m trip is just too far for her.
June 17th, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 3rd out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run against the boys.
June 3rd, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 6th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run for her first go over 1200m. She had a 27 week break going into this feature, great run in that Gr1 company.
January 7th, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth in The Franschhoek Motor Museum Winchester Sprint Cup. Finished 5th out of 15 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run against the boys. She will now have a break for a few weeks as she’s had a hard season.
December 3rd, 2022
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth in the Grade 2 wsb.co.za Southern Cross Stakes. Finished 2nd out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Great run from her in this grade.
November 17th, 2022
367 – IPHIKO notches up her fifth career victory in style over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course, this afternoon. She showed her natural gate speed under Muzi Yeni and found another kick where it matters most. She is trainer by Mike de Kock and is bred by Team Valor International (Nom: Mr B Irwin). Well Done to Brand Ambassador Akona Ndungane and Team.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good win with top weight. She was very gusty after having a hard season.
November 6th, 2022
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein in the Listed Gardenia Stakes. Finished 5th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Not a bad run in this company on a soft track. She is better on quicker ground.
October 8th, 2022
354 – IPHIKO makes it 4 wins in a row in impressive fashion over 1000m on the Turffontein Inside course. She showed her natural speed under Winning Form-sponsored jockey Richard Fourie and won with a ton in hand. She was brought to the course in perfect condition by trainer Mike de Kock and she is bred by Team Valor International (Nom: Mr B Irwin).
September 22nd, 2022
346 – IPHIKO was ultra-impressive when winning Race 7 over 1000m at Turffontein this afternoon. She showed her natural gate speed and never looked back under Muzi Yeni. She is a winner of her last three starts and has been trained to perfection by Mike de Kock. She is bred by Team Valor International (Nom: Mr B Irwin).
September 2nd, 2022
335 – IPHIKO won Race 1 at Hollywoodbets Greyville in the Global Team Horse Racing event last night. She showed her natural speed and fought back well under a perfect ride by Winning Form-sponsored Keagan de Melo. Well done to trainer Mike de Kock and the breeders Team Valor International (Nom: Mr B Irwin). Well done to Brand Ambassador Akona Ndungane who named the daughter of Trippi, and who has now won two in a row.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good first-up win after her maiden win.
August 21st, 2022
332 – IPHIKO wins Race 3 at Hollywoodbets Scottsville over 1000m with ease. She showed good speed under Winning Form-sponsored jockey Keagan de Melo and never looked back. The daughter of Trippi is trained by Mike de Kock.
February 2nd, 2022
Iphiko will be travelling to the Robbie Dawson farm tomorrow for a rest, so she can heal from a sore back which has been troubling her for a while. We believe a rest is the only thing that will heal the problem.
January 30th, 2022
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a much improved run compared to her previous race.
January 20th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Mike de Kock said he will give her a run in the next two weeks and if she does not run well, she should move to a weaker centre.
December 28th, 2021
Raced over 1000m at Turffontein. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She played up badly in the stalls and missed the start. Much improved run and she looks like she will prefer a bit further.
August 24th, 2021
She made her debut over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course this afternoon. She lost two lengths coming out the gates and was reported to be not striding out. She still has plenty of scope and there should be plenty of improvement to come from the daughter of Trippi.
February 22nd, 2021
This filly has come a long way since joining up with the Mike De Kock team. Having started out in Di De Kocks “nursery”, she is now ready to begin phase two of her prep and should be joining up with Mike De Kock in the next few weeks.
October 14th, 2020
She is still quite backward and is taking time to strengthen up. With that said, she progressing nicely and should be ready to come into the next phase of her career in the coming months. Seen below grazing in one of the paddocks on the Sally Bruss leased farm.
August 15th, 2020
This is a beautifully bred filly with an exceptional family tree. Seen here as a foal, she already oozed class as a weanling and has developed into a very exciting prospect for the Syndicate.