The Futura Is Now…
The Drakenstein Stud based champion, and former Horse Of The Year, Futura, has made a tremendous start to his stud career.
Despite never racing at two, the son of Dynasty has already supplied five impressive two-year-old winners thus far, and, at the time of writing, Futura has been responsible for ten first crop runners who have either won or finished in the money.
South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2014-2015, Futura’s six first crop winners are headed by G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe winner Nourbese and G2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper third Jasmine.Futura, who is currently involved in a duel with Global View to be South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire of 2019-2020, has eight lots on this week’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale:
Lot 70: Calluna, a colt bred on similar lines to the Dynasty sired champion Beach Beauty, dam of this season’s G2 World Sports Guineas winner Wild Coast
Lot 88: Embrace Me, a filly, closely inbred to Western Winter, out of East Cape champion Clear Sailing, a nine time winner who earned more than R600 000 in stakes
Lot 150: Dame Of Flames, a filly whose stakes placed dam is a full-sister to the G3 placed dam of Thekwini Stakes winning champion Lady In Black (sired, like Futura, by Dynasty)
Lot 215: Unnamed, this colt is a half-brother to classy filly Dancing Queen -third in the recent G2 WSB Camellia Stakes and his dam is a full-sister to Matchem Stakes winner Thundering Jet
Lot 256: Forward Spell, out G1 Empress Club Stakes winner Little Miss Magic, this colt is a half-brother to four winners including millionaire Miss Katalin
Lot 379: Grayswood Pink, this filly is out of a G3 placed own sister to the dam of East Cape champion and multiple stakes winner Madame Speaker
Lot 394: Unnamed, he is out of a dual winning half-sister to Winter Oaks winner Rush For John, the family of multiple G1 winning champion Vesta
Lot 436: Vida Futura, this colt is out of G2 The Debutante winner Tempted, granddam a stakes winning daughter of Southern Halo