7 January 2022

Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young sire, and former G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner, Futura dominated proceedings in Friday’s Listed Ardmore Jamaica Handicap (2000m), with his daughters Pink Tourmaline and Jasmine finishing first and third respectively.

Trained, like her sire, by Brett Crawford, talented four-year-old Pink Tourmaline maintained her unbeaten record over 2000m with a fluent performance in Friday’s Listed feature for fillies and mares.
Under a positive ride from Corne Orffer, the Drakenstein Stud bred and owned filly hit the front some way from home, and kept going gamely to land the 2022 Jamaica Handicap by three-parts of a lengths.

It was a smart performance by Pink Tourmaline, who had a wide draw to overcome.

Pink Tourmaline’s classy paternal half-sister Jasmine, third in the G2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper at two, ran on to claim third spot, two lengths behind the convincing winner.

Now a five time winner from 14 starts, Pink Tourmaline claimed the 2022 Jamaica Handicap in a time of 124.27 seconds.

Out of the Trippi mare Sapphire Gem, Pink Tourmaline (bred on the same Futura/Trippi cross as stakes winners Sweet Future and Vihaan’s Pie) is the seventh stakes winner to have emerged from Futura’s first crop.

South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2014-2015, Futura has three lots on the Cape Premier Yearling Sale, and two lots on the Cape Yearling Sale.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club