22 February 2022

Drakenstein Stud’s four time G1 winning stallion Futura made a cracking start to his stud career with seven stakes winners emerging from his first crop.

Futura’s second crop is also shaping up with promise, and includes G3 Cape Classic third Xavion, G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe runner up AJ’s Captain and the very promising Future Prince.

The latter made it three wins, from just four starts, when winning a good race at Kenilworth on Monday afternoon, and Future Prince looks to be a three-year-old with a bright future ahead of him.

Trained, like Futura himself, by Brett Crawford, Future Prince fought out a good finish to the seventh race on Monday, with the gelding prevailing by three-parts of a length in the 1600m contest.

Bred by Drakenstein Stud, Future Prince is out of the Trippi mare Pemba Island.

The three-year-old was a R150 000 buy from the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

Future Prince is bred on the same Futura/Trippi cross as G3 Poinsettia Stakes winner Vihaan’s Pie, Listed Ardmore Jamaica Handicap queen Pink Tourmaline, and the very speedy Bauhinia Handicap victress Sweet Future.

South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2014-2015, Futura has two fillies on offer at Sunday’s Cape Yearling Sale.

Original article by Cape Breeders Club