18 January 2022

Fresh off siring the first and third place finishers in the recent Listed Ardmore Jamaica Handicap, Drakenstein Stud’s promising young sire Futura came up with two more eye catching winners recently.

On Saturday, Futura’s ultra speedy daughter Sweet Future made it five wins from nine starts with a fluent win at Turffontein, while on Monday, Futura’s promising son Future Prince caught the eye with a convincing win at Kenilworth.

Both Sweet Future (Cape Sugarbird) and Future Prince (Pemba Island) are out of daughters of Drakenstein’s champion sire Trippi.

Trained by Michael and Adam Azzie, four-year-old Sweet Future had caught the eye when finishing a close up fourth in the recent G2 WSB Live Casino Southern Cross Stakes, and showed travel had no ill-effect on her when storming home to score impressively on Saturday.
Under Warren Kennedy, the Drakenstein Stud bred and owned filly romped home to land the TAB Telebet 0861 000 822 Pinnacle Stakes (1100m) by nearly a length and a quarter -leaving such G1 winners as Battle Force, Rivarine, Warrior’s Rest, Chimichuri Run and Eden Roc in her wake.

Winner of the 2021 Listed Bauhinia Handicap, Sweet Future has now earned in excess of R330 000.

Her paternal half-brother Future Prince also caught the eye when he won the eighth and final race at Kenilworth on Monday.
Trained, like his sire, by Brett Crawford, the gelded three-year-old made it two wins from just three starts when staying on gamely to win by a neck, under a strong ride from Louis Mxothwa.

Bred by Drakenstein Stud, Future Prince had won on debut, beating subsequent G1 Cape Guineas winner Double Superlative, before finishing sixth on his only subsequent start.

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

Original article by Cape Breeders Club