Drakenstein Stud’s four time G1 winning stallion Futura has some very promising three-year-olds this season, and the former Horse Of The Year came up with another smart looking sophomore performer when his daughter Light Of The Moon ran out a courageous winner of Saturday’s Listed Ormond Ferraris Oak Trial (2000m) at Turffontein.
The lightly raced Light Of The Moon showed plenty of heart as she settled down to fight out the finish of Saturday’s Oaks Trial with eventual runner up Princess Kesh.
Trained by the Barend Botes/Yolandie Vosloo partnership, Light Of The Moon, under a strong ride from Muzi Yeni, outfought her rival to prevail by a head. It was another five lengths back to the third horse home, Defender Of Rights.
One of two runners in this year’s Oaks Trial for Futura, Light Of The Moon was bred by her owner, Drakenstein Stud.
Now a two time winner from six starts, Light Of The Moon is out of the Black Minnaloushe mare Cat And The Moon.
Her sire Futura, whose first crop yielded the graded stakes winners Nourbese, Vihaan’s Pie and Warrior, has some very smart looking three-year-olds this season including G3 Cape Classic third place-getter Xavion and Future Prince, a winner of three of just four starts.
The champion son of Dynasty is also the sire of promising two-year-old, and G1 Allan Robertson Championship hope, Princess Ozma.
Original article written by Cape Breeders Club