25 June 2023

Drakenstein Stud’s very much inform stallion Futura had a great day at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday, with Futura supplying two eye-catching winners on the day, headed by impressive Listed World Sports Betting Stormsvlei Stakes winner Future Girl.

Trained, like her sire, by Brett Crawford, three-year-old Future Girl claimed her biggest win to date when storming home, under an inform Louis Mxothwa, to claim Saturday’s 1800m Listed feature by a length and a quarter.

Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, the progressive Future Girl has now won twice from seven starts.

A 15th stakes winner for Futura, Future Girl is out of the Trippi mare Monte Carlo Girl, and is bred on the same Futura/Trippi cross as stakes winners Pink Tourmaline, Vihaan’s Pie, Sweet Future and Dawnofanewday.
Her sire had had success earlier on the day when Futura gelding Future Turn stormed home to win the third race at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth for Justin Snaith and Richard Fourie. Now a four-time winner, the versatile three-year-old, who has won three of his last four starts, was bred by Drakenstein Stud.

Futura went close to having a feature race double on Saturday, with the former South African Horse Of The Year also the sire of Saturday’s G3 World Sports Betting Pocket Power Stakes runner up The Futurist. Ironically, the winner of the Pocket Power Stakes, Solar Power, was sired by Futura’s own sire Dynasty.

The champion son of Dynasty has enjoyed plenty of success this season, with Futura’s feature race winners of the 2022-2023 South African season headed by G3 World Sports Betting Gold Bowl winner Future Pearl, G3 Politician Stakes hero Rockpool, Listed Durbanville Cup victor Thefutureisbright, the aforementioned Future Girl and Listed WSB Scarlet Lady queen Dawnofanewday. The latter also finished a close second in the G2 Track And Ball Oaks last time out, with another Futura daughter Pink Tourmaline claiming the 2022 Track And Ball Oaks.

Himself a four-time G1 winner, Futura has seven lots on offer at the 2023 KZN Yearling Sale.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club