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Drakenstein’s Futura Opens His Account

New sire off the mark - Futura

One of the multiple Equus champion Dynasty’s best sons, former SA Horse Of The Year Futura celebrated his first winner on the rescheduled Gauteng Guineas raceday at Turffontein on Wednesday, when Corne Spies’ 2yo gelding Karnallie scored at his third start.

2015 J&B Met - Futura

Futura (credit: hamishNIVENPhotography)

The winner, a R75 000 BSA 2019 National 2yo Sale graduate, had placed on debut and after a quiet second start put it all together in the manner of a horse with a future. He  got the better of the backed South East after a brief tussle over the final 200m to win well under Craig Zackey.

Karnallie clocked 68,21 secs for the 1160m on ground posted as ‘good’ with a pen reading of 22.

He was consigned to sale by Ambiance Stud and was bred by Heritage Stud from the Parade Leader mare Ariza, who won three times at 2000m.  She has had 5 previous foals, with her 4 runners including 2 winners.

Karnallie, who races in the scarlet and crimson of Corne Spies Racing, should be effective over ground.

South Africa’s Horse Of The Year, Champion Older Male, and Middle Distance Horse of 2014-2015, Futura was an exceptional athlete whose nine wins (grossing R4,3 million)  from 18 outings, included triumphs in both the Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and Gr1 J&B Met, as well as back to back scores in the Gr1 Champions Cup.


He is a son of Badger’s Drift mare, Scribblin’ The Cat.

Futura has proven popular at sale, with his colt Castle On The Hill topping the 2019 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, when knocked down to EIB Bloodstock for R1,3 million.

Futura stood at Drakenstein for a fee of R12 000 in 2019. He has 5 lots on the Cape Premier Yearling Sale on 28 February.

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