Drakenstein Stud’s four time Gr1 winning stallion Futura has made a superb start to his stud career, and the former Horse Of The Year enjoyed another notable result at Borrowdale Park on Sunday.
Futura filly Dindingwe made it five wins from just six starts when she won Sunday’s Zimbabwe Guineas, while accounting for another promising filly, and stablemate, in the form of True Beauty.
Under Rodgers Satombo, three-year-old Dindingwe stayed on gamely to register a neck win while claiming the 2021 Zimbabwe Guineas for trainer Kirk Swanson.
Bred by the Ndoro Stud, Dindingwe has four Zimbabwe feature race wins to her name.
The smart winner is out of the Jallad mare Miss Delish.
Horse Of The Year Futura, one of the very best sons of deceased top sire Dynasty, got off to a flying start with his first crop also including Gr2 Durban Golden Horseshoe winner Nourbese, Listed Bauhinia Handicap winner Sweet Future, Gr2 filly Jasmine, as well as the likes of the aforementioned Dindingwe and promising sorts Pink Tourmaline and Warrior.
The champion has 11 yearlings on offer at the 2021 National Sale, including a colt (Lot 203) from the same female line as the likes of Glorious Song, Rahy and Singspiel, a colt (Lot 360) out of G1 Woolavington 2000 runner up Arabian Pearl, and a half-brother (Lot 362) to Listed Ardmore Jamaica Handicap queen Princess Irene.