Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young stallion Futura supplied his first winner, when his two-year-old son Karnallie got off the mark at Turffontein on Guineas day.
Bred by the Heritage Stud, the Corne Spies trained Karnallie showed plenty of courage in getting up to win close home over 1160m and score by a head, under jockey Craig Zackey.
The gelding, who had run second on debut, is out of the Parade Leader mare Ariza, with Karnallie a R75 000 buy from the 2019 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale.
Karnallie and Future Fame (placed on debut) are two of just four runners to have represented their brilliant sire Futura thus far.
One of three sons of outstanding sire Dynasty to be named South African Horse Of The Year, Futura was an exceptional racehorse whose nine wins, from 18 outings, included triumphs in all of the 2015 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, 2015 G1 J&B Met, and the G1 Champions Cup (with Futura landing the Champions Cup in both 2014 and 2015).
Futura, who shares his sire with promising KZN stallion Act Of War, earned over R4.3 million during his racing career and was named not only Horse Of The Year but also Champion Older Male and Champion MIddle Distance Horse in 2014-2015.
The champion, who hails from the same family as G1 winners Aslan and Angelina, has already made a big impression with his first crop in the sales ring. A colt by Futura made R1 200 000 at the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, while Futura colt Castle On The Hill was knocked down for R1 300 000 to top the 2019 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.
Futura has five yearlings on offer at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale this month.