Drakenstein Stud’s four time G1 winning sire, and former South African Horse Of The Year, Futura, came up with an eye catching debut winner at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Three-year-old Le Morne, trained, like his sire, by Brett Crawford, made the perfect start to his racing career when winning first time out on Saturday.
Sent off a 25-2 chance for Saturday’s Tabonline.co.za Maiden Plate (1400m), Le Morne defied a tardy start with a smart performance.
Ridden by Louis Mxothwa, Le Morne came with a strong late rush to win going away by three-parts of a length.
Bred by Maine Chance Farms, Le Morne, whose trainer described him as a “horse with a beautiful action who does everything right”, is out of the Kahal mare Khonza.
The Futura colt was a R140 000 buy from the 2021 National Yearling Sale.
Le Morne is one of several promising three-year-olds representing his increasingly successful sire this season, with other notable sophomores by Futura in 2022-2023 including WSB Dahlia Plate winner Ekoria, and eye catching debut winner Typeset.
Already sire of such graded stakes winners as Pink Tourmaline, Nourbese, Warrior and Vihaan’s Pie, Futura has three lots on offer at the upcoming August Two Year Old Sale, including a full-brother (Lot 26) to Zimbabwe star Dindingwe.