Drakenstein Stud’s promising young sire Futura has had a good run of form over the past few days.
Not only did Futura supply a pair of winners at the Vaal on Thursday, his two-year-old daughter Light Of The Moon captured the first race at Fairview on Friday.
Futura’s first success over the past two days came when his two-year-old daughter Tinder Dry broke her maiden in open company when winning the sixth race at the Vaal.
Owned and trained by Fanie Bronkhurst, the Varsfontein Stud bred filly romped home to win impressively by a length and three-quarters while successful over 1600 metres.
Out of the Noordhoek Flyer mare Up In Smoke, Tinder Dry was a R35 000 buy from the 2020 Cape Yearling Sale.
Futura’s second success at the Vaal’s Thursday racemeeting came in the very next race, when his Brett Warren trained son Supreme Dance claimed his second victory when scoring a fluent win over 1500m.
Ridden by S’Manga Khumalo, the Cheveley Stud bred colt kicked on gamely to post a near half-length win, with the three-year-old having been placed in each of his three previous starts.
Supreme Dance, who is out of the Danehill Dancer mare Orange Dancer, was a R110 000 buy from the 2019 National Sale.
Futura also struck at Fairview the following day when his Justin Snaith trained daughter Light Of The Moon won the first race on the card. Making just her second start, the Drakenstein Stud bred and owned two-year-old powered home to score by a neck.
Futura has several highly promising two-year-olds to his name this season headed by G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe runner up AJ’s Captain.
South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2014-2015, Futura has made a great start to his stud career, with the son of Dynasty’s seven first crop stakes horses headed by such graded stakes winners as Nourbese, Vihaan’s Pie and Warrior, as well as the record breaking Sweet Future.