The connections of 2020 Sun Met winner One World have made no decision yet on their smashing four-year-old colt’s immediate future, and no official announcement is expected until next week, soonest.
Ken Truter, who races One World in partnership with his wife Jane, Etienne Braun and Braam van Huyssteen, told Turf Talk on Wednesday that he, and his partners, were still “coming off a cloud” after Saturday’s win. A firm, objective decision will only be made once they are able to get together for a meeting next week.
Truter said: “This was a personal pinnacle in my racing career, and my partners are similarly ecstatic. We’ve briefly discussed One World’s future, we’ve exchanged e-mails but we’ve decided to relax and take a step back.
“We will get together next week, trainer Vaughan Marshall will be with us, and we will probably have lunch and look at the matter from objective angles. I cannot give any indication at this point whether we will race him again or retire him to stud.”
If One World is to be retired to the stallion barn, there is also no indication which farm would be standing him. A son of Captain Al and Aquilonia, an imported mare by Giant’s Causeway, one would imagine that his services will be in the highest demand. But whether the owners will hang on to all their shares or syndicate him, is a subject for conjecture.
Breeder John Koster of Klawervlei Stud, who bred One World, commented: “One World’s breeding career is not in my hands at all, it’s a matter for his owners.
“One World does have a special place in my heart and my team and I were overjoyed when he won such a wonderful race on Saturday.
We bred him from a mare by Giant’s Causeway, one of the best broodmare sires on the globe who imparted his own fighting spirit to this colt. We raised him here at Klawervlei and we have followed his career with interest.”