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 (Dan De Wet), the Corne Spies trained Karnallie (pictured in the sales ring above) showed plenty of courage in getting up to win close home over 1160m and score by a head, under jockey Craig Zackey. Karnallie is related to Along Came Polly and Young Rake.
The gelding, owned by Corne Spies Racing, 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, the Guy Murdoch bred 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, himself a R500 000 buy from the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, 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 with his son Castle On The Hill fetching R1 300 000 to top the 2019 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.
Futura, who also has some exceptional prospects coming up on the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, has five yearlings on offer at the Cape Yearling Sale this month including a half-brother (Lot 1) to the smart pair of Kimberley Star and World Radar, a filly (Lot 95) out of a four time winning daughter of Fastnet Rock, and a filly (Lot 124) out of Spook Express Handicap winner Rubirosa.