One World, one of only two entire horses to win the Sun Met in the last 16 years, is to stand alongside the other one (Futura) at Drakenstein Stud. He will not race again.
No stud fee has yet been announced but John Freeman reports that the syndication is almost complete. The four-year-old, winner of ten of his 14 starts, is one of the last top sons of Captain Al trained by Vaughan Marshall who won the Cape Guineas with the subsequent champion sire in 2000 and with his sons William Longsword and Tap O’Noth.
One World, bred by Klawervlei and bought for R425 000 at the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, won over R5.6 million for owners Etienne Braun, Braam van Huyssteen, Ken and Jane Truter. His Met time was the fastest since Pocket Power won the great race for the first time in 2007.
He has the pedigree to make it as a stallion. His dam is by the Aidan O’Brien-trained Storm Cat European Horse of the Year Giant’s Causeway (known as The Iron Horse for his tough constitution and battling qualities) while One World’s grandam was placed in the Prix Vermeille and is a full sister to a French Oaks winner.
By Michael Clower