Lita Ann Futeran
OWNER/BREEDER
STEWARD of Gold Circle
RACING MANAGER CC
EQUINE AUCTION
Background To Racing And Breeding
My mother inherited my grandfather's horses and colours in 1963. Together my parents formed Marjeanne Stud and have bred the likes of Please be True, Best of the Best, Making Mischief and Honeybunch, Lots ‘n Lots and Mon Cher.
I inherited a love for horses & my teenage years were spent riding my part-bred Arab filly Silken Lady. Unfortunately, due to a riding accident, I no longer ride, but continue my passion through racing and breeding Thoroughbreds.

In 1996 I applied for my own colours and my life now revolves around the well being of my horses, the excitement they bring when racing and the joy of a new foal. However, the birth of my son Darby, overshadowed this passion and while racing and horses are still very important to me, he has pride of place in my heart.

My business, Racing Manager cc, serves the racing industry by providing a full bookkeeping service, owner administration and VAT administration, salaries and wages, Trainer & Stud Farm accounts including split billing and Syndicate management as well as Insurance

It is was privilege being elected to Western Province Racing's Board of Stewards and since amalgamation it is an honour to be on the Western Province Racing Association for Gold Circle.
Influences
My father, Martin, has been a racing enthusiast for many years and I used to accompany him to racing stables on Sunday mornings - to Jackie Bell, Johnny Cawcutt and Mike Bass, and, more recently, Glen Puller. My mother, Jeanne, who is President of World Maccabi Union has always been an inspiration to me – it is a new age where women count (thanks Mom).
Support Team
My assistants Shamiela and Simone. My trainers Glen Puller, Mike Bass, Mike Stewart, Mike Azzie and Stephen Page for their care and expertise. And, of course, the jockeys, for bringing home the winners.
Best Horse Moments
Aside from every winner my parents and I every had, winning the IGN Gold Cup with Sciantiso and the Hooked on Racing Syndicate. More recently, Coral Glow winning on J & B Met Day 2001 and of course Storm Classic my first foal, now a two time winner at 3 (see pic below of her @ 3 weeks). But there is very little to beat the thrill of winning so every win is a wonderful moment.
Personal Hall Of Fame
MALE SPRINTERS (S) War Merchant
MALE MIDDLE DISTANCES (S) Mon Cher & Harry's Game
MALE STAYERS (S) Sciantiso - IGN Gold Cup Victory
FEMALE SPRINTERS (S) I'm Like Hello
FEMALE MIDDLE DISTANCES (S) Coral Glow
FEMALE STAYERS (S) None
RACES The J&B Met every year and of 
  course the Gold Cup 2/8/97
STALLIONS Casey Tibbs (secretary & shareholder)
BROODMARE Honey Bunch & Super Splash & Pure Speed
JOCKEYS Any jockey who rides a winner for  
  either myself, my mother or one of my
  clients
TRAINERS Glen Puller, Mike Bass, Mike 
  Steward, Mike Azzie & Stephen Page 
LEADERS The WPOTA & Gold Circle committees look after our interests with diligence
 
My Wish For The Future Of The Sport
I wish for racing to prosper, with new owners from all walks of life. The excitement and thrill of racing to be shared, whether by individuals, partnerships, syndicates or companies.  There is very little in life that beats the thrill of winning.
My Favourite Photo

 

 


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