Ladbrokes National Futurity
Wentworth Park
RACE RECORD29.40
Avg race time30.35
Avg 1st section5.45
The inaugural National Futurity was run in 1964 as an event for bitches to complement the National Derby which had begun a year earlier. The first winner of the National Futurity was Cultured Girl.

Like the Derby, the National Futurity called Harold Park home in the late 1980s when Wentworth Park underwent a revamp, and it also moved to The Gardens in Newcastle from 2009 until 2015.

Upon its return to Wentworth Park, it was Hunter Valley mentor Jason Mackay who took out the race with Zipping Midge.

Some of the brilliant females to have won the Futurity include Promises Free (1982), Winifred Bale (1983), Turbo Top (1984), and Striker Light (2017).

In 2020 it was Zipping Veyron, who joined 2013 winner Sometimes Speedy and 2015 winner Zipping Midge as winners of the feature for Jason Mackay.

A year on and Zipping Veyron's owners Marty and Fiona Hallinan were winning another National Futurity when their talented young bitch Zipping Sapporo scored a strong win in the 2021 edition.

The bitch's win was the first leg of an incredible double for the Hallinans and young trainer Luke Adams, who less than an hour later would win the National Derby with Zipping Sapporo's litter brother Zipping Moose.

On Futurity night in 2022 quinellas were the theme of the evening with littermates Slingshot Hooks and Slingshot Jonesy running one-two in the Derby, and Victorian trainer Peter Presutto training the first two in the National Futurity.

Presutto's Idolize flew the lids and clocking a very slick 5.33s to the first mark, was a clear leader around the first bend and her rivals would not get close to her.

Kennelmate Chic ran home strongly to get second albeit more than 4 lengths behind the winner with local Coco Model collecting third.