Drakenstein Stud’s outstanding young sire Duke Of Marmalade is currently the Leading Sire by Stakes in Germany this season.
Sire of the impressive recent five length G1 IDEE Deutsches Derby winner Nutan, Duke Of Marmalade’s six German runners have netted more than €433 000 to date- more than €80 000 clear of runner up and former champion Areion.
Duke Of Marmalade, who is also currently third on the French Premiership, is enjoying a truly outstanding season, with his runners faring well globally.
His star representatives in 2015 include the above mentioned Nutan (likely to run next in a pair of G1 races at Hoppegarten and Berlin), gutsy recent G2 Princess Of Wales Stakes winner Big Orange, and G1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) winner Star Of Seville. The latter is set to make her next appearance in the G1 Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood next month.
A five time Group One winner and Cartier Champion, the versatile Duke Of Marmalade was extremely popular in his first season in South Africa last season, where his first mates include the great racemare Beach Beauty.