More success for Duke Of Marmalade

More success for Duke Of Marmalade

Wayne Lorden on board Wannabe Better (red) on the way to winning the Ballycorus Stakes(Gr3) in Leopardstown on 19th June 2014
Picture : INPHO / Jamie Crombie

Following on his daughter Venus De Milo’s success in last week’s Group3 Munster Oaks, Drakenstein Stud’s new sire, Duke Of Marmalade was represented by his second group race winner less than a week when daughter Wannabe Better won the Group 3 Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday.

Wannabe Better, a 4yo filly, was landing the first Group race of her career. A multiple stakes winner already, Wannabe Better had previously finished third in the Group3 Athasi Stakes and Group3  Gladness Stakes.

Duke Of Marmalade’s group race double highlighted his versatility as a stallion with Venus De Milo winning the 2400m Oaks, and Wannabe Better capturing the 1400m Ballycorus Stakes.

A champion, and five time Group 1 winning son of legendary sire Danehill, Duke Of Marmalade will stand his first season in South Africa this year. A half-brother to former Epsom Derby winner Ruler of the World, and closely related to champion sires A P Indy and AL Mufti, Duke Of Marmalade has already produced over 20 stakes horses.

His first year fee has been set at R100 000

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