A daughter of Drakenstein Stud’s five time G1 winning sire Duke Of Marmalade, whose progeny include this season’s G1 Thekwini Stakes hopeful Rain In Holland, proved the star attraction at Wednesday’s Daytona Stud Dispersal Sale.
The unraced Duke Of Marmalade daughter Liquid Force (Lot 4), covered by the Daytona bred champion What A Winter (a son of Western Winter), was knocked down to Rathmor Stud to top the sale at R330 000.
Wednesday’s sales topper is out of the four time winning, stakes placed Western Winter mare Mkushi Gold, the dam of three stakes winners headed by the graded stakes winners Miyabi Gold and Ultimate Dollar.
Liquid Force’s Listed Jockey Club Stakes winning half-sister Konkola (a Silvano full-sister to G2 Gold Bracelet winner Miyabi Gold) (Lot 3) was the second top lot sold, and was knocked down to Lammerskraal Stud for R280 000.
Konkola, who won four times from 1600m to 2000m, was also sold in foal to four time G1 winner, and consistently successful sire, What A Winter.
The latter also supplied the top weanling sold at Wednesday’s sale, with a What A Winter colt (Lot 21), whose dam is a half-sister to July winner Marinaresco and rising star filly Marina, making R250 000 to the bid of John Kramer.