Duke Of Marmalade winners impress on two continents! | Cape Breeders Club

Duke Of Marmalade winners impress on two continents!

5th Sep 2018

Drakenstein Stud’s bang in-form sire Duke Of Marmalade had a pair of winners, on two different continents, on Tuesday.
In Australia, the five time G1 winner was responsible for progressive 4yo Iron Duke, who made it back to back wins when saluting at Newcastle by an impressive five lengths.
Duke of Marmalade
Yet to finish out of the first four in his first five starts, the Benjamin Smith trained gelding was coming into Tuesday’s race having sauntered home to shed his maiden by four lengths at his previous outing and Iron Duke looks a smart sort in the making.

The gelding is out of the King Cugat mare Pray For Me.

Former Cartier Champion Duke Of Marmalade also tasted South African success on Tuesday when his daughter Seville Orange broke her maiden at the Vaal.

The Lucky Houdalakis trained 3yo, an eighth winner to have emerged from her sire’s first South African crop, was making just her second career outing but proved far too strong for her opponents, with Seville Orange running out an easy 2.75 length winner of the 1400m contest.
Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, Seville Orange is out of the Galileo mare Serruria and is thus bred on the same Duke Of Marmalade/Galileo cross as top class racemare Venus De Milo –winner of the G3 Give Thanks Stakes and second in both the G1 Irish and G1 Yorkshire Oaks.

Duke Of Marmalade made a cracking start with his first 2yos last season, and ended the 2017-2018 as South Africa’s third Leading First Crop Sire by stakes. His first local crop has already produced Cape champion Temple Grafin as well as the exciting filly Santa Clara –second in both the Kenilworth Fillies Nursery and Listed Irridescence Stakes last season.

Share on Social Media