Drakenstein Stud’s five time G1 winning stallion Duke Of Marmalade made headlines in Kenya on Sunday when his three-year-old son Duke Hour captured the Kenya Guineas (1600m) at Ngong.
The progressive three-year-old ran on strongly in the closing stages of the 2020 Kenya Guineas to score going away.
Out of the Elliodor mare Tartan Twilight, Duke Hour was bred by the Gary Player Stud.
His sire Duke Of Marmalade, the Cartier Champion Older Male of 2008, is currently responsible for more than 70 stakes horses, headed by international G1 winners Big Orange, Nutan, Simple Verse, Sound Of Freedom and Star Of Seville.
A Danehill half-brother to G1 Investec Derby winner Ruler Of The World (sire of 2019 G1 Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine Iridessa), Duke Of Marmalade has made his mark with his first two South African crops having already yielded 10 stakes horses including recent G3 Gauteng Tourism Authority Magnolia Handicap victress True To Life.
Duke Of Marmalade, already a classic broodmare sire, has a single colt on offer at the 2020 Cape Yearling Sale.