Tuesday, 31 July 2012
: Duke of Marmalade, one of the last great racehorse sired by Danehill, is really starting to make his mark as a sire.
| Duke Of Marmalade|
Photo by Studs
The winner of five consecutive G1 races has his first northern hemisphere crop now racing and has had only a handful of runners to date.
They include Shake The Barley, who looked a potential star when beating 16 rivals by 2 ½ lengths in Japan on debut on Saturday.
Duke of Marmalade's son Count Of Limonade was also a recent runaway winner, scoring by 3 ¼ lengths for Aidan O'Brien, and was Group placed at the Curragh on his latest start.
Duke of Marmalade's first Australian yearlings were very well received in 2012 selling for up to $420,000.
They are in training with the likes of Peter Moody, Mark Kavanagh, Guy Walter, John Hawkes, Gerald Ryan, Tim Martin, Bart Cummings and many more of Australasia's leading horsemen.
His fee at Coolmore
Stud for the upcoming season is $22,000.