Cartier Champion Duke Of Marmalade has made an excellent start with his first South African 2yos this season. A proven sire success overseas, Duke Of Marmalade has already had three very impressive first local crop winners, with his early trio of winners including Listed Kenilworth Fillies Nursery entrant Santa Clara.
Second to subsequent Perfect Promise Sprint winner Lesedi La Rona on debut, Santa Clara came out to win impressive next time out and she looks a bright prospect.
Other early winners for the five time Gr.1 winning Duke Of Marmalade include the well regarded Joey Ramsden trained Sans Regret and Glen Kotzen’s recent winner (over 1200m) Temple Grafin.
Sire of more than 50 stakes horses the world over, Duke Of Marmalade’s top runners including Gold Cup winner Big Orange, Cartier Champion and English classic winner Simple Verse, and European classic winners Star Of Seville (French Oaks), Nutan (German Derby) and Sound Of Freedom (Italian 1000 Guineas). To date, Duke Of Marmalade (whose relatives include champion sires A P Indy, Al Mufti and Raja Baba) has been responsible for runners who have earned over $32 000 000!
Boland Stud are pleased to be offering, as agent, a sexy grey filly (Lot 186) by this exciting son of Danehill at the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale. Already named Tupelo Honey, she is out of the winning Fort Wood mare Harolds Gold –with the latter having been represented by six runners to date –all of whom have won.
An own sister to Gr.2 SA Fillies Classic winner Cover Look (dam of British Gr.3 winner Shipmaster), Harolds Gold is out of the outstanding racemare Fanciful. The latter won seven including the Gr.1 Bar Valley Classic and ranked among the leaders of her generation.
This is also the family of stakes winning fillies Agra, Her Way and KZN Fillies Guineas second School Assembly. Tupelo Honey is bred on a similar cross to Duke Of Marmalade’s high class runners Simple Verse, group winners Marmelo and Traffic Jam, and Irish Oaks/ Yorkshire Oaks runner up Venus De Milo.
Fort Wood, broodmare sire of lot 186, is one of the best sires and broodmare sires ever to stand at stud in South Africa. A multiple champion broodmare sire, his daughters have produced 14 G1 winners, including champions Capetown Noir, Cherry On The Top and Marinaresco.
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