Duke of Marmalade proved himself the last great racehorse sired by Danehill when winning 5 consecutive Gr.1 races and now his progeny are beginning to impress on the track.
His first northern hemisphere crop, from only a handful of runners to date, is now headed by 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 $420,000, $300,000,$300,000 etc. and 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 for the upcoming season is $22,000 (inc. GST).