2 August 2021

Drakenstein Stud’s five time G1 winning stallion Duke Of Marmalade looks to have come up with yet another top-class filly in the form of Rain In Holland.

The latter made it five wins in a row, and five wins from just six starts, when scoring a gutsy win in the G1 Thekwini Stakes, run over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday afternoon.
Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, Rain In Holland appeared beaten turning for home, but, under a fine ride from Lyle Hewitson, the filly fought back gamely to win by a short head.

Trained by Sean Tarry (who was winning the Thekwini Stakes for a third time), Rain In Holland has lost just once in her career thus far, when finishing second on her racecourse debut.

Out of the Aqlaam mare Imvula, Rain In Holland is the seventh G1 winner, and 46th stakes winner, for Duke Of Marmalade -the Cartier Champion Older Horses of 2008.

A son of Danehill from the same family as A.P. Indy, Duke Of Marmalade is also responsible for the G1 winners Big Orange, Nutan, Simple Verse, Sound Of Freedom, Star Of Seville and Temple Grafin.

Duke Of Marmalade is currently sire of nearly 80 black type horses, with his progeny having already amassed over $40 million in prize money.

The half-brother to G1 Investec Derby hero Ruler Of The World has eight lots on the August Two Year Old Sale.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club