Marmelo makes it a 5th Group victory for The Duke.
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Original article by Cape Breeders Club
BY TRIPPI (USA) out of OLYMPIC DAMR 15,000
Gold Standard was ranked by FORM MERIT RATINGS as the second best colt of his generation.
He is an exceptional racehorse and grand looking son of champion sire, Trippi. His dam, Olympic Dam, was out of the big, powerful filly Olympic Duel. Typical of both her sire Dancing Champ (USA) and her damsire New South Wales (GB) and bred by Luke Bailes and Shaun McCarthy out of their now famous mare, Mashka, Olympic Duel raced from two to five and had one start in August at six. She was trained by the legendary Terrance Millard and ridden to all of her 13 wins by Felix Coetzee.
Masterfully handled by great horsemen, Olympic Duel recovered her composure after a horrific trailer accident and did enough to win the Champion Three-Year-Old Filly title. She won both the Cape Fillies Guineas and the Bloodline Fillies Championship before facing down the champion four-year-old filly Wainui in the Paddock Stakes. Wainui was coming off a hot streak of triumphs in the Diadem (4,7 lengths), Majorca (3,10 lengths) and Queen’s Plate (1,50 lengths). Olympic Duel beat her by 2 lengths (4lb).
As a four-year-old Olympic Duel’s Gr1 victories included the Majorca, J&B Met,
Paddock Stakes and Mainstay International (now Champions Cup). In the Met she gave weight and a solid beating to such fine colts as Spanish Galliard (July), Bluffing (Champion) and Flaming Rock (Champion). In the Mainstay she gave a 9lb beating to Met winner Divine Master. Next time out she opened her five-year-old account with a win in the Gr1 Champion’s Stakes (2000m).
|age||runs||1ST PRIZE||2ND PRIZE||3RD PRIZE||Earnings|
|16/08/2016||2nd of 15||
Kenilworth Maiden P., R75,000, 1200m, time 1:15.29. Carried 60.00kg. Purple Tractor was 1st and Desert Lark 3rd. Trainer: G S Kotzen. Jockey: GREG CHEYNE.
|31/08/2016||4th of 11||
Kenilworth Play the Pick 6 Maiden P., R75,000, 1600m, time 1:42.69. Carried 57.00kg. Imperial
|05/10/2016||1st of 8||
Durbanville Food Village in October Maiden P., R75,000, 1600m, time 1:39.07. Carried 60.00kg. King of the Rally was 2nd and Time Travel 3rd. Trainer: G S Kotzen. Jockey: GREG CHEYNE.
|28/10/2016||1st of 7||
Fairview Racing Association S., L, R150,000, 1600m, time 1:38.19. Carried 60.00kg. I Travel Light was 2nd and Story of My Life 3rd. Trainer: G S Kotzen. Jockey: CRAIG ZACKEY.
|19/11/2016||1st of 9||
Kenilworth Selangor Cup, Gr.2, R400,000, 1600m, time 1:36.82. Carried 60.00kg. Edict of Nantes was 2nd and Table Bay 3rd. Trainer: G S Kotzen. Jockey: RICHARD FOURIE.
|17/12/2016||2nd of 16||
Kenilworth Cape Guineas, Gr.1, R1,000,000, 1600m, time 1:39.34. Carried 60.00kg. William
|28/01/2017||4th of 15||
Kenilworth Sun Met H., Gr.1, R5,000,000, 2000m, time 2:02.71. Carried 52.00kg. Whisky Baron was
|07/10/2017||4th of 9||
Durbanville Matchem S., Gr.3, R250,000, 1400m, time 1:24.06. Carried 59.00kg. Our Mate Art was
|02/12/2017||4th of 7||
Kenilworth Green Point S., Gr.2, R400,000, 1600m, time 1:37.45. Carried 59.00kg. Legal Eagle was 1st and Edict of Nantes 2nd and Captain America 3rd. Trainer: G S Kotzen. Jockey: RICHARD FOURIE.