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Duke of Marmalade

Duke of Marmalade
Sire Danehill
Dam Love Me True
Grandsire Danzig
Damsire Kingmambo
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2004
Country Ireland
Color Bay
Breeder Southern Bloodstock
Owner Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor
Trainer Aidan O'Brien
Record 16: 6-4-1
Earnings £1,388,453
Duke of Marmalade is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Love Me True by Danehill. He was born around 2004 in Ireland, and was bred by Southern Bloodstock.
Major wins
Prix Ganay (2008)
Tattersalls Gold Cup (2008)
Prince of Wales's Stakes (2008)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (2008)
International Stakes (2008)
European Champion Older Horse (2008)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on November 18, 2008

Duke of Marmalade (foaled 2004 in Ireland) is a Thoroughbred racehorse. Trained by Aidan O'Brien, he won five consecutive Group 1 races in 2008.

A winner of a Curragh maiden as a two-year-old, Duke of Marmalade did not record a victory in six starts as a three-year-old. However, he was never further back than fourth and ran exclusively in Group 1 races. Injury concerns are blamed for his failure to win as a three-year-old. However, his four-year-old form was completely different. Group 1 wins in the Prix Ganay in France and the Tattersalls Gold Cup in Ireland were followed by success in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot. He then stepped up to 12 furlongs in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which he won. His fifth Group 1 win came in the International Stakes, run at Newmarket after being transferred from York. In that race, he beat the Epsom Derby winner New Approach in the first major clash between a top three-year-old and a top older horse.

He was retired from racing at the end of 2008 and now stands as a stallion for Coolmore Stud. He shuttles between the main farm in County Tipperary, Ireland during the Northern Hemisphere breeding season and Coolmore's Australia farm during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.



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