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Duke Named As Champion Beach Beauty's First Mate
Beach Beauty, recently crowned Equus Award-winning Champion Older Mare of South Africa, will be covered in her maiden breeding season by former Coolmore shuttle stallion and now permanent South African resident Duke of Marmalade. According to goldcircle.co.za, the daughter of star sire Dynasty will join her former Dennis Drier-trained stablemate Schiffer in visiting the multiple Gr1-winning son of Danehill. The duo is owned by Drakenstein Stud, after five-time Gr1 winner Beach Beauty was recently sold when owner Minou Armitage, widow of Beach Beauty's breeder Trevor Armitage, turned down a larger bigger offer from Australia so she would not be lost to the South African industry. Also a five-time Gr1 winner, Duke of Marmalade was rated a massive 132 by Timeform, and looks likely to make a significant contribution to the industry in his new abode.