DUKE IS COMMANDING ATTENTION

DUKE IS COMMANDING ATTENTION

Michael Fortune

Word emanating from the breeding paddocks suggests that Laughil Duke is attracting growing attention from breeders as they seek out their breeding plans.

But, then, is it any surprise considering how well Duke’s older litter-brother Laughil Blake is faring in the paddocks with the likes of Jaytee Taylor, Stonepark Noel and Clona Blaze advertising his prowess.

Laughil Duke was a member of the Premier Fantasy/ Laughil Lass litter and he won no fewer than sixteen races over the 550 yards distance at Shelbourne. He ran in open company virtually all his career and among his achievements where victory in the Derby Plate, the Shelbourne Derby Trial Stake and the Micro ID 550.

He set a new track record of 31.91 for the 600 yards at Shelbourne while among his times for the 550 yards were 29.32, 29.43 and 29.45.