Wonderful Winter Carnival For Godolphin

Trekking's win in Saturday’s $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm put the seal on a wonderful season of highlights for the Godolphin stable in Australia.

trekking wins the stradbroke hcp
Trekking wins the Stradbroke Hcp Picture: Racing and Sports

Trekking's win was the Australian operation's 200th for the season and lifted prizemoney won by the stable runners to more than $29 million.

It was also Godolphin's eighth Australian-trained Group One win for the season, seven being prepared by head trainer James Cummings and one coming from the Anthony Freedman stable.

Godolphin also won another three G1 races in Australia this season with horses prepared by its UK-based trainers Saeed bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby including the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups double.

Astute planning by James Cummings has seen the Godolphin runners cut a swathe through the Queensland carnival over the last month.

Cummings decided to target the carnival after Exhilarates won the $2 miliion Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast in January and sent a strong team to Brisbane in early May.

The Godolphin runners have since won six feature stakes races – the Stradbroke (Trekking), Silk Stocking (Demerara), Chief De Beers (Isaurian), Grinders Coffee Stakes (Savatiano), Lightning Handicap (Plague Stone) and Helen Coughlan Stakes (Multaja) plus G1 placings in the Doomben 10,000 (Osborne Bulls) and Kingsford Smith Cup (Trekking).

Trekking is the second Stradbroke win for Godolphin after Impending’s win in 2017 when Darren Beadman was in charge of the stable prior to the appointment of James Cummings. The Stradbroke was run at Doomben in 2017.

Trekking has progressed from Benchmark company to G1 winner with four stakes wins including the G3 Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick in April and the Listed Luskin Star Stakes at Scone in May en route to Brisbane.

The Cummings family has played a big part in Stradbroke day history. Bart Cummings, the late grandfather of James Cummings, won the race four times, while his  father Anthony trained Saturday’s G1 JJ Atkins Plate winer Prince Fawaz.

The Darley homebred Trekking is by Street Cry from Outdoor (Redoute’s Choice) and has won eight of his 20 starts with prize-money totalling $1,540,495.

He is the only winner out of the three-time winner Outdoor, a half-sister to the stakes-placed pair Minnesinger (Lonhro) and Entertains (Street Cry).

Trekking’s second dam is the three-time G1 winner Serenade Rose (Stravinsky).

Outdoor is in foal to first season shuttle sire Ribchester.

Trekking is the 22nd G1 winner by the late Street Cry, the feted sire of the champion mare Winx. Street Cry died in 2014 after suffering from a neurological condition.


Racing and Sports



Eagle Farm

Saturday, 08th June 2019

8
15:35
(local)

Stradbroke Hcp (G1)

WT: 49.5kg Type: OPEN
AUD $1,500,000
1400m TURF GOOD
8
15:35
(local)
AUD $1,500,000
1400m GOOD

Stradbroke Hcp (G1)

WT: 49.5kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 5. TREKKING (AUS) 4yo G
STREET CRY (IRE) - OUTDOOR (AUS)
KERRIN MCEVOY
JAMES CUMMINGS
$7.00
54.0kg
Godolphin
2nd 13. TYZONE (AUS) 5yo G
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - REZONET (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY
TOBY EDMONDS
$8.00
53.0kg
T W Hedley, G V Posselt, D E Scheffler, Ms J L Cooke, B J McDonald & Mrs N A McDonald

Sales Information

3rd 7. ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) 7yo H
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - DESERT DRAMA (IRE)
LEITH INNES
TONY PIKE
$11.00
54.0kg
Qatar Bloodstock Ltd (Mgr: D Redvers)

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4th 8. SPRIGHT (AUS) 5yo M
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - DASHOFF (AUS)
GLEN BOSS
GARRY FRAZER
$17.00
53.5kg

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5th 9. TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) 8yo G
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) - ROSHANAK (IRE)
MICHAEL DEE
CHRIS WALLER
$41.00
53.5kg

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6th 11. VIRIDINE (AUS) 4yo G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - PATINA (AUS)
TIM CLARK
JAMES CUMMINGS
$8.00
53.5kg
7th 4. WIDGEE TURF (AUS) 5yo G
TURFFONTEIN (AUS) - GREYHOUND (AUS)
BILLY EGAN
PATRICK PAYNE
$8.00
54.0kg

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8th 6. DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR (AUS) 6yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - PRETTY PENNY (AUS)
JAMIE KAH
TONY MCEVOY
$41.00
54.0kg
9th 17. IRITHEA (AUS) 5yo M
SNITZEL (AUS) - KIROVSKAYA (AUS)
R FRADD
BJORN BAKER
$31.00
51.0kg

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10th 16. ENCRYPTION (AUS) 3yo C
LONHRO (AUS) - GUELPH (AUS)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
JAMES CUMMINGS
$31.00
52.0kg
11th 1. THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) 4yo G
JIMMY CHOUX (NZ) - KEEPA CHEVAL (NZ)
MICHAEL CAHILL
TONY PIKE
$8.00
57.0kg

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12th 18. PRETTY IN PINK (AUS) 3yo F
SEBRING (AUS) - TOTAL ATTRACTION (AUS)
ROBBIE DOLAN
JOHN O'SHEA
$15.00
49.5kg

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13th 3. DESPATCH (AUS) 4yo G
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - ZOCCOLETTA (AUS)
BAREND VORSTER
TONY MCEVOY
$21.00
54.5kg

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14th 10. MAN BOOKER (AUS) 6yo G
DISCORSI (AUS) - MORINE (AUS)
JOE BOWDITCH
D MORTON
$26.00
53.5kg

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15th 14. I'M A RIPPA (AUS) 5yo G
LOVE CONQUERS ALL (AUS) - DERIPPA (AUS)
J LLOYD
TONY GOLLAN
$101.00
53.0kg

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16th 12. DEPLOY (AUS) 6yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - CRIMSON REIGN (AUS)
BRENTON AVDULLA
GERALD RYAN
$21.00
53.5kg

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17th 2. HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) 7yo G
STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) - BLISSFUL BEAT
JAMES MCDONALD
JAMES CUMMINGS
$13.00
56.0kg

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