Trekking summits fourth Group 1 winner for Godolphin
Trekking also claimed the second Group 1 winner of his career. - Supplied photo
Dubai - The five-year-old son of 2002 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry won The Furphy Goodwood in Australia by a short head over Gytrash
Godolphin notched their fourth Group 1 winner of the horse racing season after Trekking won a thrilling The Furphy Goodwood in Australia on Saturday.
Saddled by James Cummings, Godolphin's head trainer in Australia, Trekking won by a short head over Gytrash in the dramatic sprint run over six furlongs at the Morphettville Racecourse, near Adelaide.
The five-year-old son of 2002 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry, Trekking brought up the Dubai-racing operation's fourth Group 1 win of the season and their 211st victory.
It also increased their tally to 319 Group 1 winners overall and swelled their victory count to 6,169 wins worldwide.
Godolphin three Group 1 winners have been Colette in the Australian Oaks, Bivouac in the Newmarket Handicap and Barney Roy in the Jebel Hatta at Meydan.
Godolphin is owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The mount of John Allen, Trekking also claimed the second Group 1 winner of his career with this being his 10th win in 28 starts. Trekking had won the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap at the Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane last year.
Meanwhile, stablemate Lyre, trained by Anthony Freedman and the mount of Zac Spain, finished a creditable third in the same race.
Elsewhere, at Gold Coast, at the Gold Coast Turf Club, Exhilarates, conditioned by Cummings and the ride of Robbie Fradd, was third in the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas.
"That puts an exclamation mark on our Adelaide campaign," an ecstatic Cummings said on Saturday.
"He's a class horse and he needed to show it today.We've seen some good performances in the Godolphin colours today, the wind is in our sails. Reg Fleming and the team in Melbourne have looked after him very-very well and they've presented him in fabulous order today," he added.