Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Darren Winningham
Trekking has scored a clear-cut win in the $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap

Legendary trainer Bart Cummings would have been proud of his grandson James Cummings’s planning for Trekking to win the $1.5 million Group One Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm.

The late Bart Cummings was noted for the way he mapped out the campaigns of his Group One horses and James Cummings has inherited the trade craft.

Bart Cummings won four Stradbrokes and James joined him when Trekking ($7) swept down the outside to beat Tyzone ($8) by 1-3/4 lengths with Endless Drama ($11) in third.

The win had historians reaching for the records when James Cummings joined his father Anthony Cummings as a trainer of a Group one winner on the same day.

“If you want to talk about preparing a horse for a race look at what Dad did in planning Prince Fawaz’s win in the (Group One) JJ Atkins earlier today,” James Cummings said.

“You can bet that when Dad won a Group One you will find Bart probably had one of the same day.”

However, there is no taking credit away from James Cummings who has been singing Trekking’s praises since the autumn carnival.

When Trekking won the Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick and the Luskin Star Stakes at Scone, Cummings believed he had a real Stradbroke horse.

“You don’t get too many chances at a Stradbroke so we didn’t leave much to chance,” Cummings said.

“I ran him in the Kingsford Smith Cup here two weeks ago to have a look at the track.

“Then he had a very good gallop on the course proper on Tuesday to get him ready.”

Trekking will now be aimed at the big races in the spring.

It was Godolphin’s second Stradbroke after Impeding won in 2017 when Darren Beadman was interim trainer.

The win added to a great season for Godolphin Australia and it was their eighth Group One win.

Goldolphin have also won the Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup, Blue Diamond Stakes for other trainers.

Cummings planned to target the winter and it was Godolphin’s sixth stakes win for the carnival.

The win also gave jockey Kerrin McEvoy a winning Group One double as he had earlier won the Atkins on Prince Fawaz.

“He is a most promising horse and you know when you get on one of James’s horses they are fit and ready,” he said.

“The fast early pace suited him and we able to come into the race when we wanted.”

Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds was thrilled with the run of Tyzone who proved he was Group One class.

“Gee he tried hard and I am so proud of him,” Edmonds said.

Tom Berry, who rode Tyzone, said he got a nice tug into the race behind Trekking and he thought he could win.

“But he was just a bit strong for us,” Berry said.

Leith Innes said Endless Drama had come along way in a couple of months since being transferred to New Zealand.

The favourite The Bostonian was slow to begin and was never a winning hope.

“He lost his footing at the start and that was the difference,” jockey Michael Cahill said.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Leading trainers want Melbourne Cup date change

Trainer Danny O’Brien would like to see the whole spring carnival shifted and the Melbourne Cup run in the first...

Watch: Veteran jockey receives huge suspension for dodgy ride

A veteran jockey has been suspended for four months on a handling charge out of a race meeting in country...

Updated: Bomb threat at Eagle Farm halts races

A bomb threat at Eagle Farm has caused an indefinite delay at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Eagle Farm races...

Watch: Worst moral beaten ever as jockey mistakes winning post

A jockey in France has cost punters and connections a certain win after mistaking the winning post. Jockey Maximilien Justum...

Watch: 3kg apprentice produces ride of the year

We’ve read so many stories lately about apprentice jocks not riding with vigour. And, if we’re being honest, we’ve reported...

Jenny Duggan recovering from horrific fall

Jockey Jenny Duggan has suffered multiple fractures after she was one of two riders involved in a serious race fall...

Watch: Damien Oliver cops spray after bad ride

Champion jockey Damien Oliver has coped a spray from trainer John Sadler after his ride on Beehunter at Flemington on...

The Goodwood Handicap results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Goodwood Handicap. The Goodwood Handicap was raced at Morphettville racecourse on...

Watch: $60,000 bet on 2YO first starter a painful watch

A punter with the TAB has had a rough start to the day with a $60,000 bet on a 2YO...

Watch: Star 2YO unearthed at Scone

Despite it being late in the two-year-old season fans may have witnessed one of the best at Scone on Friday....

Steven Pateman

Steven Pateman and his wife banned for three years

Champion jumps jockey Steven Pateman and his wife have been disqualified for three years on a cobalt charge. A dual...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.