Dubai's Godolphin wins Sydney Cup again after abandoned 'win'

Polarisation won the Group 1 Sydney Cup in re-run at Randwick Racecourse
Dubai's Godolphin wins Sydney Cup again after abandoned 'win'
Polarisation won the Group 1 Sydney Cup in re-run at Randwick Racecourse. Image: Godolphin
By Staff writer
Mon 24 Apr 2017 10:01 AM

Dubai's racing stable Godolphin won the Sydney Cup on Saturday for a second time, two weeks after 'winning' the abandoned first running of the prestigious Group 1 race.

Polarisation was first past the post in the race at Randwick on April 8, with his stablemate Penglai Pavilion in third place, but the result was declared a “no-race” due to safety concerns over a fallen horse on the track just past the winning post.

At the second attempt, under his jockey Corey Brown, Polarisation proved the win was no fluke with a perfect ride to hold off Kiiwi horse Who Shot The Barman and the Irish-bred Big Duke.

Trained by Charlie Appleby (England), the victory was supervised by Appleby’s assistant James Ferguson, who prepared the Polarisation, and his stablemate Penglai Pavilion (who finished seventh) for Saturday's big race.

“It’s been a fantastic team effort to achieve the results we have in Australia,” Ferguson said after the race.

“So many people are involved in getting the horses into the right shape to make the trip and then to perform on the day.

"We've been well looked after. It's just made it all worthwhile and I’m absolutely delighted and so pleased for Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai and Godolphin."

The $1.5 million race saw Goldolphin earn $880,000 for the win.

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