Prized Icon Takes Victoria Derby In Fourth Generation Training Feat

When Prized Icon crossed the wire first in Saturday’s Group 1 Victoria Derby, trainer James Cummings became the fourth generation of his family to win the historic event at Flemington Race Course. Cummings’ great-grandfather won the Derby with Comic Court in 1948, his grandfather won the race five times, and his father won it just four years ago with Fiveandahalfstar.

“I get a lot of confidence from the fact that my great-grandfather started training horses in 1911; there’s over 100 years of horse training excellence in the family,” Cummings told

His confidence waned, however, when Prized Icon was soundly defeated just a week ago in the Vase after an early bump. Cummings attributed a large part of Saturday’s win to jockey Glyn Schofield, who delivered a timely ride to defeat the favored Sacred Elixir by 2 1/2 lengths on the wire.

Watch the race replay here:

Racing – Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.