Anamoe in Cox Plate triumph

Glory for Godolphin galloper with overdue G1 victory at The Valley for son of Street Boss

Anamoe posted his seventh G1 victory and proved he is the best galloper in Australia when the son of Street Boss (USA) won the G1 Cox Plate on Saturday, 22 October at The Valley in Melbourne.

Narrowly and controversially beaten in the same race last year as a three-year-old, Anamoe made amends by bravely holding off I’m Thunderstruck and English galloper El Bodegon.

Jockey James McDonald rode a brilliant race, parking Anamoe in fourth place before peeling three-wide at the 500m to chase leading pair Zaaki and Alligator Blood.

Anamoe grabbed the lead at the top of the short home straight and then held the backmarkers to record his 11th win (all at Stakes level) from 20 starts for prize money earnings of a massive $9,441,025.

He becomes Godolphin’s best G1 winner and most Stakes-winning racehorse to wear the royal blue after smashing the G1 Cox Plate at The Valley.

Godolphin Australia bred Anamoe in 2018, a bay colt by Street Boss born on November 16.

He is a son of Anamato (Redoute’s Choice), herself a winner of the G1 Australasian Oaks and four Group races overall.

Street Boss has already sired the likes of the G1 Winterbottom S. winner Elite Street, the G1 Newmarket H. winner The Quarterback, and as well as smart sprinter Hanseatic.