GLYN Schofield, the 50-year-old South African and former Durbanite, won Saturday’s Gr1 $AUS1-million Coolmore Legacy Stakes over 1600m aboard leading filly Alizee, trained by James Cummings, Godolphin’s head trainer in Sydney, Australia.
This was the final Group One race of The Championships at Randwick, highlighted earlier by Winx’s 25th successive win.
Coming from last, the Godolphin three-year-old filly stormed home for a clear-cut win over older rivals Prompt Response and Heavens Above.
The victory marked Alizee’s second at Group One level over the famous Randwick mile after her spring victory against her own age in the Flight Stakes.
“She was ready to peak here, she produced the best run of her preparation,” said Cummings of the daughter of Sepoy.
Schofield, the brother-in-law of Queensland champ Jeff Lloyd, was born in the UK and raised in South Africa. Previously a leading apprentice in Durban, he rode in Hong Kong for four seasons between 2002/03 and 2005/06. During that spell he accumulated a total of 151 wins including River Dancer in the 2004 QEII Cup and Natural Blitz in the 2005 Hong Kong Sprint. Schofield went back to South Africa in the summer of 2006 and emigrated to Australia in early 2008.