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Bart Cummings AM


Inaugural Legend in 2010

The Cups King first tasted Melbourne Cup victory at the age of 23 when he strapped the home bred Comic Court for his father Jim in 1950.

He has trained the winner of 12 Melbourne Cups, the first in 1965 with Light Fingers. He then went on to train the next 2 winners with Galilee in 1966 and Red Handed in 1967.

Cummings’ Group One winners total 264 including 30 Derbys, 24 Oaks, 7 Caulfield Cups, 4 Cox Plates and a litany of other outstanding performances. Bart Cummings has trained nine Champion Racehorses of the Year.

He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1982 and inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1991. Bart carried the Olympic Torch down Flemington straight in 2000 and was the inaugural inductee into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2001.