James Bartholomew Cummings is also referred to by his initials, J.B. Cummings. On November 14, 1927, he was born in Adelaide, South Australia. Cummings was one of the most successful Australian racehorse trainers and was known as the Cups King, referring to the Melbourne Cup, as he won a record twelve times.
Despite having a hay and horse allergy, Cummings started his career working at his father Jim Cummings’ stable. He always had a passion for horses, and he was born to race. At the age of 16, his doctor advised him to avoid horses since he had asthma, but fate had other plans. When he was 26 years old, he started training horses, and in 1965, he and the mare Light Fingers won the first Melbourne Cup.
For his contributions to the racing business and his relentless efforts to increase public awareness of racing, Cummings was named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1982. Over the years, he has won many accolades from athletic organizations, including 바카라사이트 Victoria Racing Media Personality of the Year in 1997. He rode the Olympic flame down the Flemington straight in 2000.
Bart Cummings Achievements
- Winner of almost 7,000 races including 760 stakes races
- 268 Group One winners
- 7 Caulfield Cups
- 5 Cox Plates
- 4 Golden Slippers, 13 Australian Cups
- 32 Derbies and 24 Oaks
Galilee, Let’s Elope, Saintly, Light Fingers, Taj Rossi, Think Big, and So You Think are just a few of the champions who have come under Cummings’ supervision. James, Cummings’ grandson, and Cummings formally established a training partnership in 2013. It carried on a family training tradition that began with Cummings’ father, who guided Comic Court to victory in the 1958 Melbourne Cup. Cummings’ son Anthony is also a trainer. In the 1990s, he opened his own stable and has since trained numerous Group 1 champions.
Stables at Flemington, now known as Saintly Place, were created by Cummings in 1968; they served as his headquarters in Melbourne until his death. In 1975, he also established stables at Randwick, now known as Leilani Lodge, from which he oversaw his training and spelling activities.
BATTLE IS OVER
At the age of 87, Bart Cummings’ fight came to an end on August 30, 2015, at his home in Princes Farm. He passed away quietly while sleeping. In addition to having severe asthma, he had been unwell for a while and had left his farm only sometimes in recent years. The Victoria Racing Club mourned his departure deeply, and the entire country will miss him greatly—not just at Flemington or in the industry as a whole, but also in general.
Since then, his life and the history of the race have been linked. His accomplishments in horsemanship and training were regarded and admired by 토토 his contemporaries, and he went beyond racing to win the hearts and minds of the Australian populace. Throughout his whole life, he continued to coach champions while overcoming obstacles such as health issues and business setbacks. He received distinctions and international acclaim for his selection and training of future winners.