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Bart Cummings : 11-December-2010
Bart Cummings : 11-December-2010

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

A statue commemorates race horse trainer Bart Cummings.  He was known as the "Cups King", referring to the Melbourne Cup, as he won 'the race that stops a nation' a record twelve times. During his lifetime Cummings was considered an Australian cultural icon and an Australian National Living Treasure. 

Bart Cummings was born and raised in Adelaide and worked for his father at the Adelaide stables after completing high school at Marist Brothers, Sacred Heart College.

He took out his own training licence in 1953, utilising his father’s stables. He won his first Group 1 with Stormy Passage in the SAJC Derby in 1958 and had gone on to train stakes winners every year for 47 years since. God`s Own`s win in the 2005 Group 1 Caulfield Guineas saw the stakes winners total reach 678, including 245 Group 1 winners.

Cummings had training facilities at Randwick (NSW) and Flemington (Vic) but in 2014 the Flemington stables closed and all horses and training moved to Randwick. Cummings had gone into virtual retirement at Princes his property at the foot of the Blue Mountains. Bart's grandson and partner, James made the decision for financial reasons. He died in 2015. 

Location

Address:448 Epsom Road, Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, 3031
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.78586
Long: 144.919549
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Monument Designer:Peter Corlett

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2000
Source: MA
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