Anthony Cummings

Lankan Rupee won't scare off Villa Verde, says Anthony Cummings

Patrick Bartley with AAP While the appearance of the brilliant Lankan Rupee is certain to make an imposing presence this spring, opposition trainers and owners are now busily mapping out a strategy to avoid the highest-rated...

Anthony Cummings eyes Epsom after record return by As Needed at Randwick

Adam Pengilly Epsom-bound As Needed clocked a track record in a brilliant return, prompting Sydney's most in-demand jockey James McDonald to joke with trainer Anthony Cummings not to take him off the highly rated...

Anthony Cummings brushes off Black Caviar hype with Scandiva

Anthony Cummings.

Chris Roots There is plenty of baggage that comes with being a three-quarter sister to Black Caviar but living up to the family name for Scandiva has not proven a problem... once she gets to the track.

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Trainer Anthony Cummings wants firm track for Derby hope Thunder Fantasy

Chris Roots Like many trainers Anthong Cummings has been priming a team for the  opening day of the Championships at Randwick on Saturday, but like many he has an eye on the weather.

Anthony Cummings-trained Villa Verde in right mood for Robert Sangster Stakes

SPORT Villa Verde ridden by James McDonald wins the 5th race at Randwick on Saturday 15 March 2014.  Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots When Anthony Cummings sat down to plan Villa Verde's autumn campaign it was always going to end at the Robert Sangster Stakes if things went to plan.

Horse racing

Anthony Cummings chasing Newmarket-Australian Cup double at Flemington

Fontelina ridden by Peter Robi.

Patrick Bartley Anthony Cummings will attempt to replicate what his father achieved over the past 40 years.

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Anthony Cummings confident of shock Challenge Stakes result with Villa Verde

Up to the challenge: James McDonald rides Villa Verde to victory in the Challenge Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots It was billed as a clash between Buffering and Snitzerland but Anthony Cummings was always confident Villa Verde would cause a shock to take the Challenge Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Flemington preview: Thunder Fantasy's Australian Guineas price amazes Anthony Cummings

VRC Derby Day Flemington , Spring Racing Carnival 
Race 6 The VRC Derby won by Damien Oliver on Fiveandahalfstar , trained by Anthony Cummings
Photo Pat Scala The Age 
Saturday the 3rd of November 2012

Chris Roots Anthony Cummings cannot believe the $12 available for Victoria Derby placegetter and first-up winner Thunder Fantasy in Saturday's Australian Guineas at Flemington.

Anthony Cummings bullish about his dream team

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Chris Roots Anthony Cummings has known for a quite a while that he has his most promising team of three-year-olds and Saturday could be a group 1 pay day in two states.

Anthony Cummings hopes to strike while Stars is hot in Emirates Stakes

Back up: Anthony Cummings? speedster Fontelina will aim to follow up his win at Flemington on Derby day in the VRC Sprint Classic on Saturday.

Chris Roots Anthony Cummings knows the history of the Emirates Stakes and what it takes to win it, so he has structured Strike The Stars' campaign to peak at Flemington on Saturday.

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Anthony Cummings chases success in Emirates Stakes

Anthony Cummings

Chris Roots Anthony Cummings knows the history of the Emirates Stakes and what it takes to win it.

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Trainer Anthony Cummings will race Best Case in the Sandown Guineas

Best Case ridden by Christian Reith

Anthony Cummings expects Best Case to make his presence felt in the Sandown Guineas.

Red Cadeaux heads northern heavyweights on road to Melbourne Cup

Fourth time around: Dual Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux, right, is back for another tilt at the Big One.

Adam Pengilly Dual Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux, last year's Caulfield Cup second placegetter Dandino and Ebor Handicap hero Mutual Regard headlined 19 European horses which entered quarantine on Thursday...

Out of the blue, into the black for O'Shea

Colour run: John O'Shea (right) dons the Godolphin blue at last month's launch.  He had his first Sydney winner in the new gear on Wednesday.

Chris Roots John O'Shea finally got off the mark in Sydney with Godolphin's new blue colours on Wednesday and has set his sights on Sarajevo running his way in to the Golden Rose this weekend.

Tye Angland puts his judgment on the line as Scissor Kick lines up another goal

Up and comer: Tye Angland (yellow checks) and Scissor Kick.

Adam Pengilly Post-race palpitation or prophecy? Tye Angland will get a chance to test his theory about Rosebud conqueror Scissor Kick in the Up And Coming Stakes on Saturday.

Racing NSW stewards' kid-glove approach with wayward colt hits punters for six

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Max Presnell After Liberation, following two recent incidents of erratic behaviour, ran amok in Saturday's Up and Coming Stakes at Randwick, the question was asked: What was he doing in the field?

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The Offer and Diamond Drille shine at Randwick barrier trials

DIamond Drille

The spring stars, including early Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer, step out for the first time at the Randwick barrier trials on Friday morning.

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In-form rider Josh Parr to tackle two racetracks in a day

Have rides, will travel: Josh Parr will ride at Kembla Grange and Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots June has been pretty good to the in-form and in-demand Josh Parr after eight city winners, the most in Sydney for the month, but he has opted to start his Saturday at Kembla Grange.

Trainer Phillip Atkins happy to be guilty by association with In Cahoots

Made the cut: In Cahoots wins the Gosford Guineas on April 6.

Chris Roots It only took one $10,000 bid to secure In Cahoots at the Inglis Classic sale a couple of years ago but it took two years to find his potential after the flick of a blade.

Spy Decoder could crack Hawkesbury Guineas

Anthony Cummings

Warwick Barr A spring campaign is doubtful for Fontelina but trainer Anthony Cummings is counting on the sprinter's younger brother to help fill a void, starting with the Hawkesbury Guineas.