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Bart Cummings passes away

Australia's greatest ever racehorse trainer Bart Cummings has died at the age of 87 in Sydney.

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Winner Bowman suspended and fined

Sweet and sour day: Jockey Hugh Bowman rides Berrimilla to win race 7 at Rosehill.

Chris Roots   Premier jockey Hugh Bowman had a sweet and sour day on Saturday he left Rosehill riding half the program with four winners, but also lighter in the pocket and suspended. 

Trainer rues lack of distance races

Silent treatment: Peter Moody at Caulfield.

Chris Roots   Trainer David Vandyke has highlighted the appalling programming for stayers in Sydney citing a month-long wait to find a suitable race for the progressive Emerald City

Clipperton, Exosphere a lethal combination

Confidence high: Sam Clipperton

Chris Roots   The confidence Sam Clipperton around the Godolphin team continues to grow after a winning double including steering Exosphere to a dynamic win in the Run To The Rose at Rosehill on Saturday.

Moody mum after stewards' grilling

Peter Moody is facing a possible three-year disqualification if found guilty of administering cobalt to Lidari last spring following that stayer returning a positive swab to the substance.

Patrick Bartley   Just hours after Racing Victoria stewards reminded  Peter Moody of his obligations to the racing industry, premiership winning trainer decided not to speak to journalists at Caulfield on Saturday.

Boban powers to narrow win in Memsie Stakes

Purple patch: Boban charges along the rails to beat Entirely Platinum and Stratum Star.

Andrew Garvey   It might have been a cold and miserable winter day but in the first group one race of the ‘spring’, Sydney galloper Boban again showed his class.

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'A winning life well lived': Bart Cummings' son and grandsons vow to continue legacy

Horse trainer, Anthony Cummings and Bart's grandson,  James Cummings speaking about the
death of  Bart Cummings. Pictured at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Adam Pengilly 6:03 PM   Flowers with a scribbled note on a betting ticket at the gates of Princes Farm. Perhaps the perfect tribute for the man boasting a racing intellect without peer and a fondness for the simple things in life.

Kavanagh guilty of all bar one cobalt charge

Verdict: Trainer Sam Kavanagh was found guilty of all but one charge.

Adam Pengilly 5:10 PM   Embattled trainer Sam Kavanagh has been found guilty on all bar one of the 24 charges levelled against him in the long-running cobalt saga after Racing NSW stewards delivered their findings on Monday.

Godolphin to roll out stars Contributer and Hartnell

James McDonald guides Contributer home in the Apollo Stakes.

Chris Roots 4:39 PM   John O'Shea is using one of the many bits of advice that Bart Cummings gave him when Contributer returns in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

A remarkable racing record

Horse trainer Bart Cummings.

Tim Habel 4:39 PM   Bart Cummings was dubbed the "Sir Donald Bradman of racing" - rightly so, when his remarkable record is assessed.

Cummings could win posthumous 13th Melbourne Cup

Grandson of a gun: James Cummings poses with Precedence after a track session

Patrick Bartley 4:38 PM   Racing Victoria stewards will allow Bart Cummings' name to remain in the training partnership with his grandson if evergreen stayer Precedence makes the Melbourne Cup field this year.

Bart: The legend I knew and the moments I cherish

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Chris Roots 4:36 PM   He was a man all Australians thought they knew at least on one day of the year. Most of us grew up with Bart Cummings being the centre of attention on the biggest day of the racing year, the first Tuesday in November. 

'Are you still drinking Grange?': jockey JJ Miller remembers Bart Cummings

John Miller unsaddles Galilee after the 1966 Melbourne Cup.

Ray Sparvell and Simon White 4:36 PM   As the tributes flowed for legendary racehorse trainer Bart Cummings, the 12-time Melbourne Cup-winner's "best" jockey, former Perth rider JJ Miller reflected on quiet moments of recent years spent well away from the limelight.

Why the Cups King was so much better than rest

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Max Presnell 4:35 PM   As Bart Cummings' 266 Group One successes confirms, he was a great trainer over any distance with any type of horse but he justified the title of Cups King.

The end of a very special era

Colin Hayes.

Patrick Bartley 4:30 PM   The Australian racing community woke up on Monday morning to the reality that the last of the nation's three most revered horse trainers had passed away.

State funeral for Bart Cummings to be held next Monday

Legendary trainer Bart Cummings.

Adam Pengilly 4:30 PM   A state funeral for Bart Cummings will be held in Sydney next week after the family of the Cups King accepted an offer from the NSW Government to honour the 12-time Melbourne Cup winner.

The secret to Bart Cummings' success

Bart Cummings with 1967 Melbourne Cup
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Victorious trainer Bart Cummings holds the 1967 Melbourne Cup after his win witrh Red Handed yesterday. His three fingers indicate his three wins in a row, with Light Fingers in 1965, Galilee last year, and now Red Handed.

Malcolm Knox 12:35 AM   If you believed Bart Cummings, his success came from a simple set of rules.

Waterhouse and Abbott lead tributes for Cummings

Bart Cummings at his Leilani Lodge stables at Randwick.

Tom Decent 9:24 PM   Horsetrainer Gai Waterhouse and Prime Minister Tony Abbott have led tributes the for the late Bart Cummings, who died at his home early on Sunday morning.

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Cummings family accept offer of state funeral from NSW

Legendary trainer Bart Cummings.

Patrick Bartley 9:15 PM   The family of champion trainer Bart Cummings have accepted the offer of a state funeral from the NSW government.

Cups King Cummings was something to everyone

Bart Cummings

Patrick Bartley 8:32 PM   In early 1960 Mick Robins a horsemen from Broken Hill had heard that a young horse trainer by the name of Bart Cummings was looking for staff.

Legend of racing passes away

Bart Cummings with the Melbourne Cup after Viewed's win in 2008.

The King is dead. Long live the king. Bart Cummings, who by the court of popular opinion was rightly crowned king of Australia's greatest distance race, the Melbourne Cup, has died.

The Cups King and I

Kings of the red carpet: Bart Cummings and veteran racing writer Tony Bourke at a VRC dinner in 2011

Tony Bourke   Having known Bart Cumming for more than 50 years, I have my own memories of what became a larger-than-life existence that he took in his stride as easily as any of his 12 Melbourne Cup winners.

Cummings horses win at Wyong hours after trainer's death

Horse trainer Bart Cummings smiles after his horse Viewed won the Melbourne Cup at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, in this file picture taken November 4, 2008. Cummings, the most successful horse trainer in Melbourne Cup history, has died in Sydney. He was 87. Cummings won the Melbourne Cup, Australia's richest weight-for-age horse race that 'stops the nation' on the first Tuesday in November, a record 12 times. "Dad died peacefully in his sleep early this morning, surrounded by his family," his son and fellow trainer Anthony, said on his Twitter account on August 30, 2015.   REUTERS/Mick Tsikas/Files

Chris Roots   Only hours after the death of Bart Cummings, two horses that he trained, Midas and Muy Bien, have saluted at Wyong wearing his famous yellow and green diagonal stripes silks on Sunday.

Cummings was King of the Cup and one-liners

Keep them laughing: Bart Cummings.

Adam Pengilly   Bart Cummings success on the track was only matched by his dry wit and memorable one-liners.

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Australia reacts to the death of Bart Cummings

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31:  Legendary trainer Bart Cummings speaks with media during the 2011 Melbourne Cup Parade on October 31, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) Getty

Chris Roots   Legendary trainer Bart Cummings has been described as "a legend in every sense of the word" following his death at the age of 87 on Sunday.

Cummings' last Sydney runner a winner at Rosehill

Bart Cummings with the Melbourne Cup after Viewed's win in 2008.

Chris Roots   Bart Cummings went out a winner on the track when premier jockey Hugh Bowman booted his final metropolitan runner Sultry Feeling to victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Vale Bart Cummings, the Cups King

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31:  Legendary trainer Bart Cummings speaks with media during the 2011 Melbourne Cup Parade on October 31, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) Getty

Michael Lynch   Bart Cummings was the greatest trainer of stayers Australia has ever seen.

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Trainer Peter Moody grabs early double at Caulfield

Abidewithme (left), Patrick Moloney up, wins the Cape Grim Beef Plate at Caulfield on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey   Peter Moody might not have been talking to the media at Caulfield but his horses were in fine form, giving the Caulfield trainer an early double with Abidewithme ($4.8) in the Cape Grim Plate and Gold Symphony ($9) in the G3 HDF McNeil Stakes.

Bensley hoping Failed Approach gets a pass mark at Moruya

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington   The in-form Failed Approach has been slugged with his biggest weight yet in the feature at Moruya on Sunday.

McEvoy has a point to prove at Caulfield

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Max Presnell   Kerrin McEvoy is riding better now than ever, including his time as the gun jockey for Darley, a point he will be out to confirm at Caulfield, the major program on Saturday.

Vlahos released pending summons following fraud squad probe into punting club collapse

Bill Vlahos.

Patrick Bartley   Bill Vlahos the head of the ill-fated betting club The Edge has been released pending summonses after he was arrested early on Friday morning at his Torquay home.


McEvoy has a point to prove at Caulfield

Kerrin McEvoy is riding better now than ever, including his time as the gun jockey for Darley - a point he will be out to confirm at Caulfield, the major program on Saturday.

Out with the old, in with the new

It was during the Darley stallion parade at Kelvinside last Saturday that a statement made by the stud's head of sales Alister Pulford really hit home.

Lengthy cobalt inquiries promoting uncertainty in racing

Max Whitby calls himself an owner, breeder and punter, so the ongoing cobalt inquiries are frustrating him more than most.

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