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Vale Bart Cummings

Great Australian trainer Bart Cummings died in Sydney aged 87 on 30 August 2015.

In addition to his 12 Melbourne Cups, he won the Golden Slipper Stakes 4 times, the Caulfield Cup 7 times, the Cox Plate 5 times, the VRC Oaks 9 times and the Newmarket Handicap 8 times.

Interviewed in Sydney "Hyperion" (Robert Bishop) commented "Bart was a true legend. He is up in the Pantheon of the greatest achievers in global horse-racing, along with Vincent O"Brien and Lester Piggott".

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