Bart Cummings

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Cummings in 2011

James Bartholomew "Bart" Cummings AM (14 November 1927 – 30 August 2015) was an Australian racehorse trainer. He won the Melbourne Cup a record of twelve times, earning him the nickname "Cups King".

Cummings was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He was married to his wife Valmae (died 2017) since 1954.[1] They had five children. His son Anthony and grandson James became trainers.

Cummings died on 30 August 2015 in Sydney, New South Wales. He was 87. His family accepted the offer of a state funeral by Premier of New South Wales Mike Baird.[2]

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  1. "Valmae Cummings passes away". 12 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  2. "Bart Cummings: Legendary Australian racehorse trainer dies aged 87". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015.