Statement From The Minister For Racing - Death Of Bart Cummings

29 August 2015

Bart Cummings stands alongside Don Bradman as the greatest name in Australian sport.

Bart won everything there was to win in racing, he fought back from adversity, and with his dry wit and his quiet way, he told racing's story.

Bart's feat of training 12 Melbourne Cup wins will never be forgotten and will, most likely, never be surpassed.

Bart is immortalised at Flemington, the track at which he had so much success. I have no doubt that racing fans will take the opportunity to make this Spring Racing Carnival a tribute to JB Cummings

Vale Bart. Rest in Peace

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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