he death has been announced of Valmae Cummings, wife of the late Bart Cummings.

Bart Cummings with son Anthony (centre) and grandson James (left) at Flemington.
Valmae had been in poor health in recent months and was being cared for at the family farm west of Sydney. Anthony Cummings confirmed his mothers passing on Thursday.

They were married for 61 years before champion racehorse trainer Bart’s death in August, 2015. Mrs Cummings is the grandmother of Randwick based trainer James and Ed, assistant to his father Anthony.

Racenet will provide funeral details when they are announced.