A Shining Light For James Cummings

James Cummings was overcome with raw emotion after training his first winner under his own name at Canterbury on Wednesday when Nazir saluted in the TAB Rewards Benchmark 68 Handicap (1580m). James Cummings begins his solo training career in stunning fashion. Photo: Paul Joice Bart Cummings, grandfather to James Cummings, passed away early on Sunday…

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Young Guns Honoured In WA Apprentice Awards

Lucy Warwick capped an outstanding 12-months of riding by claiming two of the major awards at the 2014/15 Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Apprentice Jockey Awards held in Perth on Monday night. The talented young rider, acknowledged by a strong audience of industry, government and media representatives on the first floor at Ascot racecourse,…

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Durrant’s Forgotten Horse

There is arguably no better named horse than The Forgotten One. The Blackfriars gelding is a member of Adam Durrant’s elite team but for a year he went unnoticed. In a sense of irony The Forgotten One can become ‘The Remembered One’ if successful in a Pinjarra maiden on Wednesday. Durrant, who has a vast…

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Bart Cummings: Dies aged 87

An Australian sporting icon, 12-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Bart Cummings passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning at the age of 87. Bart with grandsons Edward (left) and James (right) in 2012. Photo: Steve Hart Cummings son Anthony tweeted at 2.05am, “Dad died peacefully in his sleep”. Cummings co-trainer, grandson James, issued a…

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Bowman’s Big Day Ends On A Sour Note

After riding half the program at Rosehill on Saturday, stewards halted Hugh Bowman’s momentum when slapping the champion jockey with a careless riding suspension. Hugh Bowman and Wudang Mountain. Photo: Steve Hart Stewards found Bowman guilty of careless riding in the McGrath Estate Agents Benchmark 72 Handicap (1400m) where he partnered Wudang Mountain to victory.…

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Brave Boban Gets Up

Boban had plenty to do halfway down the straight in Saturday’s Group I Memsie Stakes (1400m) but the Chris Waller-trained galloper’s late surge was enough to give him his fifth win at the highest level. Boban (inside) proved best in a tight finish to the Group I Memsie Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer Two strong barrier…

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Pearce Going Under The Radar

Ben Pearce believes Danablue has gone under the radar and can turn the tables on Zuccheros at Belmont on Saturday. Danablue will have to go one better and gain three lengths on Zuccheros who proved too strong on soft going last fortnight. Punters have ignored Pearce’s optimism and despite a weight swing to Danablue they…

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Emotional Week For Bermingham Jnr

Pat Bermingham Jnr is hoping to end an emotional week on a winning high when he targets the Goldfields Toyota Cup (1300m) with Disciple on Sunday. Bermingham Jnr lost one of his favourite horses last week when Prince Of Stars suffered a heart attack and sadly passed away after a track work accident. The Balmont…

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Cat Five Tearing Up Carnarvon

A change of heart has reaped huge dividends for trainer Terry Brennan and his rejuvenated gelding Cat Five. Brennan was prepared to pull stumps and call time on Cat Five after the seven-year-old ran an inglorious last in the Collie Cup 12 months ago. But after consulting with his fellow owners Brennan decided to have…

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