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Dubbed "The Cups King", Bart Cummings has achieved an unsurpassed training record in feature races, most notably in the Melbourne Cup.

ummings has trained the winners of a record 12 Melbourne Cups and in five of those wins, he also trained the runner-up.His other notable achievements include:

  • 12 Australian Cups
  • Seven Caulfield Cups
  • Eight Newmarket Handicaps
  • Five W.S.Cox Plates
  • Four Golden Slipper Stakes
  • 32 Derbies (5 VRC, 5 AJC, 10 SAJC, 5 WA, 3 WA Australian, 3 QLD)
  • 24 Oaks (9 VRC, 7 AJC, 4 SA Australasian, 2 SAJC, 1 QTC, 1 WATC)

The many champions to have come under Cummings' care include Galilee, Let's Elope, Saintly, Light Fingers, Taj Rossi, Think Big and So You Think.

His Group 1 wins now total 266 at the end of 2013.Cummings was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

He was awarded Legend status in 2008.

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