History of the Cummings name and Leilani Lodge

Bart cummings


Bart Cummings or more formally known as James Bartholomew Cummings AM, was born and raised in Glenelg, South Australia, where he attended Sacred Heart College whilst working as a stable hand in his father’s, James Martin Cummings, racing stable. Working for his father taught him a lot about the routines that were conducive to training successful racehorses. In 1950, Bart experienced his first thrill of being involved in a Melbourne Cup victory when he strapped Comic Court for his father.


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History of Leilani Lodge 


The Randwick stable was named after Bart Cummings’ race mare Leilani who won multitude of Group I races including the AJC Oaks, Caulfield Cup, Mackinnon Stakes, Toorak Handicap, Australian Cup and CF Orr Stakes.


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