Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Horse Whisperer and Legendary Race Horses

Horse Whisperer 
James Bartholomew Cummings 
  born on November 14th 1927,raised in Adelaide, working for his father at the Adelaide stables after completing high school at Marist Brothers, Sacred Heart College.  
 Bart Cummings first experienced the thrill of a Melbourne Cup win at 23 years of age when he strapped the home-bred Comic Court for his father Jim Cummings in 1950.
He took out his own training licence in 1953.
 Bart first hit the headlines when he not only won his first Melbourne Cup in 1965 with Light Fingers, but also went on to train the winners of the two subsequent years, Galilee in 1966 and Red Handed in 1967.  For good measure, he also trained the second placegetters in 1965 and 1966.On Tuesday he lines So You Think up, looking for number 13.
       Bart's 12

Latest News on the legendary Bart Cummings 
  A smiling Cummings left Richmond's Epworth Hospital about 12.45pm today October 31st two days before the big day.The 82-year-old, who is recovering from pneumonia, was admitted to hospital on Thursday.
It was feared the hospital stay would put Cumming's attendance at Tuesday's race in doubt despite the prospect of a record 13th Cup triumph with his latest stable superstar, So You Think. Cummings said from his hospital bed he had every intention of being at Flemington for the race that stops the nation.

Might and Power just from the flying Doriemus

Makybe Diva's Amazing Third Melbourne Cup.

Great Horses of the Past

Scenes from the new Secretariat Movie

   When Secretariat arrived at Saratoga in the summer of 1972, he was a good-looking horse with promise  nothing more. After winning three races in 27 days, he left as one of the leading thoroughbreds in the country.
One year later, he returned as perhaps the greatest thoroughbred of all time. He had swept the Triple Crown with overpowering ease, winning the Belmont by an astonishing 31 lengths.

Secretariat won 16 of 21. His electrifying performance in the Belmont is considered one of sports not just horse racing’s  greatest moments.
Belmont Stakes

Red Rum

     Red Rum is the only horse in the history of the Grand National to win the race three times and on the two occasions that he ran and did not win he came second.
   On this day I'm sure that most of the talk would have been about the defeat of Crisp rather than the win of Red Rum but, 12 months later it wasRed Rum who was carrying the 12st burden and despite that he went on to win successive nationals and the public started a love affair with this chaser the like of which, is only given to a few

So You Think is our tip for this year super horses win the cup and he is on the verge of becoming one.

The Legendary Kingston Towns Three Cox Plates.

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