Bart Cummings
Bart Cummings

Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings has died, aged 87

LEGENDARY racehorse trainer Bart Cummings has died at the age of 87 surrounded by family at his homestead in north-western Sydney.

His grandson and training partner said Cummings died in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday morning.

"James Bartholomew Cummings OAM, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning, Sunday the 30th of August 2015, in his homestead at Princes Farm, Castlereagh," James Cummings said in a statement.

"His final moments were spent with his family and wife of 61 years, Valmae, with whom he celebrated their anniversary on Friday.

"For Bart, aged 87, this was a fitting end. A husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; a master trainer and a larger than life figure.

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