James Cummings will head to the races on Saturday for the first time as Godolphin’s Australian head trainer.
Cummings, who has six runners engaged at Warwick Farm and two at Kembla Grange, is excited by the opportunity and looking forward to the challenge of heading up the biggest racing operation in the country.
“It is truly an honour to be asked to join the Godolphin team as the head trainer in Australia and I am very grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed for the opportunity,” he said.
“We have some outstanding new horses coming through and a very strong group of older horses who will be seen again in the Spring.”
Former Godolphin assistant trainer Darren Beadman, who filled the void as Godolphin’s interim trainer following John O’Shea's departure, will continue to work for the boys in blue, much to Cummings’ delight.
“Fortunately, I have a fantastic team to work with. Darren Beadman, who will continue as assistant trainer, has had a great relationship with my family and rode two Melbourne Cup winners for my grandfather,” Cummings said.
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