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James Cummings Appointed Godolphin Head Trainer
Godolphin Managing Director in Australia Henry Plumptre has confirmed in an official Media Release that James Cummings has been appointed Head Trainer of the global operation in Australia. Set to commence his new role on Saturday July 8, interim Head Trainer Darren Beadman will continue in this position until that date, before reacquainting himself with his previous role as Assistant Trainer. Cummings is set to take the Godolphin training reins having garnered almost a decade's experience at Leilani Lodge as Foreman and Co-Trainer with his grandfather Bart Cummings. Plumptre explained the appointment, "James is a great fit for Godolphin and his appointment is an exciting new chapter in the Godolphin story in Australia. In a short space of time James has established himself as one of the most talented trainers in Australia and he has all the attributes to take us in the direction we want to go as a racing team both on and off the track." James Cummings added, "It is truly an honor 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. I am confident in my experience and I definitely have the enthusiasm to build on the incredible success that has already been achieved by Godolphin in Australia. I have been very fortunate in my career so far to have learnt my trade from some of the best in the business and I will be forever grateful to the fantastic and loyal owners that have supported me in my career so far, in particular Eduardo Cojuanco Jnr and Dato Tan Chin Nam."