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Bart Cummings Trophy Collection Unveiled
The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) yesterday unveiled The Bart Cummings Trophy Collection in Saintly Place, ahead of the collection's official opening to the public at Flemington tomorrow. The permanent trackside display dedicated to the Cups King features 149 notable trophies and awards including the Melbourne Cup won by the Cummings-bred and trained Saintly in 1996, alongside his 12 Melbourne Cup trainer's trophies, two Caulfield Cups won by Ming Dynasty (1977 & 1980), and four Cox Plates won by Saintly (1996), Dane Ripper (1997) and champion So You Think (2009/10). Cummings endorsed plans for the installation of the trophies at Saintly Place prior to his death in 2015. "We are deeply honoured and thankful to Bart and the Cummings family for bequeathing this immensely important collection to the Club," VRC Chairman Amanda Elliott said.