Cummings up for Everest ride
Anthony Cummings is preparing to saddle up his first Everest (1200m) runner and he figures his famous father Bart would approve of the innovative race concept. While the late Bart Cummings is legendary for his record in one of Australia’s most traditional races, the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m), Anthony Cummings says he also recognised the importance of keeping up with the times.
“The money gets everyone’s attention and the format is different, and once again gets everyone’s attention,” Cummings said of his Everest runner Libertini (I Am Invincible). “There are so many moving parts and the whole thing changes right up until the last minute. You can’t blink because you might miss something. It’s as fun as the horse lets it be but right now we’ve got a place and we’ll be laughing all the way.”