When racing industry legend Bart Cummings died earlier this year, he left a legacy of 12 Melbourne Cup wins and a thriving stable under the watch of grandson James.
When racing industry legend Bart Cummings died earlier this year, he left a legacy of 12 Melbourne Cup wins and a thriving stable under the watch of grandson James.

Get off to a racing start for Cup Day

WHEN racing industry legend Bart Cummings died earlier this year, he left a legacy of 12 Melbourne Cup wins and a thriving stable under the watch of grandson James.

In the Fraser Coast Chronicle's special spring racing preview on Saturday, we look at James's chances of continuing the grand Cummings tradition in the Melbourne Cup.

He has two runners in tomorrow's Lexus stakes, and if one of them can win they'll be granted automatic entry into Australia's most famous horse race, whose field will be drawn after the action at Flemington.

If you're starting to feel the Cup fever build with just four sleeps to go, we have more good news for you.

In our Weekend magazine tomorrow, check out our fascinating story about equine artist Janet Thomas, who has painted every winner of the Melbourne Cup since its inception in 1861.

You'll get the chance to see some of her work, which features in our special keepsake poster paying tribute to Bart Cummings in Tuesday's paper.

If you're a once-a-year punter, don't miss our bumper Cup lift-outs on Monday and Tuesday, which will feature the latest fields and form guides, betting advice for dummies and sweep charts to share with your mates or co-workers.

The Melbourne Cup only happens once a year, so keep reading your Fraser Coast Chronicle because we want to help you make the most of it.



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