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State Funeral For Bart Cummings
Legendary horse trainer Bart Cummings will be honoured with a state funeral at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney next Monday, 7 September. The service will commence at 10am. Cummings' son Anthony confirmed on Sydney radio yesterday that the family would accept New South Wales Premier Mike Baird's offer of a state funeral. "I think it will be at the cathedral next Monday," Anthony Cummings told Sky Sports Radio. "The details will be worked out today." The Australian racing icon, who was affectionately known as the "Cups King" courtesy of his twelve victories in Australia's most famous race, the Melbourne Cup, passed away on Sunday morning at his home in Sydney at the age of 87.