Cummings tribute in Melbourne Cup 2015 parade

The family of late “Cups King” Bart Cummings will hold pride of place in a horse-drawn carriage as the annual Melbourne Cup parade makes its way through the CBD.

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On Tuesday it will be the first Melbourne Cup since the legendary trainer passed away, and the traditional parade on Monday will feature Cummings’ 12 Cup trophies as well as his racing colours.

Family members will carry Cummings’ first Cup, which racehorse Light Fingers won in 1965, in the parade.

Cummings’ son Anthony and grandson James, both trainers, will be part of the parade, as well as grandson Edward, a stable foreman.

Jockeys and trainers of this year’s Melbourne Cup runners will also take part in the event, alongside living legends of the equine variety including Might And Power, Brew, Rogan Josh, Paris Lane, Efficient and Maluckyday.

The Victoria Racing Club says it expects tens of thousands of people to line the parade route, from the Bourke Street Mall along Swanston Street to Federation Square.


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