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Veteran Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani to call time on 43-year career in December




Luca Cumani has announced he will be calling time on his 43-year career as a trainer at Bedford House Stables, in Newmarket, this December.

CALLING IT A DAY: Luca Cumani has called time on his career as a trainer after 43 years in Newmarket
CALLING IT A DAY: Luca Cumani has called time on his career as a trainer after 43 years in Newmarket

The 69-year-old, who won the Derby twice, with Kahyasi in 1988 and with High-Rise in 1998, bows out as the third-longest serving trainer in Newmarket, behind Sir Mark Prescott and Sir Michael Stoute.

The Italian informed his 20 staff at Bedford House Stables that he will be standing down in the first week of December, bringing an end to an illustrious career which has included more than 2,000 race wins.

Cumani's other notable winners include Commanche Run in the 1984 St Ledger, and Falbrav, who won four Group One races in 2003.

He will now switch his focus to running Fittocks Stud, near Newmarket, which him and his wife Sara bought back in 1984.