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Cummings takes 12th Melbourne Cup by historical margin

Broadcast: 04/11/2008


TONY JONES, PRESENTER: The trainer Bart Cummings today won his 12th Melbourne Cup with a long shot

When the 5-year-old dashed to the front he appeared to have won the Cup, but the English Gray
'Bauer' chased him down all the way to the line.

The photo confirmed 'Viewed' had won by the smallest of margins in the cup's history. Well at 80
years of age Bart Cummings has been rewriting Melbourne Cup history for decades.

BART CUMMINGS, TRAINER, 'VIEWED': I do make a habit of winning this race someone told me, and I
said, "Well, it's a good habit to get into, I said."

TONY JONES: And he says his campaign for next year's Cup is already under way, where he's hoping to
make his tally 13 wins.