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Name Luca Cumani
Location Newmarket
Contact No. tel: 01638 665 432
mob: 07801 225300
email: info@lucacumani.com
Address Bedford House Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket,
Suffolk, CB8 7BX
Website www.lucacumani.com
LUCA Cumani is one of British racing’s leading trainers, having enjoyed top-class success all over the world. Cumani has successfully overseen the careers of many great racehorses, achieving multiple Classic triumphs at home and abroad.

Born and raised in Italy, racing was in his blood as the son of champion amateur jockey Elena and champion trainer Sergio Cumani. He followed in both of their footsteps emulating first his mother and then his father. He was drawn to England in the mid-1970’s obtaining the position of assistant trainer to Henry Cecil.

Here Luca began a tie with Newmarket that exists to this day. He acquired the historic Bedford House Stables in 1976 in his own name and a ceaseless supply of winners has been the result.

There have been a string of high points over the years. Cumani has twice won racing’s most prestigious race – the Derby at Epsom – with Kahyasi victorious in 1988 and High Rise a decade later. Commanche Run had earlier given Cumani a St Leger win, while among other Classic stars to have resided in the yard have been Barathea, Ensconse, Zomaradah and Gossamer.

There are too many big-race successes to list but notably the Cumani team have tasted global success with brilliant performers such as Falbrav (Hong Kong Cup, Prix D’Ispahan, The Eclipse, The Queen Elizabeth II, Juddmonte International), Starcraft (Prix du Moulin, Queen Elizabeth II) and Alkaased (Japan Cup, Grand Prix de Saint Cloud). The Breeders’ Cup has not gone uncharted, either, with Barathea (Irish 1,000 Guineas, Queen Anne) proving an outstanding winner of the Mile in 1994.

Cumani has registered important victories at all British racing’s major festivals with the tally of Royal Ascot triumphs now in double figures. Glorious Goodwood and York’s Ebor meeting have proved even better hunting grounds for him. The training operation of Luca and his wife Sara continues to be one of the most respected in European racing but in October 2018, the Trainer announced his intention to reture at the end of the year. Needless to say, even more success followed this announcement and a final Group One was achieved, in his native Italy with the staying mare, God Given, in early November. The Newmarket training ranks will be the poorer for his loss but wishes him a long and happy retirement as he concentrates on the activities of the family's breeding operation, at Fittocks Stud.

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Recent Runners
Race Date Race Time Horse Posn Price
15-11-2018 1845 Honfleur (IRE) 7 25/1
14-11-2018 1700 Gracefully Done (IRE) 5 11/2
10-11-2018 1330 Pacharana 12 16/1
06-11-2018 1525 Alexandria 13 25/1
04-11-2018 1500 God Given 1 39/10
01-11-2018 1505 Alwaysandforever (IRE) 2 7/2
01-11-2018 1505 Pacharana 7 20/1
30-10-2018 1945 Avenue Foch 3 5/1
30-10-2018 1845 Konigin 5 13/2
26-10-2018 1320 Prejudice 3 7/4J
26-10-2018 1350 Gracefully Done (IRE) 4 14/1
26-10-2018 1500 Ernest Aldrich 1 12/1
26-10-2018 1645 Coolongolook 1 20/1
24-10-2018 1655 Swansdown 9 50/1
23-10-2018 1510 Warsaw Road (IRE) 2 4/1J
23-10-2018 1400 Cafe Espresso 5 33/1
20-10-2018 1440 God Given 6 20/1
17-10-2018 1455 Alwaysandforever (IRE) 4 6/1
16-10-2018 1400 Faro Angel (IRE) 1 7/2
15-10-2018 1500 Mythical Tribe (IRE) 4 25/1
13-10-2018 1650 Gorgeous Noora (IRE) 5 16/1
12-10-2018 1720 Swansdown 10 40/1
12-10-2018 1700 Felix 2 5/1
11-10-2018 1915 Jazz Walk 5 20/1
10-10-2018 1940 Floria Tosca (IRE) 12 12/1
09-10-2018 1415 Coolongolook 5 20/1
08-10-2018 1915 Konigin 6 9/1
08-10-2018 1945 La Rav (IRE) 10 14/1
08-10-2018 1355 Ernest Aldrich 7 66/1
06-10-2018 1735 Pacharana 7 40/1
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