NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced a state funeral will be held for Australian racing legend Bart Cummings OAM.
Mr Cummings passed away yesterday at the age of 87.
“On behalf of the people of NSW I extend my deepest sympathies to Bart Cummings’ family, friends and colleagues,” Mr Baird said.
“Bart Cummings was a giant of Australian racing whose outstanding record is unlikely to ever be matched.”
The state funeral will be held on Monday 7 September 2015 at Sydney’s St Mary's Cathedral, commencing at 10am.