James Cummings Confirmed as New Head of Goldolphin Australia
Unlike in the U.S., where the President can keep his business interests so long as he does not use his position (wink, wink) for personal gain or does not use his influence to gain cushy positions for his inner circle (nod, nod), James Cummings, the recently confirmed new head of the Goldolphin clan in Australia, will be required to relinquish his interests in the operation of Leilani Lodge.
Cummings will have to disband his current stable, giving up dual Group 1 winner Prized Icon and some potential stars-in-the-making, such as Tactical Advantage.
The 29-year-old son of Anthony Cummings and grandson of Bart Cummings, James Cummings has been confirmed as the replacement for John O’Shea in the Australian racing empire of Sheik Mohammed.
Out of the frying pan and into the fire, young James?
Cummings had this to say about the move. “(The horses) will be taken over by a variety of different trainers, there is a good ground swell of support from quite a few of them to go to Anthony and Edward, my father and brother.’’
Cummings’ father Anthony and brother Edward have expressed an interest in leasing the Leilani stables, a decision that the lodge’s board and owners who have horses trained and boarded at the facility.