Later story from racenet
Clinton Payne - 4/12/2013
James Cummings says he is working through issues with his grandfather and co-trainer, Australian racing legend Bart Cummings, in an attempt to save the training partnership.
On Tuesday, The Australian revealed that the Bart and James Cummings training partnership is set to end on December 31.
James Cummings said in a statement that he is working through issues with his famous grandfather to seek a resolution and continue their training partnership.
"In response to the story published in today’s The Australian newspaper, I wish to make it clear that this issue is a family matter that can be resolved,” James Cummings said.
"As of now, the Bart and James Cummings training partnership is intact and we have an obligation to maintain our professional service to the loyal clients that support us.
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with my grandfather and I sincerely trust that we can resolve the issues and continue to work together in the future.”
In the short time of the partnership, the training duo tasted Group II and Group III success with stable stalwart Precedence during the Melbourne spring carnival while talented three-year-old Eurozone also claimed black-type wins in the Group II Stan Fox Stakes and Listed Rosebud.
On Wednesday at Canterbury, Bart and James Cummings will saddle up first starter Emerald Fortune in the Big Sports Breakfast Plate (1250m).