Thoroughbred racing is deeply ingrained in the Australian national psyche - in city and outback. It's our third biggest employer and third in attendances after Australian Rules and Rugby League football. For the past 50 years it was dominated by the on-going presence of the greatest of all 'horse whisperers'; Bart Cummings - the genius trainer who could coax the very best from each of the animals under his care. His Melbourne Cup winning average of better than one-in-four, is the equivalent of Sir Donald Bradman's unbeatable batting average.
Beginning with Light Fingers, Bart's first Melbourne Cup winner in 1965, All the King's Horses traces his involvement with more than twenty champion thoroughbreds, each a different and enthralling story. Included among them are his 12 Melbourne Cup winners, as well as Derby and Cox Plate victors and those special few that won the hearts of the public like Shaftsbury Avenue, Storm Queen, Campaign King, Saintly and So You Think.