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The Cummings name is attached to some of Australias most famous races, and the latest generation has ensured it will be so for many years to come. Elite Jets Jerseys .James Cummings has become the fourth generation to train the winners of the Victoria Derby, with Prized Icon upsetting New Zealander Sacred Elixir in the blue-riband Myer Classic at Flemington on Saturday.The 28-year-old remained calm and collected as he vowed to ensure the Cummings name would be around for a long time.Most of Australia knows the name, Cummings said.I reflect on it but right now Im proud of the horse and the job hes done.Hes been a model of consistency throughout his career and (jockey) Glyn Schofield has been a part of that.The horse was just in his own comfort zone and happy in his own space and he was strong.Prized Icon ($17) was 2-1/2 lengths too strong for $2.70 favourite Sacred Elixir, whose trainer, Tony Pike, was disappointed, believing he had hit the front too soon.Schofield timed his run perfectly.He was just too good today, Pike said.I told James when (Prized Icon) won the Champagne Stakes in the autumn he was a Derby horse, and it doesnt always work out but it did today.Pike said Sacred Elixir would bounce back for a Sydney autumn campaign.He possibly over-raced a couple of times in the run but not too badly, he said.He might have got there far too soon.Zac, I think, was worried about getting held up by the horse coming around him three-deep.He had a decent old bumping duel with it on the corner, and both him and Swear probably landed in front together at the top of the straight and he had to sit and wait for a fair while.But hes probably better just coming into it the last couple of hundred metres.Thats it for him this prep. Hell go home and have a spell and head to the Championships in Sydney.The winning trainer was surrounded by family, including his father, Anthony, who trained the 2012 Victoria Derby winner, Fiveandahalfstar.James Cummings trained in partnership with his grandfather Bart until the master trainers death in 2015.Bart Cummings trained five winners of the Victoria Derby and his father, Jim, trained one, Comic Court, which won in 1948 and went on to win the Melbourne Cup.That race is unlikely for Prized Icon, which is raced by Eduardo Cojuangco, the grandfather of James wife, Monica.Anthony Cummings was also on hand to celebrate the win after a tough couple of days in which a family dispute over his later fathers will became public.Im very proud, he said.Its a great thing. Four generations and still going. Its only early days yet.James has made a great start to his training career and continues on the family name.There were few excuses for the beaten brigade, with Inference (9.50) 1-1/4 lengths from Sacred Elixir, and many of the others struggling over the 2500m. Youth Jets Jerseys . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. Camo Jets Jerseys . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. http://www.officialjetsnflauthenticshop.com/ .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. Dale Earnhardt Jr.?will miss the rest of the 2016 Sprint Cup season as he recovers from concussion symptoms, it was announced Friday.Earnhardt has missed the past six races because of a concussion his doctors believe was suffered in a June 12 crash at Michigan International Speedway. He has been undergoing regular evaluations at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program and is being treated for issues related to balance and focusing on objects that are at a distance while moving his head.I wish I could return to the No. 88 team this season, Earnhardt, who has not been medically cleared to compete, said in a statement. To say Im disappointed doesnt begin to describe how I feel, but I know this is the right thing for my long-term health and career. Im 100 percent focused on my recovery, and I will continue to follow everything the doctors tell me. Theyre seeing good progress in my test results, and Im feeling that progress physically. I plan to be healthy and ready to compete at Daytona in February. Im working toward that.The support from both inside and outside the race team has been overwhelming. Everyone has been so encouraging and positive, from my teammates and sponsors to my family, friends and fans. Its motivating and humbling at the same time.Hendrick Motorsports said Jeff Gordon, who is again driving for Earnhardt this weekend at Darlington, and Alex Bowman will continue to fill in for the remaining 12 races on the Sprint Cup schedule.I know how hard Dale has worked and how frustrating this is for him, team owner Rick Hendrick said in a statement. He wants to be back, and we want him back, but we want it to be for the long haul. Weve had incredible support from everyone involved with the team, including all of our sponsors. Theyve put Dales health first every step of the way.From a competition standpoint, missing the remainder of the season should not hurt Earnhardt. The only way he would have made the Chase for the Sprint Cup is if he came back next week at Richmond and won the race. The NASCAR car specifications also will change for 2017, meaning the cars will drive differently next season than they will the remainder of this year.I look up to him for what hes doing. I know how hard that is to look out and want to be inside that racecar, Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano said. Your life and your health is not worth risking for the sport.Speaking Aug. 5 at Watkins Glen, Earnhardt stressed he wanted to continue racing. His contract with Hendrick runs through 2017.As soon as I can get healthy and get confident in how I feel and feel like I can drive a car and be great driving it, thenn I want to drive, said Earnhardt, who missed two races in 2012 after suffering two concussions in six weeks. Pink Jets Jerseys. I want to race. I miss the competition. I miss being here.I miss the people and, as Rick [Hendrick] likes to say, Weve got unfinished business. Im not ready to stop racing. Im not ready to quit. Its a slower process. I wish it wasnt.Earnhardt crew chief Greg Ives said he talked to each of his team members Friday. He said the fact Earnhardt has been interacting with the team -- coming to the shop as well as the appearance at Watkins Glen -- has had a calming effect and keeps them from constantly speculating about Earnhardts long-term status.Theyre disappointed that Dale is not going to be in the car, but they also know what is best, Ives said. Time is best to heal this situation. Nobody wanted to rush things just to get into a race car just to try to prove something. Were going to go forward. We know that the way to recovery is to put your best foot forward, to have positive thoughts and to have fast race cars.In addition to Sundays race, Gordon will be behind the wheel of the No. 88 for races at Richmond (Sept. 10), Dover (Oct. 2) and Martinsville (Oct. 30). Bowman will drive at Chicagoland (Sept. 18), New Hampshire (Sept. 25), Charlotte (Oct. 8), Kansas (Oct. 16), Talladega (Oct. 23), Texas (Nov. 6), Phoenix (Nov. 13) and the series finale at Homestead (Nov. 20).Earnhardt, who turns 42 in October, has 26 victories -- including two Daytona 500 wins -- in 595 career Sprint Cup starts. He has finished in the top-10 in 42 percent of his races.The son of seven-time Sprint Cup champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, Earnhardt Jr. has never won a Cup title, with a best finish in the season standings of third in 2003. After missing the Chase for two consecutive seasons, he has enjoyed a career resurgence with five consecutive Chase appearances from 2011 to 2015.Its sad to see that hes not going to be able to get back in the car in 2016 because, as a race-car driver, thats where you want to be, said Elliott Sadler, who drives for Earnhardt in the Xfinity Series. You want to be in your race car competing week in and week out. Its tough not to be able to see him in his famed No. 88 car the rest of the year.On the flip side to that ... (Im) proud of him to take a step back, make sure he gets everything in line that he needs to get in-line from a medical side or feeling side to be 100 percent when the 2107 season starts.ESPN Staff Writer Bob Pockrass contributed to this report. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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