Luca Cumani Recovering After Being Rushed To Hospital

The very recently retired trainer Luca Cumani was rushed to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge on Tuesday evening after suffering with a respiratory problem.

The Italian born trainer, that in his career went on to win seven Classic races, was found to be struggling over the last few weeks with a rarer condition known as Epiglottitis which is normally seen to affect the younger generation.

The condition see's the epiglottis, which is the flap at the base of the tongue that keeps food from going into the windpipe, be really inflamed and cause a serious issue for humans being able to breath.

Cumani had an amazing 43 year career that bought him numerous Group One winners across 11 different countries. He bought this to an end in November 2018 but still lives out of Bedford House Stables where he did most of his work with his horses.

(Credit Racing Post) This is where his wife Sara called the ambulance from on Tuesday. She said: "Luca was having trouble breathing so we took no chances and the doctors said they haven't seen a case like his in 25 years. It was like an aggressive inflammation of his throat and was suffocating him but they've managed to treat it.

"He'll be in hospital for a few days, although if it was up to him he'd be out today. Hopefully he'll be able to be back on the gallops to watch horses like Felix, who we have with Sir Michael Stoute, in the near future."

Cumani's greatest days in Britain saw him land two Epsom Derby's 10 year's apart from when he first won it.

In 1988 he landed it with Kahyasi and then in 1998 he took the spoils with High-Rise. In his training career the most prolific Group 1 winning horse was Falbrav, who in 2003 went on to land five black-type races.

Cumani since his retirement last year has been putting all of his attention into running Fittocks Stud but it looks like he will take some time out of the sport now so he can recover fully.

Free Bets & Offers

😱 GET ALTIOR ENHANCED TO 50/1! 😱
New customers from UK and Ireland only. Valid debit/credit card or Paypal. Bets only eligible for the 14:05 race. Min deposit €/£10. Max stake €/£1. Race Winner singles only. Winnings paid in Free Bets. Offer expires 23/11/19 at 14:05 GMT. 18+ begambleaware.org
Claim Bonus
✅ BET £20 ON THE FIRST AT ASCOT & GET £10 FREE FOR EVERY OTHER RACE ✅
New customer offer, place a single £20 (or £10 e/w) Sports bet in the 12:20 Ascot Saturday 23rd November and get a £10 free bet for each of the subsequent races on the Card. Deposits using credit/debit cards or PayPal only. Free bets are only valid for the specified race and are awarded when the qualifying bet has been settled. Free bet stakes not returned with winnings. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🐴 BET £10 ON THE FIRST RACE AT ASCOT & GET A £5 FREE BET FOR EVERY OTHER RACE 🐴
New customers only (+18) • £10 deposit using promo code "RACE888" • Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) • Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method, withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply
Claim Bonus
🚀 Bet £5 Get £30 in Free Bets!
FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. 3 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for us upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
Bet £10, Get £20 In Free Bets
New members only. £10 min deposit and bet, placed and settled at 1.50 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Awarded as 2x non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens. Valid for 14 days. Sportsbook only. Click for full rules.
Claim Bonus
🏆 Get a RISK FREE bet on any sports market up to £20 - money back in CASH if it loses! 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
Claim Bonus
GET A £20 RISK FREE FIRST BET!
New customers only. Sportsbook bets only, minimum odds 1/5 (1.2). Refunds are awarded as CASH, up to a max of £20 . Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal are eligible. Qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 30 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & Get £30 in Free Bets 🌟
New customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet add odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 free sports bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 casino bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the casino bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Credit/debit card deposits only. Geographical restrictions and T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Claim Bonus
⚫️ £30 Welcome Offer! ⚫️
*New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.