Cushing put together one of the best records as a trainer and driver in WA, despite his career shortened by six years’ service with the AIF during the Second World War. He drove some 524 winners and trained 570 winners, including three WA Pacing Cups with Robert Sheen, Defiance and Dainty’s Daughter. The first of his winners came in 1946 when driving Valista for trainer Merv Fimmell. One of Cushing’s best horses was Dainty’s Daughter, who became the dominant mare in WA racing. She not only won the 1970 WA Pacing Cup, but a Fremantle Cup, Stratton Cup, State Sprint Championship, Meteor Mile, along with setting world records over both one and two mile races.