Five-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Lee Freedman will head to Singapore in the latest chapter of his lengthy career.
Freedman has operated stables at Flemington in partnership with his brother Anthony in recent years but advised his owners that the Singapore Turf Club has granted him a training licence.
Freedman will operate out of stable vacated by another Melbourne Cup-winning trainer, Kiwi Laurie Laxon, at the Kranji racecourse.
Freedman told the owners Anthony’s son Sam will return to Australia to work with his father in the business after spending time in England working with the Roger Varian stable.
“It will be business as usual at Freedman Racing, our training routines will stay in place and we will continue to utilise the terrific facilities at both Pinecliff and Flemington to provide the best environment for your horses,” Freedman’s letter to owners read.
“Sam will not only bring home some fresh and innovative ideas but also a youthful enthusiasm and drive to continue the success of Freedman Racing.
“We are aware of the responsibility we have to our owners, the training and care of your horses has been, and will always be our number one priority.”
Freedman’s youngest brother Michael trained in Singapore for eight years before returning to Sydney but has since moved his business to Hong Kong for the upcoming racing season.