Lee Freedman broke a 25-year drought as mudlark Authoritarian led all the way to prevail in the Listed VRC St Leger (2800m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Lee and Anthony Freedman's German import Our Ivanhowe took a significant step towards his Australian debut with a jumpout at Flemington on Friday morning.
She won Anthony Freedman a car last year and on Friday night Minaj gets the chance to secure one for the other member of her training team, Lee Freedman.
Doriemus, who gave Lee Freedman his second of five Melbourne Cup winners, has died.
German star Ivanhowe has joined the Lee and Anthony Freedman stable.
Lee and Anthony Freedman have been announced as the trainers of OTI Racing's latest overseas purchase, a gelding closely related to Fiorente.
There had been 124 Group 1 winners and thousands of lesser ones over 30 glittering years ... but every winner has its story.
Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman is coming out of retirement to join his brother Anthony in a new training partnership to be based at Flemington.
The Anthony Freed-trained Nozomi earned himself a start in the Victoria Derby when hanging on to defeat Preferment in Wednesday's Listed $120,000 Geelong Classic (2200m).
Season In Review
(for season 2014-15, as at April 25)
Metropolitan (Vic): 15
Provincial (Vic): 32
Strike rate (Vic overall): 19.02%
Group 3: Java
Listed: Authoritarian, Nozomi, Reparations (2).
First winner: Blockade, Gold Coast, May, 1983.
First Group 1 winner: Miss Clipper, Australasian Oaks, April 1986.
Lee Freedman Group 1 winners (to August 2011): 124
First winner: Boredom, Geelong, August 2011.
First Stakes winner: Specter, LR Henry Bucks Stakes, Flemington, September 2011.
First Group 1 winner: Mawingo, Doomben Cup, May 2012.
**Anthony Freedman Group 1 winners: ** 1
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