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).
The Anthony Freedman stable kicked off the new season with a winning double at the end of August.
Anthony Freedman left on Tuesday on a buying mission in France and England.
Anthony Freedman has bought three impressive and good value youngsters at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast.
Anthony Freedman has announced that he will add a 20-box facility at Pinecliff on the Mornington Peninsula to his training operation.
Anthony Freedman will set Reparations for the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm in June after his strong win at Caulfield on May 3.
Anthony Freedman's association with Darley Australia is running in hot form after the win of Union Gap at Sandown on Wednesday gave the combination its fourth win in five days.
Anthony Freedman has retired his grand sprinter First Command after his unplaced run in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield today.
Season In Review
(for season 2014-15, as at November 21)
Metropolitan (Vic): 1
Provincial (Vic): 11
Strike rate (Vic overall): 11.88%
Listed: Nozomi, Reparations
CAREER STAKES WINS
Group 1: 1 - Mawingo (GER).
Group 2: 3 - Lucas Cranach (GER), Kazanluk, Zydeco.
Group 3: 2 - Crucial, Smokin' Joey.
Listed: 14 - Armed For Action, Boban, Cheyenne Warrior, Cornell, First Command (2), Minaj (2), Nozomi, Reparations (2), Sabie, Smokin' Joey, Specter.
ANTHONY FREEDMAN FACTS
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.
Freedman brothers Group 1 winners (to August 2011): 124
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