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Michael Freedman

Michael Freedman

Trainer, Starlight Australia

Michael Freedman commenced his career in 1988, joining his three older brothers – Australian Racing Hall of Famer Lee, Anthony and Richard – in their training business in Melbourne.

During the 20 years he worked in partnership with his brothers, the Freedman stable was one of Australia’s most prominent, responsible for the winners of numerous Group races, including the Melbourne Cup on five occasions with four different horses, as well as four consecutive Golden Slipper winners.

In 2008 Freedman branched out to train in his own right when he was granted a license to train in Singapore, winning 468 races in all at a strike rate of 15%. His best galloper during that period was twice Singapore Horse of the Year – Super Easy.

It was that horse who provided the Freedman with his first Hong Kong experiences in the Gr2 Jockey Club Sprint and Gr1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint in 2012.

In early 2016, Freedman returned to Australia, where his stable included Golden Slipper runner-up Frolic.

After a brief stint in Hong Kong, Michael Freedman now returns to Sydney taking up stables at Randwick.