Lee Freedman

On the Rails

The timing of last week's announcements regarding proposals for new training facilities near Guangzhou was hard to miss, so soon after former dual Hong Kong champion trainer David Hayes had announced plans to establish a base in Singapore.

Wednesday, 30 September, 2009, 12:00am

Freedman puts terrible barrier draw behind him after Miss Andretti turns in another scorcher

With another 24 hours to think about it since Thursday's barrier draw, and another blazing piece of work to buoy his confidence, Lee Freedman no longer has any concerns about Miss Andretti having to negotiate the 12 alley tomorrow.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Kingdom lands the first blow at draw

Advantage Hong Kong as Andretti posted wide

In the matter of a moment, a simple barrier draw may have tipped upside down all the planning and preparation that has gone into Miss Andretti's tilt at the HK$12 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on Sunday.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Club beats odds to stage real turf 'championship'

Visiting Australian trainer Lee Freedman summed it up very well on Monday when he described the Jockey Club's recruitment of 26 overseas horses for Sunday's Cathay Pacific International Races as 'quite outstanding'.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Kingdom is a class act but Andretti is better, insists trainer Freedman

Lee Freedman, the trainer of champion Australian filly Miss Andretti, has publicly questioned the ability of Hong Kong's new star sprinter Sacred Kingdom to repeat Saturday's stunning Sprint Trial win at Sha Tin in three weeks time.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Travelling companion

Miss Andretti will not be the only Group One winner coming from Down Under for international day.

The Jockey Club has given its blessing for Lee Freedman to bring Barkada, winner of the C.F. Orr Stakes (Group One) in 2002, as a travelling companion for Miss Andretti, who turned in a clinically efficient performance in The Age Classic at Flemington last Saturday.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Freedman tired of HK rumours

Champion Melbourne trainer Lee Freedman is becoming increasingly annoyed at suggestions he will soon be moving to Hong Kong.

'I am sick and tired of hearing people say I'm going to Hong Kong,' said Freedman, who recently returned to Australia after spending a week in the SAR.

'No one seems to give a damn what these rumours could do to my business,' he said.

22 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Gauci makes Cup on appeal

Everything is falling into place for top Melbourne jockey Darren Gauci (above), who rode in Hong Kong for many seasons.

An application by Gauci to the Victorian Racing Appeals Tribunal against a suspension incurred in last weekend's Caulfield Cup proved well worthwhile.

24 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Fradd lines up job with Freedman

South African jockey Robbie Fradd, currently leading the championship chase, will take up a position with the leading Australian stable of Lee Freedman when his agreement with the Hong Kong Jockey Club expires.

Fradd is expected to head for Melbourne at the end of November, where his agreement with Freedman covers lightweight rides.

17 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Embers can set Rosehill alight

Classy four-year-old Burning Embers will have one more outing before leaving for Hong Kong to contest the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2,000 metres) at Sha Tin on April 19.

According to Gary Fennessy - stable foreman for her trainer Peter Hayes - Burning Embers will run in the A$100,000 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2,000 metres) at Rosehill Gardens next Saturday.

28 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Always Aloof joins hunt for QE II Cup

Former English stayer Always Aloof is in Australia's re-shaped lineup for next month's Queen Elizabeth II Cup following the withdrawal of Group One winner Intergaze.

12 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Doriemus spearheads QE II Cup threat

A Melbourne Cup hero and a Royal Ascot winner will give Hong Kong Derby superstar Johan Cruyff a stiff test of his international credentials in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin next month.

4 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Danehill filly now earning her keep

An astute yearling sales purchase is beginning to pay dividends for Hong Kong racing identity Michael Bastion.

He is a major shareholder in two-year-old Compulsion - a sister to 1996 Golden Slipper winner Merlene - who cost A$490,000 at last year's Australian Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney.

1 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Freedman charts Hong Kong mission for classy Mahogany

Leading Melbourne trainer Lee Freedman is aiming at the Hong Kong International Bowl (1,400 metres) with star performer Mahogany.

'The track and the distance in Hong Kong will suit him,' Freedman said.

8 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Strydom shows class Down Under

LEADING Melbourne trainer Lee Freedman was glowing in his praise of Hong Kong-based jockey Piere Strydom after his victory on Elegant Lass in the Crown Trophy (1,000 metres) at Moonee Valley yesterday.

'That showed why Piere is now being regarded as one of the top jockeys in the world,' Freedman said as Strydom was returning to scale aboard the Jugah three-year-old.

20 Apr 1997 - 12:00am