It is well known that Melbourne-based Lee Freedman hopes to train in Hong Kong one day but in the meantime he's turning his attention to Macau, writes Graeme Kelly. He recently visited the enclave to discuss the possibility of sending some of his stable's tried horses to Taipa. 'I like the idea of opening up a market to sell some horses to Macau,' he said. 'I think I could provide them with the right types for their racing. So I am hoping to come to an arrangement that will be suitable to my stable and to the people in Macau.' Despite a relatively quiet autumn, Freedman has a second consecutive Melbourne trainers' championship secured. With 76.5 winners he holds a commanding lead over Peter Hayes - elder brother of David - who is in second place with 47 wins. John Hawkes, who mostly prepares horses for the all-powerful Woodlands Stud Syndicate, is in third position with 25 winners. Hawkes, however, holds a commanding lead in the Sydney trainers' premiership. With 105.5 winners to his credit, he is 48 winners ahead of Gai Waterhouse, who is his nearest rival. Larry Cassidy, who rode with success in Hong Kong, is similarly placed on the Sydney jockeys' premiership. With 114.5 winners - he has presumably suffered through the recent cancellation of two meetings because of heavy rain - Cassidy is 62 wins ahead of Shane Dye. Former Hong Kong jockeys - Greg Childs and Damien Oliver - head the Melbourne list. Childs, With 63.5 wins, is two in front of second-placed Damien Oliver. In third place - a further 15 winners behind - is Darren Gauci, who enjoyed considerable popularity during his days of riding at Sha Tin and Happy Valley. Night racing - introduced at Moonee Valley earlier this year - was a great success. The seven meeting series attracted a total attendance of 80,500 with A$19 million wagered off-course and A$5 million on-course - figures that exceeded the Moonee Valley Racing Club's (MVRC) expectations. The MVRC will go upmarket with future night meetings with plans to run at least two feature races on each card.