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M. Freedman

Nationality: Australia

Background:
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 licence to train in Singapore, winning 470 races in all at a strike rate of 15%. His best galloper during that period was two-time Singapore Horse of the Year Super Easy, who provided the handler with his first Hong Kong experiences in the G2 Jockey Club Sprint and G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint in 2012. In early 2016, Freedman returned to Australia, where his string included Golden Slipper runner-up Frolic, before accepting a position in Hong Kong at the start of the 2017/18 season. That first campaign proved difficult, with the handler sending out only 14 winners.

Notable Race Wins Include
Lion City Cup (2013 Super Easy), Singapore Guineas (2012 Super Easy), Raffles Cup (2009 Cheyenne Dancer, 2011 Always Certain, 2013 Super Ninetyseven), Singapore Gold Cup (2013 Tropaios), G2 Reisling Stakes (2017 Frolic).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2018/19 season): 14 (win strike rate: 5.32%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 4
No of runs for season: 70
Win %: 5.71
No of wins for all weather: 0
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 7
Total stakes: $5,284,000
Win stakes: $2,622,000
No of 2nds: 5
No of 3rds: 5
Percentage for season: 20
Profit/Loss: ($417)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
191212333447434450212400010000
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000000110
120012113175.88
1650000550
1800000000
2200000000
ShatinAll weather1200000440
1650000330
1800000000
Turf1200000000
1800000000
2200000000
10001023616.67
1200211131711.76
140001110120
1600010340
1800000110
2000000000
2200000000
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
191102223191111201137
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
19323291312500116
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
D. Whyte200911
M. F. Poon20057
A. Sanna001910
C. Murray00033
C. Schofield00033
G. van Niekerk01225
H. N. Wong01056
H. T. Mo00033
K. C. Leung01045
K. Teetan00011
S. Clipperton00055
S. De Sousa00123
U. Rispoli01135
W. M. Lai00011
Z. Purton01012