LEE Freedman is returning to Victoria.
The Hall Of Fame trainer today announced the dissolution of his training partnership with Graeme Rogerson.
Freedman said in a letter to his owners that while Rogerson will continue to operate from the Randwick stables, he plans to return to Victoria.
He gave no indication if he intended to train in Victoria.
“I have enjoyed my time in Sydney and wish everyone success in their future racing endeavours and I thank you all sincerely for your support whilst I was here,” Freedman wrote to his owners.
Freedman shocked the racing world when he entered into a training partnership with Rogerson in March this year.
The five-time Melbourne Cup winning trainer handed over the reins of the family training business to Anthony Freedman in August 2011.
Anthony Freedman said his brother rang him yesterday with the news.
He said it was too early to speculate if Lee would team up with him when he takes over at his new base at Flemington on January 1.
“We’re going to talk. I don’t know where it is at, he may want a bit of time off to think about things,” Anthony Freedman said.
“Whether that leads to anything, who knows.”