Classic-winning English trainer Jeremy Noseda has announced his intention to retire.
Noseda, who has trained at Newmarket since 1998, enjoyed St Leger success in 2006 with Sixties Icon and has also tasted glory on the international stage with Wilko at the Breeders’ Cup as well as several high-profile Royal Ascot winners.
“The time is right for me to walk away,” Noseda said.
“I will be leaving the sport with a smile on my face and with a lot of great memories.”
Noseda, who will bow out at a date yet to be determined, advertised his talents perhaps best when he brought lightly raced mare Laddies Poker Two back from a 610-day break to win the Wokingham at Royal Ascot.
The likes of Just James, Proclamation, La Chunga, Soldier’s Tale and Araafa were also trained by Noseda to win at the showpiece meeting.
Sans Frontieres landed the Irish St Leger in 2010, with Araafa also winning the Irish 2000 Guineas in 2006.
Noseda’s numbers have dwindled in recent years with the trainer sending out 19 winners from 97 runners last year which represents a 20 per cent strike rate.
“I have been lucky enough to enjoy many fabulous days as a trainer and also earlier in my career,” Noseda said.
“I would like to thank my owners for their support over the last 20 years and, in particular, I would like to thank my staff for all of their highly skilled work and dedication.
“If there is sadness at this time it is that I will no longer be here for them. Several worked with me at Godolphin and then for me in Newmarket.
“I have no immediate plans for the future, except for the fact that I will be taking a two-week summer holiday with my sons Richard and James.”