Noseda To Retire From Training

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Jeremy Noseda | Racing Post

Jeremy Noseda, who has been training in Newmarket since 1998 and whose greatest wins include a St Leger and a Breeders' Cup, is set to retire from training.

“The time is right for me to walk away,” said Noseda. “I will be leaving the sport with a smile on my face and with a lot of great memories.”

In 2004, Noseda notched an excellent training feat when sending Wilko (Awesome Again) to Lone Star Park in Texas for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile for the 11th start of his 2-year-old campaign. A maiden winner and multiple group-placed, Wilko sprang a 20-1 shock under Frankie Dettori in his first start on the dirt, with the subsequent dual Classic winner Afleet Alex (Northern Afleet) in second.

Noseda enjoyed an excellent spell through the spring and fall of 2006, collecting the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and G1 St James's Palace S. with Araafa (Ire) (Mull of Kintyre), and later the G1 St Leger with Sixties Icon (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Sixties Icon won an additional five group races.

In 2010, Noseda registered one of the more remarkable performances of his training career when sending the Coolmore partners' Laddies Poker Two (Ire) (Choisir {Aus}) out to win the Wokingham S. at Royal Ascot off a one year, eight month layoff. Laddies Poker Two is now best known as the dam of Coolmore's dual Guineas and four-time Group 1 winner Winter (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Later in 2010, Noseda took the G1 Irish St Leger with Sans Frontieres (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Another standout for Noseda was Fleeting Spirit (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), winner of the 2009 G1 July Cup.

“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. Indeed there are those who I would count as very good friends. I know that they are among the very best staff in Newmarket and will have no trouble finding good positions within other stables.

“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. It will be the first time I have enjoyed a proper summer holiday with them and I'm really looking forward to that.”

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