Michael Freedman is enjoying a family holiday in America before embarking on the biggest challenge of his career.
Freedman, who registered 456 wins (36 at Group level) in eight seasons in Singapore, before returning to Australia at the end of 2015, will train in Hong Kong in the new season (which commences on September 3).
The 49-year-old had only been back in Sydney for a little more than 12 months, before the Hong Kong opportunity arose.
Freedman bowed out of Australian racing on a winning note, Show ‘Em taking victory in a 1600m Class 1 Handicap at Hawkesbury on April 13. He trained 13 winners in New South South Wales this season.
“I’ve actually planned that US holiday before I got the Hong Kong offer as I had some frequent flyer miles to use. So, it’s worked out great as the triplets will soon be going to boarding school back in Sydney while Anna will follow me to Hong Kong,” Freedman told the Singapore Turf Club during a stopover en-route to the US.
“I will then return to Sydney where I will stay until July 24, one week before the season ends. Then I move to Hong Kong where I will stay right through the off-season, getting my team ready.”