Jeremy Noseda: Classic-winning trainer to retire

Jeremy Noseda
Noseda has trained at Shalfleet in Newmarket since 1998

Classic-winning trainer Jeremy Noseda has announced he is to retire.

The Briton, 55, won both the Irish 2,000 Guineas with Araafa at the Curragh and the St Leger with Sixties Icon in 2006.

He also had several high-profile Royal Ascot winners and success at the Breeders' Cup meeting in the USA.

"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."

Analysis

BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght

This ends a successful and colourful career. Noseda played a significant role in the early days of Sheikh Mohammed's vast Godolphin empire before training in his own right, initially in California. He returned to the UK brimming with ideas and enthusiasm, and the big-race winners flowed, notably I recall the severely injury-prone Soldier's Tale, a testament to patience.

More recently, there was controversy when a runner tested positive for a human sleeping aid and a metabolite of cocaine - the source wasn't established and he was cleared of dishonesty, but fined - while he also fell out with high-profile owning group Phoenix Thoroughbred.

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