Melbourne’s champion trainer Lee Freedman has announced that he will stand down as head trainer of his successful stable.
The Hall Of Fame trainer has asked his brother Anthony Freedman to take over the top job.
The trainer has seen a downturn in winners during recent times, which has caused him to re-evaluate his situation.
Last season, Freedman finished with just 31 city winners, which is his lowest total in decades.
“After a great deal of thought I have made this decision to allow me the time to reassess our business,” Lee said.
“I am not satisfied with how things have been over the past few years and the time is right for me to have a good look at every aspect of how we do business.”
Freedman first began training in 1984 and has experienced great success both in Australia and overseas.
Throughout the years Freedman has trained a total of 124 Group 1 winners, and has won five Melbourne Cups.
Freedman has also claimed the elusive Melbourne Trainers’ Premiership an impressive five times.