Jeremy Noseda is to retire from the training ranks.
Noseda, who has trained at Shalfleet in Newmarket since 1998, enjoyed Classic success when he won the St Leger in 2006 with Sixties Icon. He also tasted glory on the international stage with Wilko at the Breeders' Cup as well as enjoying several high-profile Royal Ascot winners.
"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."
Noseda, who will bow out at a date yet to be determined, advertised his talents perhaps best of all when bringing the 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 an Irish 2,000 Guineas in 2006.
Noseda has seen his numbers dwindle in recent years though, sending out 19 winners from 97 runners last year - which represents a 20 per cent strike rate.
He said: "I have been lucky enough to enjoy many fabulous days as a trainer and also earlier in my career. 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."
Jeremy Noseda: Six of the Best
This Danehill filly really helped put Noseda on the map in his first season with a licence. In a busy juvenile campaign she broke her maiden at Listed level on her third start, before winning the Cherry Hinton next time out, beating Pipalong. Good efforts at Ascot, York and the Curragh followed and she provided her trainer with a first Group One win in the Cheveley Park at Newmarket. Her three year-old campaign saw her placed in the 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes.
Arguably the best horse Noseda trained. Despite winning on his racecourse debut, his two-year-old form was nothing out of the ordinary, the Mull Of Kintyre colt went on to prove his 66-1 fourth in the 2000 Guineas was no fluke. He turned Newmarket form on its head when beating George Washington in the Irish equivalent, following up in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. He failed to win in three further runs, but was second in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes before finishing unplaced at the Breeders' Cup.
Became Noseda's only British Classic winner when he won the St Leger under Frankie Dettori in 2010. Having landed the Gordon Stakes he went off favourite for the Classic, which was run at York that year, and the result was never in much doubt. Restricted to just three outings at four, he enjoyed a fruitful five-year-old campaign and ended his career running at the Breeders' Cup and in the Japan Cup.
The flying filly possessed breakneck speed as a juvenile, winning the Molecomb at Goodwood and the Flying Childers at Doncaster, and just failing in the Cheveley Park. She won the Temple Stakes on her return at three before going close in the King's Stand, Prix de l'Abbaye and the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. At four she was narrowly denied in the King's Stand once more, but made amends the following month in the July Cup before finishing second at Haydock and Longchamp, proving herself as the most consistent sprinter in 2009.
Owned by Coolmore, this filly only won four races in her career - but they included the Lowther Stakes and Fillies' Mile at two, before coming back to win the Falmouth Stakes at three. Well fancied for the 1000 Guineas, she was third to Finsceal Beo before failing to see out the trip in the Oaks. But back at a mile at Newmarket in July she made all. Injury ended her career at the Breeders' Cup later that year.
Raced just once as a two-year-old, the Sir Robert Ogden-owned son of Shirley Heights began his three-year-old year with a close second to the smart Delegator in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket, but only ran once more that term, when beaten just a length in the Dante at York. After a couple of outings at four, he really hit his stride, finishing fourth in the Hardwicke at Royal Ascot before winning at Newmarket, Newbury and at the Curragh in the Irish St Leger - the final Group One win for his trainer.