STAR Tasmania mare Lady Lynette was expected to head to the breeding barn when she was sold to Gerry Harvey two weeks ago for $270,000 at a broodmare dispersal sale in Sydney but she has been kept in work and will be prepared by Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman.
Freedman has just ventured into a training partnership with New Zealander Graeme Rogerson with the combination to prepare a team of about 40 out of stables at Randwick
Lady Lynette had her last start for her former trainers David and Scott Brunton at Moonee Valley where she was controversially relegated to second place on protest.
Freedman said Lady Lynette was a great acquisition to his stable.
“We’ve got 22 in work and Lady Lynette is the highest rated horse in the yard so yes she is definitely a great addition to the stable,” Freedman said.
“She only had two weeks off after her last run at Moonee Valley so she’s pretty fit. We’ll just look for suitable races for her,” he said.
Lady Lynette is the first Tasmanian-trained mare to earn over $1 million in prize money.
The seven-year-old mare has started 49 times for 14 wins and 18 minor placings for stakes of $1, 346,633.
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