Classic winning trainer Jeremy Noseda has retired from the horse racing training ranks.
Noseda's decision may have come to a shock to many, but for others it was evident his operation has been winding down in the last few years.
The Newmarket-based trainer enjoyed fourteen Group and Grade One victories in a career that began in California in 1996.
The 55-year-old worked for the likes of John Dunlop, now-champion trainer John Gosden and an assistant at Godolphin before moving back to Britain a year later.
His first winner in the UK came about at Lingfield in 1998 when saddling Nautical Warning to victory and went onto gain high-profile success in the St Leger at Doncaster with Sixties Icon and in the Irish 2,000 Guineas with Araafa in 2006.
The son of Mull Of Kintyre also collected the St James's Palace at Royal Ascot under regular pilot Alan Munro in the same season, whilst Noseda gained further top-band success elsewhere in the Sussex Stakes the year before with Proclamation, the Golden Jubilee with Solider's Tale in 2007 and the July Cup in 2009 with Fleeting Spirit.
Noseda also trained Phoenix Thoroughbred-owned Gronkowski more recently, before he moved onto Salem bin Ghadayer's yard and finished second to Thunder Snow in the Dubai World Cup back in March.
He enjoyed his highest number of victories in a calendar season in 2011 after amassing a total of 62 winners, and openly admitted he can depart his beloved sport with his held high.
(Credit: Racing Post) He said: "The time is right for me to walk away. I will be leaving the sport with a smile on my face and with a lot of great memories.
“I've 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," he finished.
Noseda has been notably quiet in the last few seasons for his standards, but still recorded nineteen victories in Britain in two of the last three years.
He has had four winners from 32 runners since the turn of the calendar year, two of which at the Dante meeting at York last month.
Bomb Proof landed a novice contest on what was his racecourse debut, before the Paul and Susan Roy-owned Garrus scored in the Listed Westow Stakes the following day.
That was to be his 874th and final winner in Britain, with the Roy-owned horses set to now move onto to their assistant trainers Charlie Fellowes, Charlie Hills and Ed Dunlop.
Noseda has no plans for the immediate future, but is looking forward to spending increased time with his family.
He said: "I have no substantial 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.”
We wish Jeremy the best in his future endeavours.