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Vale Richard Freyer

Tuesday, 8th August 2017

The racing industry is mourning the passing of well-known NSW Riverina trainer, Richard Freyer, reports racingnsw.com.au. Mr Freyer passed away on Sunday night after a long battle with illness. He was 69. A licensed trainer for 47 years, Freyer had great success preparing in excess of 2,500 winners and claimed 16 successive SDRA (Southern Districts Racing Association) premierships. "That in itself was a tremendous feat as Richard was competing in a golden era against some top trainers like Bert Honeychurch, Hal Hoysted, Ray Whitehead and Ollie Cox," said SDRA's Chairman of Stewards, John Davidson. "Richard was a prolific cup winner and won eight Albury Cups, 12 Corowa Cups, 10 Berrigan Cups and a National Sprint in Canberra with Prince Tone." Richard Freyer was perhaps best known for his deeds with outstanding stayer Leica Falcon who won five of his first eight starts including the Gr2 Winning Edge Presentations Stakes at Caulfield. Leica Falcon then finished an unlucky fifth to Railings in the 2005 Gr1 Caulfield Cup before running fourth to the legendary Makybe Diva in the Gr1 Melbourne Cup that same year. A funeral service for Mr Freyer will be held this Saturday (12th August) at St John's Church, Federation Avenue, Corowa, commencing at 11am.

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