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Published: 14:06 | 29/8/16

Wachman to call it a day


Classic-winning trainer David Wachman has announced his decision to retire at the end of the 2016 season.

Wachman began his career as a jumps trainer before making the switch to Flat, going on to train a number of winners for Coolmore, which is headed by his father-in-law John Magnier.

The County Tipperary-based trainer saddled Legatissimo to victory in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket last season, one of three Group One wins the filly enjoy in 2015, while he was responsible for Group One winners in five countries, including Bushranger in the Prix Morny.

“After much deliberation I have decided to hand in my trainer’s licence at the end of this season. While not taken easily the decision to retire will allow me to spend more time with my family as well as pursuing various other business interests,” he said in a statement.

“Over the last twenty years I have trained for many wonderful owners and I would like to extend my deepest gratitude and thanks to them as they have been absolutely central to the success that we have enjoyed here.

“The nature of training is such that you have plenty of ups and downs but I’ve been lucky enough to have many good days and train some top class horses during that time.

“Also a big thank you also goes to each and every one of my staff members for their unwavering loyalty, dedication and commitment and I wish them all the very best for future.”

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