Lee Freedman, one of the greatest trainers in the history of Australian racing, is officially returning to training. The five-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer this morning revealed on RSN’s Racing Ahead that he was venturing back into the job that made him a household name, reports Racing Victoria.

Freedman will enter a training partnership with younger brother Anthony, who took over the family operation when Lee stepped back from training in August 2011.

“It’s a decision I weighed over quite heavily for the last few months and the opportunity’s arisen to go partner with Anthony and I’m very excited about it,” the Hall of Fame trainer said.

The partnership will come into effect from this Sunday with Freedman to oversee the Flemington stable currently run by Anthony, who will now turn his hand to the stable’s pre-training operation at Pinecliffe.

Freedman is one of the few conditioners to have prepared a century of Group 1 winners in Australia.

Along with Melbourne Cup wins with Tawrrific, Subzero, Doriemus and Makybe Diva(twice), Freedman won four Caulfield Cups, a couple of Cox Plates and four-straight Golden Slippers during the 1990s.