Long-time Randwick trainer Grahame Begg will shut down his operation at Randwick at the end of the year.
Begg made the announcement on Twitter on Friday afternoon.
"After 25 years I am closing my Randwick stables in December,” Begg said. "Thank you to my family, clients & loyal staff.”
Begg, the son of former top trainer Neville Begg, and in his time as a travelling foreman for his father he handled some of Australia’s best including the 1984 Australian Horse of the Year Emancipation, November Rain, Dalmacia, Veloso, Heat Of The Moment, La Cassiere and Travelight.
Begg once described training horses as "a way of life” and he continued the family tradition when he took to training with a host of Group I winning gallopers to pass through his care.
His first taste of Group I success came in the 1990 Doomben Cup when successful with Eye Of The Sky before Whisked doubled his Group I winners later that year in the Thousand Guineas.
His first dual Group I winner was the former topliner Telesto, who in 1994 won the Chipping Norton Stakes and George Ryder Stakes.
In 2005, Begg achieved arguably his greatest training feat when Monopolize claimed the Group I Hong Kong International Bowl before repeating the dose 12-months later.
Bonanova won the Sydney trainer his first Emirates Stakes in 1999 before All Silent ended a nine year Group I drought in the same race in 2008. Twelve months later that quality galloper claimed his second Group I win in the Patinack Farm Classic.
Begg’s last Group I win was in the 2011 Epsom Handicap with the talented mare Silent Achiever.
In total he trained 10 individual Group I winners to success in 14 Group I races.