Multiple Group One-winning trainer Allan Denham has announced he is set to retire after a long and successful career in the racing industry.
The Rosehill-based horseman, son of the late Hall of Fame trainer Jack Denham, has said he will finish up in the coming weeks.
“I’ve been going for 41 years straight and I just need a spell,” Denham told Sydney’s Sky Sports Radio on Friday.
Denham started out as an apprentice jockey and was crowned Sydney’s champion apprentice in the 1973/74 season.
He took out his trainer’s licence in the late 1980s and also worked alongside his father which included travelling with the likes of champions Might And Power and Filante among many others.
Denham’s most recent city success as a trainer was two-year-old filly Ichihara who won the $100,000 Schweppes Plate (1100m) at Warwick Farm last Saturday and is expected to line up in a Golden Slipper qualifying race next weekend.
Denham trained five-time Group One winner Eremein who was raced by loyal stable clients Geoff and Beryl White, while he also prepared multiple Group One-winning sprinter Spark Of Life and the 2008 AJC Australian Oaks winner Heavenly Glow.