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    AFTER a highly-successful stint, leviathan owner Emilio Rosati and co-trainers Anthony Butt and Sonya Smith have parted ways. In what has been declared a... Highly-successful partnership comes to an end

    AFTER a highly-successful stint, leviathan owner Emilio Rosati and co-trainers Anthony Butt and Sonya Smith have parted ways.

    In what has been declared a “mutual agreement”, Rosati’s stock were removed from Butt/Smith’s Melton base this morning.

    During their collaboration the trio captured five Group Ones, numerous Groups Twos and a host of support races with stars such as Wolf Stride, Elite Stride and Boots Electric.

    “I’m really proud what Sonya and I achieved while teamed with Emilio,” Butt said. “Our 18 months with him have been his most success as an owner.

    “During our time with the Stride horses we won about $1.8million in stakes and quite a few big races.

    “Now is the time for a new chapter, so we’ll turn the page and move forward.”

    Rosati echoed Butt’s sentiment, stating there “are no dramas…just time for a change”.

    “It was agreed between us it is time to pull the pin,” Rosati said. “We’d had a very successful run together during the past year-and-a-half.

    “There are no dramas between any of us, just time for a change.”

    Grand Circuit performer Wolf Stride has been transferred to premiership winning horseman Andy Gath along with “a few others”.

    Close to trialling, Wolf Stride will continue to be aimed at the Inter Dominion, which begins with heats at Club Menangle on November 27.

    Last start South Australia Cup winner Boots Electric is also Inter Dominion-bound, but will head towards the Championship under the care of Russell Jack.

    “I’ve moved 21 horses this morning and dispersed them everywhere,” Rosati said. “That’s just the way it goes.”

    Although they relocated to Victoria as private trainers for Rosati, Butt and Smith will continue to train from Melton, with the services now available to the wider industry.

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