Henrietta Knight to retire

Henrietta Knight to retire

Henrietta Knight, trainer of three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Best Mate and one of National Hunt racing's most prominent figures, is to retire.

Herietta said on her website" After much deliberation, and largely due to my husband Terry Biddlecombe’s continued ill health, I have decided to hand in my Trainer’s License.  I have been incredibly lucky to have experienced some wonderful moments since I first began training in 1989."

"I am hugely grateful for the backing that I have received over the past years from my family, my loyal owners, my dedicated staff and from numerous top jockeys.  I would like to thank everybody who has helped me enjoy so many happy days.  However, despite the above mentioned decision, I still intend to retain links with the racing world.  My neighbour and close friend, Mick Channon, has agreed to continue to train the majority of the horses which are currently in my care."