Henrietta Knight, who famously saddled Best Mate to win three consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups, has announced her retirement.
Knight, 65, will relinquish her licence next month, with the majority of her horses expected to join Flat trainer Mick Channon.
The announcement comes just seven months after her husband, former champion jockey Terry Biddlecombe, suffered a stroke and Knight feels it is the correct time to call it a day.
"I feel that I can't go on training since Terry's stroke," she told the Horse & Hound, admitting it had been an "emotional" decision to make.
Knight's racing secretary Dawn Graham said: "Hen has decided that it's the right time to retire. I'm still making entries under her name at the moment and it will be next month that she gives her licence up.
"The plan at the moment is for the majority of horses to go to Mick Channon's yard."
24 May 2012