Tuesday, October 27, The Beacon, 2.30pm: Henrietta Knight, one of the legends of the racing world, will be talking about her latest book, Not Enough Time, chronicling her marriage to former National Hunt jockey and fellow trainer, the late Terry Biddlecombe.
Having lived all her life down the road in Lockinge, Knight has many claims to fame.
In her younger days she was a successful Three Day Event rider, finishing 12th at Badminton in 1973. She also went on to chair the Horse Trials Selection Committee which chose the Silver Medal Winning Equestrian Team at the Seoul Olympics.
A former History and Biology teacher, she was a highly successful amateur point-to-point trainer before becoming a professional racehorse trainer in 1989.
In middle age, she married twice divorced ex-hell raising former jockey Terry Biddlecombe and together they trained the brilliant race horse, Best Mate – winner of three consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups.
Tragedy struck when the horse unexpectedly collapsed and died in 2005 at Exeter racecourse. Some years later, Biddlecombe’s health deteriorated and Knight retired from training in 2012 to care for him. He died in January 2014.
This is a story of a great love, of triumph and tragedy. It is told by a remarkable woman. Don’t miss it!
Tuesday, October 27. 2.30pm. The Beacon. Tickets:£8
This event is kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual (Wantage Branch)
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Online bookings close October 22.
Read Henrietta Knight’s story in the Wantage Herald here.