The story of a life well lived, a great love and a beautiful horse. Henrietta Knight's memoir of a life with horses also encompasses her enduring love for husband, Terry Biddlecombe and Best Mate, the great horse they trained together. She is frank and often funny, passionate about horses and their care and training and unbelievably poignant as she recalls the death of her husband and the effort to live on after him. ~ Sue Baker
This is the rollercoaster story of a great love, between racehorse trainer Henrietta Knight and her husband, Terry Biddlecombe, a hell-raising ex-champion jockey, with two failed marriages and a history of alcoholism behind him. It is a story of triumph over tragedy, as together they reached the pinnacle of success in National Hunt racing and trained Best Mate to win three Cheltenham Gold Cups.
It is also a tale of tragedy over triumph, which saw the great horse die at Hen's feet on Exeter racecourse and Terry passing away far too young, in 2014. Hen and Terry were called the odd couple because of their different backgrounds and lifestyles, but their love for each other was to produce one of the most endearing modern day racing romances. Here, in Hen's own moving, humorous, courageous words, is their story, told in full for the very first time.
Publication date: 08/10/2015
Publisher: Head of Zeus
|Publication date:||8th October 2015|
|Publisher:||Head of Zeus|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
|Categories:||Autobiography: sport, Horse racing,|
Henrietta Knight has lived all her life in the beautiful Berkshire village of West Lockinge, where she also trained the great racehourse, Best Mate. She is the author of two bestselling books, Best Mate: Chasing Gold and Best Mate: Triple Gold. Author photo © Matthew WebbMore About Henrietta Knight