RACING: Trainer Knight suffers broken ankle

Henrietta Knight in freak accident

Henrietta Knight in freak accident

First published in Sport Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter specialising in horse racing. Call me on 01865 425453

Henrietta Knight, whose husband Terry Biddlecombe died earlier this month, has broken her right ankle and two bones in her leg in a freak accident at West Lockinge Farm, near Wantage.

The 67-year-old former trainer was rounding up the geese by the duck pond when she slipped on a paving slab, hitting her foot on the edge of the concrete.

Knight, who famously saddled Best Mate to win a hat-trick of Cheltenham Gold Cups from 2002-4, underwent an operation in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, on Saturday night, with the ankle being pinned and plated.

And there was a possibility she may face further plastic surgery.

Knight will be keen to leave hospital as soon as possible with a celebration of Biddlecombe’s life planned to be held at Cheltenham next month.

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