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.
Reviews “A love story in the real sense of those words ... It is funny, it is searingly honest, it is brave and it is moving.” Robin Oakley, The Spectator
“A brilliant account of [Knight's] marriage with Terry Biddlecombe ... I recommend this book” The Sun.
“A very readable book about a proper racing love” Racing Post Weekender.
“Knight's latest book gives a glimpse into the life that she shared with her great love Terry Biddlecombe ... The beautifully written narrative feels truly honest and flows in a way that makes it seem as though Hen is there, telling you the story personally” Horse & Hound