William Knight will be making a big step at the start of the 2020 season. After 14 years’ training in the peaceful surroundings of the Angmering Park estate, home and training base of the late Lady Anne Herries, William is moving to Newmarket.
Consistent seasonal tallies of around 20, his score in 2019, may well prove a thing of the past as he adjusts to life in Rathmoy stables, latterly the location for David Lanigan, now off to train in the US, and previously of Neville Callaghan. Lanigan made numerous improvements there and Knight is rightly excited not only by his new base but also the unmatched facilities available around Newmarket.
He will be well placed to use either Racecourse or Bury side of the town from Hamilton Road and no doubt his bloodstock agent brother Richard will be quick to suggest William as a suitable handler for clients who want horses trained at HQ. Knight enjoyed plenty of success in the first half of his time in West Sussex with former handicapper Illustrious Blue, winner of six races at Goodwood alone, finally the Goodwood Cup before being acquired to