Criquette Head-Maarek to retire from training

Filed on 22 Jan 2018 @ 10:31

Criquette Head-Maarek has announced she is to retire after a highly-successful training career lasting over 40 years that has seen her horses win the French 1000 Guineas seven times, the French Oaks three times and the French 2000 Guineas and Derby once each. Head-Maarek also won the English 1000 Guineas four times.

Head-Maarek told PA Sport: "I've got some runners on Friday and I've got runners on the 1st of February and then I will stop. I am 70 years old.

"It was a tough decision to take, because it is always tough when you decide to change.

"It is a big change for me. I have been training since 1977, so 41 years.

"I owe everything to every owner I have worked with - Prince Khalid Abdullah, Maktoum Al Maktoum, the Wertheimer Brothers, my dad (Alec Head). I owe everything to my dad.

"I have had so many good owners in my life and I was very lucky to train good horses."

Filed on 22 Jan 2018 @ 10:31