The three time Grand National winning owner Trevor Hemmings, who is represented by the famous green and yellow silks is set to scale down his operation after 36 years in the game.
The 85 year old, has been massive for jumps racing over the last four decades and will go down as one of the most successful owners of his generation.
However, now he believes it is time to slowly deteriorate his stock of horses will put up at least 50 horses at the Goffs UK September Sale.
The main reasons for his move away from the sport has been the huge impact that Covid-19 has had on not just his personal life but also his other business interests away from racing.
(Credit ATR) His racing manager, Michael Meagher said: “The effect of Covid-19 is part of it. It’s a big reduction, but he’s still going to be involved,” said his racing manager.
“He’s a bit locked up in the Isle of Man now. It’s obviously disappointing he can’t leave the island and go racing.“We’re not certain about which trainers Mr Hemmings will continue to employ as yet.”
In the last five seasons, he has had 106 winners and amassed nearly £1.8 million in prize-money, but during his whole career he has seen frequent winners at both the Grand National meeting also the Cheltenham festival.
His most noticeable winners to date have been Albertas Run's three wins in the RSA and Ryanair Chase and also Many Clouds in the Grand National.
Many Clouds’ trainer Oliver Sherwood said: “It’s a shame, but it’s totally understandable. He’s not completely getting out. He’s still going to have 25 or so horses.
“Bar JP McManus in jumping, there’s no bigger man in the game with the amount of horses – but as he quite rightly said, he’s 85, he has his health issues and he can’t get off the Isle of Man.
“Everybody has to thank him a lot for what he has put into the game.
“I wouldn’t want to be him to pick and choose from his unraced horses. We’re keeping two horses, which is good. I owe him everything for sending Many Clouds. I’ve been training for him for 10 or 12 years now, and had a lot of success.”