RICK Hore-Lacy is preparing for life after training horses, reports Racing Network.

Hore-Lacy, who has trained 21 Group 1 winners, including Golden Slipper winner Canny Lad and Blue Diamond and Caulfield Guineas winner Redoute’s Choice, said he only had one horse left in his Caulfield stables.

He said he hopes to remain in the industry as a yearling sales consultant.

“I’d like to advise people on what horses to buy at the yearling sales,” Hore-Lacy said.

“I think my record is pretty good. I only bought one horse two years ago - Stratum Star and before that Toorak Toff.”

Hore-Lacy said he had been selling horses over the past few months to the stage where he has just one horse left on his books  - a gelding by Not A Single Doubt.

He said he has put in for the name Lay Down Misere for the youngster.

Asked if he had saddled up his last runner, Hore-Lacy replied: “Well, unless I keep this Not A Single Doubt horse - I think he might be a good horse - to give me a reason for getting out of bed in the morning.”

Hore-Lacy started training in 1978 with his first horse Toss landing a massive betting plunge as it was backed from $34 to $4.50 and strolled home by 12 lengths.

Initially, Hore-Lacy concentrated on jumpers winning a Grand National Hurdle with Palninca and Grand National Steeplechase with Diwali and a Warrnambool Grand Annual with Kimoto.

He won a Brisbane Cup with Foxseal, which also proved a top class jumper.

But, it was with juveniles that Hore-Lacy found his niche.

Canny Lad won a Golden Slipper; Redoute’s Choice a Blue Diamond, a Caulfield Guineas, a CF Orr and a Manikato Stakes; Kenny’s Best Pal and Dash For Cash - both won Australian Guineas and Toorak Toff a Golden Rose and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Spartacus won an Oakleigh Plate, Manikato and Australia Stakes while Clay Hero also won an Oakleigh Plate and Rinky Dink a Schweppes Oaks.