Wendy Walter has today announced she will cease to operate her training business from July 5.

Speaking to her owners on her late husband Guy Walter’s website, Wendy says the loss of Guy as the key and head-trainer of the operation “was an irreplaceable part of the business”.

“The stable has been operating smoothly in recent weeks with several winners and placegetters,” she started.

“In-form stables have momentum and fortunately our horses performances have continued largely up to expectation.

"Most notably, our stable’s success was a consequence of Guy’s personal judgement with horses," she said.

"He tailored training routines based on his experience and incredibly sharp observation.

"I have carefully considered potential future plans in the last couple of weeks, with many of my private conversations with Guy repeating in my head,” she divulged.

“Ultimately I have decided on a transition to wind down the stable and close on July 5 with our last runners to perform on that day.

"I am very grateful and honoured to have had your support through this challenging time over the past few weeks but feel that Guy was an irreplaceable part of the business.

"So, the best decision going forward for myself and the stable is to finish up on July 5.

"From that date, I am pleased to announce Joe Pride will extend his successful stable across the road, to include our complex at 8 Munday St, Warwick Farm. Joe and Guy enjoyed mutual respect as trainers and men.

"I therefore am very comfortable in recommending him to those of you who would like to leave your horses in his professional care though I fully understand that choice of trainer is a personal decision,” Walter concluded.