Newmarket coach Nick Littmoden has announced he will move to France in the spring.
Littmoden, who has held a license since 1994 with the exception of a few years when he took a break, moved to Vichy.
He made the decision public after saddling Captain Speaking to victory in a handicap chase at Fakenham on Monday.
“We are going to France at the beginning of spring. We’ll probably be there for March, hopefully, ”he told Sky Sports Racing.
“We decided only a few weeks ago. We live in Norfolk, but we put it on the market and sold it in September, and have been looking for options ever since.
“Considering the number of horses and the type I have and for family reasons as well, we all came to the conclusion that we decided that would be the right decision for us.
Dual-use trainer Littmoden has won the majority of his most prestigious victories on the Flat – including with the prolific and enduring sprinter Smokin Beau.
“I really enjoyed it all,” he said.
“We were mostly flat initially – I took a couple of years and moved here, and we really love Norfolk.
“We had a fantastic time here and then I went back three years ago on a small scale – renting 18 boxes in Newmarket, which was mostly full. We are 50-50 today, and we like the jumpers.
“The courtyard of Vichy in central France is well equipped with an equine pool and a nice walker gallop and 30 acres. We can’t wait to be there.
“The prize money is a major factor in wanting to go.”
Littmoden has trained over 600 winners.