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Henry Cecil

Henry Richard Amherst Cecil (born January 11, 1943) is a successful English horse racing trainer who has had many winners in the Epsom Derby, 1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas, Epsom Oaks and the St. Leger Stakes.

Henry Cecil is the step-son of former champion trainer, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort for whom he worked as an assistant from 1964 to 1968. Cecil took out his licence in 1969 and has since developed one of the most prolific racing stables in England. He is now something of a legend in the racing community and has been Champion Trainer 10 times. Overall he has won 34 classics at home and abroad. Among the many excellent jockeys to have ridden for Cecil, the most notable have been Steve Cauthen, Lester Piggott, Joe Mercer, Kieren Fallon and Pat Eddery. He is particularly renowed for his success with fillies, having won the Epsom Oaks eight times and the 1,000 Guineas six times.

In 1995 he was dealt a blow when his relationship with Sheikh Mohammed broke down, with the owner withdrawing his horses from Cecil's stable.

In February 2007, Henry Cecil revealed that he had been undergoing treatment for stomach cancer for nine months.

Major wins

Great Britain

---- Canada

---- France

---- Ireland

---- Italy

---- United States

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