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Henry Cecil

Henry the great

Henry the great

Henry Cecil may have come from an aristocratic background and been knighted for his services to racing, but to the race-going public he was simply "Our 'Enry".

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 10:14am

Stud life for great Frankel

Trainer Henry Cecil takes a close look at Frankel after his star claimed his 14th straight win in the Champion Stakes at Ascot. Cecil said of Frankel, 'he's the best that I have ever seen'. Photo: Reuters

Frankel will slowly prepare for life as a stallion at Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket after bowing out with a perfect record of 14 wins from 14 starts in the Champion Stakes at Ascot and took his prize money to nearly £3 million (HK$37.2 million)

22 Oct 2012 - 3:41am

Frankel to bow out in Champion style

Frankel has given trainer Henry Cecil great moments. Photo: AFP

Frankel has given legendary English trainer Henry Cecil great pleasure over the past three seasons and Cecil will be hoping he gives him one final memorable moment.

19 Oct 2012 - 2:21am

Cecil prescribes speed for Dr Fong

Trainer Henry Cecil is hoping today's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot is run at a hectic pace so Dr Fong can capitalise on stamina reserves that suggest he can quite comfortably get beyond a mile in distance.

26 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Pricey Lady repays faith

LADY Carla threw down the gauntlet to the colts when she retained her unbeaten record in the most emphatic style, winning the Vodafone Oaks by nine lengths after being eased by Pat Eddery several yards short of the post, writes Jim McGrath. The daughter of Caerleon relished the fast ground by annihilating her opposition, including the game runner-up Pricket, sent off the 7-4 favourite.

9 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Cecil stays hopeful after Guineas setback

THE laws of probability said it had to happen - after a brilliant start to the season, former champion trainer Henry Cecil has hit his first hurdle. And it is a big one.

A concerned Cecil remained 'hopeful' last night that the unbeaten Bosra Sham can make it to post for the Pertemps 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 5 despite a recent injury setback.

28 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Death of 'stayer' Ardross

THE magnificent stayer Ardross, who won two Gold Cups and ran second in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, is dead at 18 from a heart attack. As good a stayer as ever graced a European racecourse, Ardross was bred by Irish trainer Paddy Prendergast and was first trained by him and then his son, Kevin.

22 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

HK celebrates as Kinane wins Derby

HONGKONG'S adopted son Mick Kinane recorded the biggest win of his success-laden career yesterday when he won the Epsom Derby on the Henry Cecil second string, Commander In Chief.

The Derby was the seventh race on last night's final Happy Valley card of the season and Commander in Chief returned 6-1 in Hongkong and 15-2 in England.

3 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Tenby and Commander poised to make history

HENRY Cecil can become the first trainer in 45 years to send out the winning quinella in the Derby at Epsom, and no-one could be more confident than the nine-times champion himself.

2 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Ryan formalises agreement

ENGLISH jockey Willie Ryan yesterday agreed terms with Gary Ng Ting-keung to become his stable rider for next season.

Ryan, currently attached to top Newmarket handler Henry Cecil, flew into the territory on Sunday with his wife Alison and left last night in a whistle-stop tour. He will be back riding at the Midlands track, Leicester, this afternoon.

1 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Tenby shows return to form

EPSOM Derby favourite Tenby was back in favour after a pleasing work-out under big-race jockey Pat Eddery at Newmarket yesterday - and remains an odds-on favourite for Wednesday's Classic.

27 May 1993 - 12:00am

Kinane's plum Derby mount

MICK Kinane has received a call-up notice to ride for Saudi billionaire Khalid Abdullah in this year's English Derby on June 2 - and it is odds-on he will be aboard the current second favourite Commander In Chief.

24 May 1993 - 12:00am

Abdullah has an enviable problem

THE strength of owner Khalid Abdullah's Classic hand this year was never better illustrated than when Armiger took the Dalham Chester Vase, one of the traditional Derby trials - and then eased two full points to 10-1 for Epsom.

8 May 1993 - 12:00am