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Newmarket: Exhibition to celebrate life of Sir Henry Cecil

12:18 16 April 2014

Trainer Henry Cecil with Jockey Tom Queally and horse Frankel after winning the Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes during the The QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 30, 2011. See PA story RACING Newmarket. Photo credit should read: PA Wire.

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Trainer Henry Cecil with Jockey Tom Queally and horse Frankel after winning the Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes during the The QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 30, 2011. See PA story RACING Newmarket. Photo credit should read: PA Wire. EADT 2.5.11 EADT 5.5.12

The life and career of the late great Sir Henry Cecil is to be celebrated across five racing days next month.

Henry Cecil and Lester PiggottHenry Cecil and Lester Piggott

During the QIPCO Guineas Festival and the three-day Spring Meeting next month, an exhibition of photographs and personal artefacts from the champion trainer’s home at Warren Place in Newmarket will be on display in front of the Millennium Grandstand on the Rowley Mile.

The exhibition, which follows an initial show during QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse last autumn, has been described as an opportunity for racegoers to “enjoy once again the thrilling and unsurpassed contribution” that Sir Henry made to the sport and the community in which he lived.

Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “Sir Henry was loved by everyone who visited Newmarket Racecourses. There was a shared affection between Sir Henry and the racecourse. After the initial exhibition at Ascot last year, we thought our visitors would really appreciate it if we held our own tribute where they once again can share the life and the times of the late and great Sir Henry Cecil.”
Included in the exhibition is the medal presented to Sir Henry when he was knighted by The Queen in 2011. 
In addition, a collection of photos depicting the life of Sir Henry from early childhood to the end of his glittering career has been put together by his widow Lady Cecil, including some personal photos from his home.

Another part of the exhibition will be some of the trophies that he won in his 44 years as a front-line trainer during which time he won ten trainers’ championships and 25 British Classics.

Sir Henry, who died in June last year, was also the leading handler by some way at Royal Ascot with a record 75 successes. His later years saw him battle cancer but were illuminated by the great Frankel, officially the best horse in the world and unbeaten in 14 starts before retirement.

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