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Henry Cecil, Former Champion Racehorse Trainer, Dies at Age 70

June 11, 2013

Racehorse trainer Henry Cecil, winner of 25 British Classics, has died at age 70.

Cecil, who was British champion trainer 10 times, had been having treatment for cancer.

“It is with great sadness that Warren Place Stables confirms the passing of Sir Henry Cecil earlier this morning,” his official website said.

Cecil, knighted by the Queen in 2011, enjoyed some of his greatest success in recent years with Frankel, the world’s top-ranked horse. He won the Champions Stakes at Ascot in October to end his racing career with victories in all of his 14 races.

The Newmarket-based trainer had a record 75 wins at Royal Ascot, whose 2013 edition takes place next week.

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