Sir Henry Cecil is to be honoured this summer when the Oaks is run in his memory.

The 2014 Investec Oaks (in memory of Sir Henry Cecil) takes place on Friday 6 June at Epsom racecourse. It will be run in his name for a year.

Sir Henry had a total of 8 winners in the race, from 1985 to 2007. He died last June.

“I was delighted when I heard that Epsom wanted to celebrate Henry’s life and career by staging this year’s race in his memory,” said Sir Henry’s widow, Lady Cecil.

“The Oaks is the Classic in which Henry enjoyed the greatest success with a total of eight victories.”

“They were all special to him, but I can vividly recall his immense pleasure when Light Shift won the race in 2007 for the Niarchos Family. That was such a wonderful day for Henry and everyone at Warren Place.”

View H&H’s gallery in celebration of Sir Henry’s life and career here.

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