Lady Cecil will continue training at Warren Place

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  • Lady Cecil is to continue training at Warren Place in Newmarket, following the death of her husband Sir Henry, earlier this year.

    Sir Henry, the 10-times champion Flat trainer, died on 11 June aged 70.

    Lady Cecil was granted a temporary licence by the British Horseracing Authority in June to enable her to carry on running the yard. She sent out 2 winners at Royal Ascot — Riposte and Thomas Chippendale.

    She now aims to complete the BHA training modules over the winter to secure a full licence.

    “I have spoken to our owners and our staff and confirmed that it is my intention to carry on as trainer at Warren Place,” said a statement on the Warren Place website.

    “It is too early to discuss stable string plans for next year and, in terms of our numbers, the yearling sales at Tattersalls are likely to have a bearing.

    “We are aiming to be active at the sales, both for our existing owners and, hopefully, for potential new clients. Part of the challenge is to find new owners and we will be doing our best in that area.

    “It’s hard to look too far into the future at this point, but I am optimistic that we can continue to achieve good results.

    “We are lucky to be able to train from such a superb location as Warren Place. It is proven over the decades as a fabulous environment where horses can thrive. I am also fortunate that Henry built up such a strong team and in Mike Marshall I have an excellent assistant.

    “The main aim is to make sure every horse sent here fulfils its potential and I would love to win a Group 1 so that we can once again raise the flag at Warren Place.”

    A memorial service for Sir Henry was held at Ely Cathedral last week (Monday 16 September).

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