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  • Frankel’s brother wins for Jane Cecil

    International Horse Racing News June 14, 2013 9:30 am

    Sir Henry Cecil’s widow Jane has sent out the first winners for the stable since the 10-time champion trainer’s death earlier this week. Fittingly the first win came courtesy of Morpheus, a half-brother of Frankel, the brilliant horse that had lit up Cecil’s twilight years. Cecil died on Tuesday at […]

     
  • Hopes high for Lady Gazerra in Matchmaker

    International Horse Racing News June 13, 2013 1:12 pm

    A win by Lady Gazerra in the Queen Of The Valley Matchmaker at Muswellbrook on Friday would prove a fitting salute for the late Jaime Mackay. Lady Gazerra is owned and bred by Mackay’s wife, Jennifer Mackay. He was a leading Australian polo player. “It’s been a shattering couple of […]

     
  • Family announces private funeral for Cecil

    International Horse Racing News June 13, 2013 12:24 pm

    A private funeral for Sir Henry Cecil will be held in Newmarket on Monday week, it has been announced. The legendary trainer died on Tuesday morning, aged 70, following a long battle with stomach cancer. While his funeral will be a family-only occasion, a further celebration of Cecil’s life is […]

     
  • Dawn Approach set to run at Royal Ascot

    International Horse Racing News June 13, 2013 12:06 pm

    Dawn Approach has emerged a surprise contender for Tuesday’s St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Godolphin’s 2000 Guineas hero was originally thought to be an unlikely runner in the mile race after finishing last in the Derby at Epsom earlier this month. However, trainer Jim Bolger reports his Classic […]

     
  • 17 Hong Kong horses positive to drug

    International Horse Racing News June 12, 2013 9:12 pm

    Seventeen horses from the stables of three Hong Kong trainers have tested positive for the banned drug zilpaterol, a substance used to produce muscle growth in livestock, the Hong Kong Jockey Club said on Wednesday. Thirteen of the horses have been withdrawn from Wednesday’s public holiday races following testing that […]

     
  • Top Hong Kong jockey in alleged assault

    International Horse Racing News June 12, 2013 1:48 pm

    High profile jockey Matthew Chadwick has been granted bail by police after being arrested in relation to an alleged assault in Hong Kong. Chadwick was accused on Monday of assaulting a bus driver and breaking a window on the bus door, reports the South China Morning Post. His girlfriend was […]

     
  • Prince Abdullah pays tribute to Cecil

    International Horse Racing News June 12, 2013 9:18 am

    Frankel’s owner Prince Khalid Abdullah has paid a personal tribute to Sir Henry Cecil following the trainer’s death on Tuesday at the age of 70. Abdullah and Cecil enjoyed one of the strongest relationships in racing with the owner standing by Cecil throughout his period in the doldrums in the […]

     
  • Sir Henry Cecil’s legacy will live on

    International Horse Racing News June 11, 2013 10:42 pm

    Sir Henry Richard Amherst Cecil was one of the most popular and greatest racehorse trainers of this, or any other, era. A phenomenal 10 champion trainer titles and 25 British Classic winners are the tip of the iceberg, with his 75 victories at Royal Ascot not in danger of being […]

     
  • Legendary trainer Sir Henry Cecil dies

    International Horse Racing News June 11, 2013 10:06 pm

    Champion trainer Sir Henry Cecil has lost his long battle with cancer. His death at the age of 70 was announced on his website on Tuesday. Responsible for 25 British Classic winners and crowned champion trainer 10 times, Cecil was also the leading handler at Royal Ascot by a long […]

     
  • Dettori teams up with US raider at Ascot

    International Horse Racing News June 11, 2013 6:06 pm

    Frankie Dettori has been booked to ride United States raider Havelock in the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot but his agent admits it has been hard to find mounts in the big races. Dettori, who has only just returned from a six-month drugs ban, will link for […]