Lady Cecil plans to be firmly active at the sales and would “love to win a Group One” next season after confirming she is to continue to train from the historic Warren Place stables in Newmarket.
Speculation had been rife about the potential future of the yard, for so long associated with Lady Cecil’s late husband Sir Henry Cecil.
Lady Cecil took over the licence on a temporary basis following the death of Sir Henry on June 11, and saddled her first winners just a few days later.
More success followed at Royal Ascot, with Riposte an emotional winner of the Ribblesdale Stakes at the meeting where Sir Henry was the leading trainer by some way.
Lady Cecil told www.sirhenrycecil.com: “I have spoken to our owners and our staff and confirmed that it is my intention to carry on as trainer at Warren Place.
“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.”