2014 Investec Oaks to Honor Memory of Sir Henry Cecil

by | 02.20.2014 | 1:06pm
The late Sir Henry Cecil, shown with Light Shift, winner of the 2007 Oaks

Officials with Epsom Racecourse announced Thursday that the 2014 edition of the Investec Oaks (Eng-I) will be run in memory of the late Sir Henry Cecil.

The legendary trainer, who lost his battle with cancer at age 70, won the Oaks eight times during his career, most recently with Light Shift in 2007. Lady Jane Cecil, trainer and the late Sir Henry's wife, told the Racing Post, “I was delighted when I heard that Epsom wanted to celebrate Henry's life and career by staging this year's Investec Oaks in his memory.”

“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.”

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