Sir Henry Cecil

Academy Award Winner Irons Cast In Film Adaptation Of Champion Frankel’s Career

Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons was cast as trainer Sir Henry Cecil for the film adaptation of champion racehorse Frankel’s career, reports racingpost.com. Irons will also help produce the film, which will focus on the relationship between the late Cecil and Frankel, as well as the horse’s undefeated record in 14 lifetime starts. “A lot […]

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‘A Highlight For Me’: Exercise Rider Green Traveling The World With Audible

Exercise rider Amelia Green and New York-bred Dubai World Cup contender Audible have turned heads during morning track work at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Audible, trained by Todd Pletcher for China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm, has won five of nine career starts, and last year’s Grade 1 Florida […]

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‘Master Trainer’ Stoute Passes Cecil As Royal Ascot’s All-Time Leader

Multiple Group 1 winner Cracksman, most recently victorious in the Coronation Cup at Epsom, was expected to be the star of the day on Wednesday, the second of five days of racing at Royal Ascot in England. Instead, it was Sir Michael Stoute who took the honors, saddling Poet’s Word to a mild upset of […]

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Bullet Train Gets First Winner At Gulfstream Park

Freshman stallion Bullet Train was represented by his first winner Saturday at Gulfstream when Difamante rolled from last to first to win his career debut. Owned and trained by Luis Duco, Difamante was checked sharply at the start of the tenth race, but rallied well into the stretch to prevail by a half-length on the […]

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Rare Air: Derby Winner Golden Horn Matches Frankel With High 130 Rating

Golden Horn has received a rare rating of 130 from BHA Head of Handicapping, Phil Smith after becoming the first horse to achieve the Betfred Dante, Investec Derby, Coral-Eclipse treble. “Since 1996 the only other British-trained three-year-old to post a performance of 130 has been Frankel” said Smith. “I would be disappointed if Golden Horn […]

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Lady Jane Cecil To Retire; Historic Warren Place To Be Sold

Lady Jane Cecil, widow of Sir Henry Cecil, will retire from training at the end of 2015, it was reported today in the Racing Post. Lady Cecil took over the training license after her husband’s death in 2013. Last year the stable enjoyed great success with Noble Mission, a full brother to Frankel who captured […]

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The Queen To Unveil Statue Of Frankel At Royal Ascot

Her Majesty The Queen has graciously consented to unveil the newly installed statue of five-time Ascot winner, Frankel, shortly after the opening race of Royal Ascot tomorrow (16th June), the Queen Anne Stakes. The striking bronze statue, created by sculptor Mark Coreth, will proudly stand overlooking the Parade Ring, facing the Winners’ Enclosure that Frankel […]

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Renowned Equine Photographer Trevor Jones Hanging Up Camera

After more than 40 years, internationally recognized racing and stud photographer Trevor Jones is retiring on April 30 but his life’s work is racing on as part of the archive of Racingfotos.com, Britain’s horseracing picture agency. Trevor’s career has taken him worldwide working throughout Britain, Europe, America, Hong Kong and Japan for clients including royalty. […]

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Jockey Tom Queally Receives 22-Month Ban for Drunk Driving

Jockey Tom Queally, who was the regular rider of undefeated Frankel, had his driver’s license revoked for 22 months and was fined a total of £4,970 by a British judge Monday, due to a drunk driving arrest earlier this year. The Mirror reports that Queally, 30, was found to have a blood alcohol level more […]

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Noble Mission, Full Brother to Frankel, To Stand at Lane’s End

Lane’s End Farm has purchased a majority interest in Noble Mission (GB) (Galileo), and will stand him in association with Juddmonte Farms in 2015 at Lane’s End in Versailles, Kentucky.  A three time Group 1 winner, Noble Mission, most recently capped off an exceptional career with a win in the Champion Stakes (G1) reminiscent of […]

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