Horse trainer Henry Cecil left winning legacy

I was sad to hear of the death of one of British Horse Racing’s well-liked personalities, Henry Cecil, after his successful long career as a trainer.

His last few years were a return to respected wins, as he had exceptionally difficult years over 10 years ago, when he was diagnosed with cancer, along with other setbacks.

His twin brother David also died of cancer in 2000 and Henry said of his death: “When David died, for a long time, half of me seemed to have gone. It was like losing half of you, really. He’d have been very upset, looking down, if I hadn’t picked myself up from disaster. Very upset. So yes, probably a lot of it, I’ve done for him.”

M Sullivan

College Road

Cork

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