Private funeral for Henry Cecil

A private funeral for Henry Cecil will be held in Newmarket on Monday week, it has been announced.

Private funeral for Henry Cecil

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 planned for a later date, although details are yet to be confirmed.

A statement on the stable’s official website read: “Warren Place Stables confirms that the funeral of Henry Cecil will take place on Monday, June 24 at St Agnes Church in Newmarket.

“This will be a private funeral for family members only. At a later date, there will be a service to celebrate Henry’s life. The details of this will be outlined after the funeral.”

Cecil’s wife, Lady Cecil, has been granted a temporary licence by the British Horseracing Authority and the first horses to run under her name will compete at Newbury, Nottingham, Yarmouth and Leopardstown today.

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