Lady Cecil’s retirement to be marked at Colwick Park

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Newmarket-based racehorse stable owner and trainer Lady Cecil is set to mark her imminent retirement in style after being officially invited to the season finale at Nottinghamshire’s Colwick Park.

Lady Cecil, took over the training licence at the famous Warren Place stables in Newmarket following the death of the world renowned Sir Henry Cecil.

After 23 racing days this season, the curtain is set to fall at Colwick Park with the feature race of the day being the £25,000 Lady Cecil Morpheus Handicap Stakes.

Morpheus, a half-brother of the legendary superstar horse Frankel, was Lady Cecil’s first winner as a trainer – and it happened at Nottingham Racecourse in June 2013.

Under jockey James Doyle, Morpheus stormed to victory and Lady Cecil’s day got even better ten minutes later when stablemate Songbird won at Yarmouth Racecourse.

Lady Cecil will be at Colwick Park along with 15 friends and family at the invitation of Peter Jensen, the Chairman of the racecourse.

James Knox, General Manager, Nottingham Racecourse, said

“We are delighted that Lady Cecil and members of her family will be with us as we mark the end of her own training career.”

The weekend will also see Britain’s leading female jockey ever and Newmarket-based Hayley Turner bow out of the sport.

“It will be tremendous to welcome Hayley Turner to Colwick Park for the final time as a jockey,”added Knox

“She has been the leading female rider for many years and has inspired many girls to pursue their dream of becoming jockeys.

“Hayley is hugely popular with our crowds and she is assured of a very warm send-off.”

n In the Breeders Cup Turf race at Keeneland in America, John Gosden’s Golden Horn failed to cap his swangsong in style before going to stud after finishing second behind Found in the meeting’s feature race on Saturday.