Monday, 21 May 2012


Sir Henry Richard Amherst Cecil (born 11 January 1943 Aberdeen Scotland[1]) is a successful Englishhorse racing trainer who has had many winners in the Epsom Derby,1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas, Epsom Oaksand the St. Leger Stakes.
 Bloodhorse Literate in his own right

Cecil is the stepson of former champion trainer, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort for whom he worked as an assistant from 1964 to 1968. Cecil took out his licence in 1969 (first winner Celestial Cloud at Ripon – 17 May) and has since developed one of the most prolific racing stables in England. He is now something of a legend in the racing community and has been Champion Trainer 10 times. Overall he has won 34 classics at home and abroad. Among the many excellent jockeys to have ridden for Cecil, the most notable have been Steve Cauthen, Lester Piggott, Joe Mercer, Kieren Fallon, Pat Eddery and Tom Queally. He is particularly renowned for his success with fillies, having won the Epsom Oaks eight times and the 1,000 Guineas six times. He is the Master trainer at Royal Ascot where his record of 70+ winners is unrivalled.

In 1995 he was dealt a blow when his relationship with Sheikh Mohammed broke down, with the owner withdrawing his horses from Cecil's stable.

After a few years in the relative doldrums he came back with his first classic when Light Shift won the Oaks in 2007. In February 2007, Cecil revealed that he had been undergoing treatment for stomach cancer for nine months.

In the 2010 season his Khalid Abdullah owned colt Frankel won the Royal Lodge (G2) and The Dewhurst Stakes (G1), before remaining unbeaten in his 3 year old career. Frankel won the Greenham Stakes(G3) before winning the 2000 Guineas (G1) by 6 lengths. He then went on to win further group 1's in the St.James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot,before winning the Sussex Stakes and the Queen Elizabeth 2 Stakes. These victories confirmed him as Europe's best miler. Timeform and the International Federation of Horserace Authorities[2]also rated him as the best horse in the world.
Cecil was knighted in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to horse racing.[3][4]

Cecil received his Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth at a Buckingham Palace investiture on 15 November 2011.


TOM QUEALLY Bloodhorse Literate in his own right
Queally - Frankel can improve next season
21 October 2011
"I’ve just seen the new whip rules – and of course the changes are a step in the right direction. The five-hit rule in the final furlong has quite rightly been scrapped, and obviously not losing your riding fee is welcomed.

"I still feel the penalties are harsh though for a minor breach. You’re being deprived of earning your livelihood if you go one hit over and therefore suffer a ban. A five-day ban can cost you a lot of money, and for the younger, less-established jockeys, it’s going to have serious financial implications.

"You also have to feel for the Jump jockeys, who are riding over far longer distances in far worse ground. These guys have ambulances following them around – it’s a tough enough job as it is – and to still face hefty bans for going one hit over isn’t right in my book. Hopefully, down the road, there might be some more changes.

"The whip debate and Soumillon’s penalties certainly did not help the inaugural Champions Day, but overall it was a great success and I’m delighted for the sponsors QIPCO and Sheikh Fahad.

"Thomas P. Queally (born October 8, 1984 in Modeligo, Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland) is a Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. Tom went to Dungarvan Christian Brothers School where his appetite to discover his Christian beliefs in greater detail became apparent when he later enrolled in Maynooth College for an education in priesthood. During his time there he was encouraged by Cannon Sharkey and Sister Assumpta to further his passion for horse-racing. Cannon Sharkey is a regular to Newmarket races and has often stayed with Tom. And his passion for horse racing proved too much and he decided to become an apprentice jockey." 


A top professional 'Bloodhorse Literate' handler rider whether a jockey or a work rider handler, handler rider knows directly he gets up on a horse, how that horse responds, is how that horse has been prepared, or not as the case may be. The professional bloodhorse literate handler rider who works daily with FRANKEL and has done from a yearling, on through his two and three year old days and now in his four year old career can make TOM QUEALLY'S job in competition either easy, not so easy etc etc ... TOM has most probably ridden FRANKEL out and got to know him well at home, and visa versa. Also FRANKEL'S full brother three year old NOBLE MISSION.
All this skilled work going along quietly in the background with both these colts is absolutely vital to their wellbeing and progression, and their future performances in races. Both these colts could so easily have gone the wrong way, in bloodhorse illiterate hands.

What can we notice about FRANKEL at four years old, he has matured visually considerably. That he has had a lot to learn throughout his career todate .... since a yearling, two year old, three year old, and now at four years old he is still learning, all this background work could be shattered if he happened to be placed in the hands of the bloodhorse illiterate. How would FRANKEL react if placed in the hands of Bloodhorse Illiterate Paul Roy? In the hands of bloodhorse illiterate veterinary Tim Morris? In the hands of bloodhorse illiterate Jamie Stier? Or bloodhorse illiterate Paul Bittar?
FRANKEL would get a nasty shock if any as these were put on to train FRANKEL ride him out and care for his daily needs every day for a week. FRANKEL would loose his confidence fast, his every day life would deteriorate  fast, he would become a nervous wreck fast..

FRANKEL'S learning would all depend on who the tutor is on the ground and in the saddle on a daily basis. Sir Henry knows all this and has made sure that all is well in this zone.


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