21 October 2011. British horse racing trainer and Jaguar Academy of Sport Member, Sir Henry Cecil collected his Jaguar XJ this week.
Sir Henry Cecil is one of Britain’s most successful horse trainers with a long list of winning horses at races such as the Epsom Derby, 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas, Epsom Oaks and the St Leger Stakes. He is a highly respected ambassador for the sport and has developed one of the most renowned racing stables in England. Among many past winners, Sir Henry Cecil currently trains Frankel, reputed to be the greatest racehorse in the world.
In total, he has been a Champion Trainer 10 times making him a true inspiration for the Jaguar Academy of Sport Rising Stars.
Sir Henry Cecil, Jaguar Academy of Sport Member, commented: “I am delighted to have collected my Jaguar XJ as a member of the Jaguar Academy of Sport, I can’t wait to put it to full use.”
Des Thurlby, Director, Human Resources, Jaguar Land Rover commented:“It is great to have Sir Henry Cecil as a member of the Jaguar Academy of Sport and be able to hand over his brand new Jaguar XJ to him. He is a true British legend within the horse racing world and in many way has helped define the profession. He serves as a tremendous inspiration to our rising stars.”
The Jaguar Academy of Sport aims to recognise, celebrate and inspire the very best of British sporting talent and success. This is fulfilled through a Bursary Fund and a unique Mentoring and Education Programme delivered through a series of workshops and talent days. Mentoring is key to the Academy and provides all the Rising Stars with the non-financial support they need in order to be successful and workshops like today, mean our Rising Stars are able to work with Britain’s sporting greats and ultimately their heroes who they aspire to be.