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Twitter tributes to Sir Henry

"RIP Sir Henry, honoured to have ridden for him. He will be sadly missed by all. A great trainer and an even greater person."

Tom Queally, stable jockey for Sir Henry Cecil.

"A sad day for racing we have lost a true ambassador for our sport in Sir Henry Cecil privileged to have ridden for him #truegentleman"

Johnny Murtagh, former champion Flat jockey.

"Our thoughts go to Sir Henry Cecil and family. A true legend of our sport."

Richard Hughes, champion Flat jockey.

"Sir Henry was a hero to everyone in flat and jump racing. Loved his horses, we loved him. True genius."

Tony McCoy, champion jump jockey.

"Very sad 2 hear Sir Henry Cecil has passed away had the pleasure 2 have met him at Cheltenham and made me feel 10 foot tall."

Davy Russell, former champion jump jockey.

"Very sad news to hear Sir Henry Cecil's passing a genius trainer and absolute gentleman. RIP."

Paul Nicholls, former champion jumps trainer.

"So very sorry to hear the news of Sir Henry Cecil's passing – a legendary trainer and true gentleman. He will be missed by everyone in racing.