The Film Catalogue


Biography, Drama | English | 100 minutes


WaZabi Films

Cast & Crew


Ron Scalpello


Andrew Berg, John Sachs, Jeremy Irons


Jim Piddock


Jeremy Irons, Joely Richardson


After four decades of successfully training hundreds of winners and owning the most successful stables in the UK, Sir Henry Cecil was at his lowest. His twin brother had died of cancer, his marriage had broken down in the full glare of the gossip columns, he was estranged from his teenage son, he was diagnosed with cancer and he was about to reluctantly retire as his business and stables were dwindling away. Until, by destiny, he was introduced to a young colt named Frankel by his long-time friend and horse owner Prince Khalid Abdullah. This is the incredible true story of how Henry fought failure and illness to make Frankel the greatest champion racehorse of all time, unbeaten in 14 starts, winning all the honours and bowing out with an emotional victory in front of a capacity crowd at the prestigious Ascot Racecourse. Henry and Frankel made history together…. They changed each other’s lives!

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