LONDON (AP) — Henry Cecil, one of British horse racing's most successful trainers with 25 classic winners, has died. He was 70.

A statement on Cecil's website Tuesday says "it is with great sadness that Warren Place Stables confirms the passing of Sir Henry Cecil earlier this morning."

Cecil, who was champion trainer in Britain 10 times, had battled cancer in recent years.

Cecil's greatest horse in his 44 years as trainer was Frankel, who retired last year after winning all 14 of his races.