The Queen celebrates her most successful horse racing year after 32nd winner ran to victory and £460k prize money
THE Queen is celebrating her most successful horse racing year after her 32nd winner romped to victory.
That means Her Majesty has pocketed merely over £460,000 in prize money in 9 months.
She cheered on from Balmoral on Monday as her horse Fresh Fancy obtained at Kempton Park.
Sources shut to the Queen say monitor victories have helped ease a disastrous household year — with husband Prince Philip dying in April in addition to to elements with Prince Andrew’s courtroom docket case, Meghan and Harry’s TV claims, and Prince Charles’s ‘cash for honours’ scandal.
An insider acknowledged: “The Queen hardly misses a race by way of which truly one in all her horses is racing and has a tv so she could be ready to catch the drama.
“It would have no doubt cheered her up with everything that is going on.”
This year’s variety of victories beats her earlier larger of 29 wins in 2019, which surpassed her third finest filled with 23 in 1992, 2014 and 2016.
Fresh Fancy’s night assembly success purchased proper right here merely over two hours before Andrew’s New York courtroom docket listening to.
The 2021 tally of 32 includes 30 flat races plus two over fences — and there are nonetheless a substantial amount of further successful alternate choices to come, with flat racing formally ending in mid-October.
She furthermore has a terribly rated colt, Reach For The Moon, in subsequent June’s Derby all via her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the one important race she is nonetheless to win.
Victory would finish a racing hoodoo for the Royal Family — with the final word reigning monarch to have a winner at Epsom being her great-grandad Edward VII in 1909.
The Queen will pause nationwide celebrations, marking 70 years on the throne, to cheer from the royal self-discipline on the Surrey racecourse.
She has had success in all 4 of assorted important conferences — 2,000 Guineas, 1,000 Guineas, the Oaks and St Ledger.
Racing broadcaster Cornelius Lysaght acknowledged: “The Queen is a large breeder, proprietor and patron of horse racing.
“It should not be solely hype — Reach for the Moon has strong kind appearances.
“If on her Platinum weekend, she finally won the Derby, it would be an astonishing thing. It is the Holy Grail.”