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The queen’s sporting fascination was racing: ‘I love horses’ | NanaimoNewsNOW

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She has become one of the biggest faces of British and world horse racing.

The Queen has also attended some of the most famous occasions in British sporting history.

She handed the Jules Rimet trophy to England captain Bobby Moore in 1966 when the national football team defeated West Germany to win the men’s World Cup at Wembley Stadium.

She was in the Royal Box on Center Court at Wimbledon. British player Virginia Wade is her 100th year in the championship when she won the women’s singles title in 1977.

More recently, he made a cameo appearance at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics and filmed a comedy sketch alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig. There, Queen of Stunt Her Double jumped out of a helicopter and parachuted with a parachute. olympic stadium. She allowed Danny Boyle, who led the ceremony, and his crew to access her room at Buckingham Palace for a one-day shoot a few months earlier.

However, horse racing was her great love, and she was often seen visiting the Royal Stud at her estate in Sandringham, stroking the horses tenderly.

The Queen’s Plate, with royal approval on June 27, 1860, is the longest running consecutive stakes race in North America and was first held in Toronto.

Queen Elizabeth took part in four races held at Woodbine Racecourse. Her last race was her last visit to Canada in 2010.

“We are so grateful for Her Majesty’s support over the years and will continue to share her love of horses with people around the world,” said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, in a statement. respect the heritage of

Following this summer’s 163rd During the Queen’s Plate run, Woodbine sent a traditional telegram to the Queen congratulating her winning horse, Moira. Buckingham Palace then delivered the traditional 50 guineas, the symbol of the race’s original purse, to the owner of the winning horse.

“My philosophy about horse racing is simple,” she says in the BBC documentary The Queen’s Racehorses: A Personal View. “I enjoy raising horses that are faster than humans,” she said.

“And for me, it’s been a bet for a long time. I enjoy horse racing, but basically I like horses, and thoroughbreds are the epitome of a really good horse for me.”

The Queen had nearly 2,000 winners as a racehorse owner, and her jockeys always wore purple, gold and scarlet. This is the color of the famous Royal Her Lacing Her Silk, which was also used by her father and her great-grandfather, King Edward VII.

Her first winner was a horse called Mona Bean at Fontwell in 1949. She won all of the so-called ‘classics’ of British horse racing with the exception of the Derby.

One of the Queen’s most famous victories was at Royal Ascot in 2013 when Estimate became the first horse owned by a monarch to win the prestigious Gold Cup. It was her first win in an elite race since 1989, and she was in a frenzy when she finished in front of 61,000 racegoers with Jockey Her Ryan Her Moore beating her neck. I could see them clapping.

Michael Stout, who trained the Queen’s horse, said winning the race gave her a “special thrill”.

“She really loves this game,” he said after winning the quote.

She was owner of two British flat race champions in 1954 and 1957.

The Queen also took part in America’s premier horse race, the Kentucky Derby, in 2007, visiting the nation of Kentucky Bluegrass, the heart of American racing.

Following the news of the Queen’s passing, the British Racing Authority announced that the remaining Thursdays and Fridays in the UK will be held “to mourn the loss of Her Majesty and begin to remember her extraordinary life and contributions to our sport and country”. He announced that he would stop racing.


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Steve Douglas, Associated Press

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