The Duchess of Cornwall got lucky on Wednesday at Cheltenham as she won a bet on a horse on Ladies Day.
Camilla was delighted after the 6-4 favourite Faugheen took the victory by four-and-a-half lengths in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle.
After the win, The Duchess took three £20 notes from her son, Tom Parker-Bowles, who joined her in the Royal Box to watch the day’s racing. Camilla quickly stuffed the £20 notes into her handbag, leaving her son disappointed at losing out on the wager.
A Palace aide said, “the Duchess was delighted with her win. She is a great horse lover and enjoys coming to Cheltenham”.
Camilla was joined at the races by The Princess Royal, Zara Tindall and Autumn Phillips. The Royals have been attending the Cheltenham meeting all week.
Later in the day, The Duchess presented the trophy to the winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Sire de Grugy won the race with jockey Jamie Moore collecting the trophy.
There was some drama at the start of the day after her helicopter had to land in a nearby field due to the heavy fog conditions. Nonetheless, The Duchess still made it to the races only 20 minutes late.
Camilla is a regular attendee of racing meetings. She regularly attends Cheltenham as well as the Royal Ascot later in the year. As a horse lover, The Duchess is also Patron of the British Equestrian Federation, and regularly attends the London International Horse Show. In 2007, she also became Patron of the Scottish National Equestrian Centre.
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