The Queen has won another prestigious horse race in the UK as her gelding claimed victory in the Silver Bowl Handicap Chase at Kempton Park.
Forth Bridge, a six-year-old bay gelding, won the £40,000 race which was broadcast live on ITV.
On board Her Majesty’s horse was jockey Nico de Boinville, with the trainer being Charlie Longsdon.
Forth Bridge was priced at 7/1 on the betting market with lots of punters getting behind the horse.
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The Queen’s horses have raked in more than £7 million in winnings in the past 30 years of racing.
It is believed that most of the winnings go towards the horses’ trainers, however, Buckingham Palace has described the matter as “private”, therefore the full breakdown of the prize distribution is unknown.
The Queen currently has won over 1,600 races making her one of the most successful racehorse owners in history. The Epsom Derby is the only one out of five British Classic races that the Queen has not won.
Her Majesty has had a keen interest in horses; even from a young age. She was given a Shetland Pony, her first horse, at the age of four. She was riding it by the age of six. Her interest continued throughout her life, and she continues to ride into her DiamondJubilee years
The 92-year-old, while not training her competitive horses, often makes visits to view and assess from birth into retirement.
Her Majesty cares for her horses into retirement after their racing careers are over.