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The Queen’s horses win £6.7million in prize money

The Queen’s horses have raked in an impressive £7 million over 30 years from race winnings.

Her Majesty’s horses have had 451 victories since 1988, where records became frequently available, which gives her horses a win rate of 15.9%

The Queen’s impressive win records make the monarch the 11th most successful owner in flat racing over that 30 year period.

2016 proved to be the most profitable year, with her horses earning over £550,000.

So far in 2017, she has had 20 victories earning her £413,641.

Despite the record, she is far behind Godolphin Racing, who have had 132 wins this year which brings them winnings of over £5 million

The next horse due to race is Patchwork who was won 1 out of 7 races this year.

If you are a fan of betting the Queen’s most successful horse is Elector, who has a 100% win record. Elector is next due to race at the Epsom Investec Derby in 2018.

The Epsom Derby is the only one out of five British Classic races that the Queen has not won.

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 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 all throughout her life and she continues to ride into her DiamondJubilee years

The 91-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.

  • HotMess88

    Would be a tremendous boost in royal popularity if the proceeds from “the sport of kings (a queens)” were donated to charity.

    • PennieP.

      Hey, HM.. That is exactly what I thought, too
      With all the money she gets from her R/ loyal subjects. I’d think she could find several Charities that could desperately use some cash.
      After all, aren’t they big on being a “Patron ” of such- and – such…
      Hypocrisy at its highest level..

      • HotMess88

        I agree, the pathological entitlement, of all, is absolutely appalling.

      • HotMess88

        Hey PP. Trying to work out how to negotiate the new set up at dirty laundry. I had a look this morning and it looks as though the system has been refined to make it easier. Neither Sigi nor I are happy with current environment – everything has to be couched in ambiguous language and some of Sigi’s posts are either being withheld or pulled – see the article on the queen revoking Harvey Weinstein’s CBE. Not fun, or enlightening anymore :(. I’ll keep you in the loop. You may want to chat with Sigi on the Weinstein article – I think she’s pretty frustrated.

        • PennieP.

          WOW! I can’t even log into the damn system.
          I think, for some reason, I’m blocked… I keep getting notified about the current status of Soap Opera Stars. I never watched a Soap in my life, nor do I care about THE BOLD and BEAUTIFUL ( that is still on TV??)
          I don’t know what to make of this?
          Where do we go to have a little fun and some laughs?
          I’ll try and touch base with Sigi. If I’m blocked…. I really don’t know what my options are.
          Thank you for the information.. WOW!, again..

          • HotMess88

            It’s infuriating! I had no problem logging in y/day – can’t access the blasted site today – so it’s not just you. I’ll try again later on today – I have limited patience. Oh, and as for the new system keep in the trolls out, I received the usual snippy message from Gina/Guest. Catch you later.

          • PennieP.

            Ha! I guess they showed THEM!!
            What a joke. They can log in… I can’t.. Go figure.

          • HotMess88

            Sigi is still here – on the article regarding the Queen revoking Harvey Weinstein’s CBE.

          • PennieP.

            Yeah, I bumped into her. Thank you.
            I’m just getting a little disenchanted with these sites.
            Find one to vent about the hilarious Royals… And it’s shut down or re- formatted….

          • PennieP.

            I do not like that format on CDL.
            IT takes forever to log on.
            I miss all the comments and replys.. Yet, I get notified on every single Soap Opers article…
            What to do, what to do??

      • Abraham Gheiman

        The more they have the more they want.this people are obsolete in these times.

        • PennieP.

          And, she’s not the least bit ashamed that she pockets the cash!!

      • Nate Wood

        From what I understand, she does donate to causes she thinks deserving, but, like all of her personal finances, keeps private in such a way that is too difficult for anyone to trace to her without question. She is expected to be objective, so it isn’t easy for her to support any specific cause outright. There is also the dilemma of public criticism. Everyone (you included) likes to have a say and a grumble about how she spends her own money even if it’s for good. She keeps things as hush-hush as she can for this reason. Winnings isn’t easily contained — hard to keep private.
        The Prince of Wales is not as quiet about the causes he financially supports & I’m not sure that’s a good thing. There are many who take issue with his choices because they are seen as decisive and subjective, which is the opposite of what is expected of a monarch.
        At the end of the day, OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY IS OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY & YOUR MONEY IS YOUR MONEY.
        You give, spend, save, lose, burn, gamble, etc. what you want however you want. I can do the same. She can do the same. We can’t expect to be able to do whatever we want with what is ours while criticising anyone else for doing whatever they want with what is theirs.
        Plus, I doubt 6.7M over 30 years has even paid for the trainers, much less the horses and their upkeep. I’m not venturing far by saying that she has likely lost money in terms of horse racing; but that’s something we’ll never know because it’s private.
        I don’t believe she is a selfish person. I don’t know how her expenses compare to her income (related to horses); however, I do know that what she has won has been done so fair and square. With that, I believe that, in her private pursuits, she should be afforded the same respect as anyone else, which is typically congratulatory for wins and understanding for losses; and, that is that.
        I congratulate her.

        • HotMess88

          That’s a very “professional” response. I was a hack with NewsCorp for thirty years, Nate, and professional defenders are very easy for me to spot. But, good job anyway.

    • PennieP.

      Look at the post “Nate Wood ” just sent me.
      Is he related to NATALIE WOOD ?

      • HotMess88

        Someone’s carrying out their PR duties very well. Sigi would be the one to respond to this. Any accumulation of monies would only be known to a few people in the manner that the true amount of the Sovereign Grant and the amount of tax HM pays.
        Sigi would love Natalie’s post.

        • PennieP.

          Yeah. Just look how I’m the only one in the link to get his 2¢ worth.
          There are about 22 comments, but I’m getting “Nate ” telling me I shouldn’t be so hard on the old bird.
          Yeah, Sigi is very knowledgeable about all their pilfered “grants “.
          As if a bushel of Charlrs Organic Apples can keep Him, Camilla, Will, Kate and Harry rolling in millions for “clothing allowance, travel, housing, staff… ” etc. Right. That teeney Duchy does all that. Right.
          Yeah, I’d love to hear her opinion.
          Thanks again for your post.

          • HotMess88

            Yes, excellent “work” Nate.
            Hey – P. – looks like Sigi has a handle on the other place. Her avatar isn’t up yet, but you can certainly tell it’s her.
            Don’t know if you’ve had a similar issue, but trying to edit a comment, particularly if it’s lengthy, is extremely difficult and the screen slips up and down – unlike this one.

          • PennieP.

            Dirty Blonde got a hold of me.
            Now…. On the article about Harry going to Denmark.. My comments are “Pending “.
            I didn’t even say one bad word, nothing bad. Just he thought it was breakfast food or something silly.
            I’m still haven’t trouble logging into CDL. Went through my Email account ( Gmail)… I can’t figure it out!!!

          • HotMess88

            “Dirty Blonde”? How very odd. “DirtyBlonde etc” is part of one of my most used email addresses. If this is “Gina/Guest” playing silly-buggers, I will really hit the roof. I’ll also take a swipe at Anne Marie: installing a sophisticated system designed to eliminate trolls, and I had four comments from Gina and now she’s using part of my email addresses? I don’t think so.
            I managed to post some comments today; the only problem is that when you go back to edit, the screen doesn’t remain stable.
            I haven’t had much luck logging in as HotMess88 – my email isn’t being recognised (Gina probably swiped it). I logged on as Ladyhawke, which it recognized, so I haven’t bothered to logout.
            At the bottom of each page is a “Contact” section. Use that and ask whoever seems appropriate to go through the steps of logging on.
            I’m off to see what activity that slimy little toad has been up to.

          • HotMess88

            OK – I just realised HM88 works on here but not CDL.

        • PennieP.

          I’m trying to send a picture. I can’t send it via RC and CDL isn’t posting it. Where can I send it through DISQUS?

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