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The Queen

A huge celebration for The Queen as three of her horses win on the same day


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The Queen celebrated a rare treble on Friday after three of her horses won their races in quick succession.

Her Majesty sent out three horses to the races on July 16, with all three crossing the winning line first.

Reach For The Moon, a two year old bay colt, kicked The Queen’s day off to a perfect start at Newbury.

Ridden by Frankie Dettori, Reach For The Moon gave Her Majesty a close 2nd place earlier this year at Royal Ascot in the Chesham Stakes.

The horse went off as a heavy odds on favourite, and proved his worth, after winning convincingly by four lengths.

Just 35 minutes later, the 95-year-old monarch came up trumps in the next race at Newbury after her horse, Intelligentsia, won a Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.

Trained by Richard Hughes and ridden by Pat Dobbs, Intelligentsia won the 12-horse race at odds of 5/1, winning by a neck.

After her impressive double at Newbury, The Queen had just one more runner to come, this time at Newmarket.

Portfolio, a three-year-old bay filly, was only one of four runners in the Rich Energy Fillies’ Handicap, but while there wasn’t much quantity, there was quality.

Trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Ryan Moore, Portfolio won the race by 1½ lengths.

Friday’s treble means The Queen has had seven winners from her last 13 runners.

The total prize money won for the three wins amounts to £18,360.

Her Majesty is now on 18 wins for the season, and is on track to beat her best ever yearly total in the last 30 years of 29, which was set in 2019.