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The Queen

A very successful Royal Ascot – The Queen takes home more than £20,000 in winnings

Royal Ascot is over for another year. Frankie Dettori and Hayley Turner are some of the big winners of the week, but Her Majesty The Queen is also taking home some well-deserved success.

Throughout the five-day meeting, The Queen has amassed £21,600 in winnings after two of her horses were placed in races.

Although the 93-year-old Monarch didn’t win any races, her horse Magnetic Charm finished in 2nd position in the Sandringham Stakes on Friday.

As a result, Her Majesty pocketed £16,776 in prize money.

On Thursday, The Queen’s other horse, Eightsome Reel, finished a very respectable 4th position in the Hampton Court Stakes.

For finishing in 4th position, Her Majesty took home £4,824.

However, The Queen’s success did not come without controversy.

James Doyle, the rider of Magnetic Charm, received a two-day suspension for misusing his whip.

Following an investigation by the British Horseracing Authority Stewards, the jockey was found to have broken the rules for “using his whip in an incorrect place on the run to the line.”

Interestingly, Hayley Turner, who was the only rider to beat The Queen’s horse into 1st position in the race, has also been suspended.

The jockey has been suspended for nine days and fined £1,600 for using her whip 11 times. Jockeys must not use their whip more than seven times in flat races.

Her Majesty’s other horse which finished in 4th position also had its rider suspended.

James McDonald, who rode Eightsome Reel, received a two-day suspension for overusing his whip.

Despite both jockey’s overenthusiastic & incorrect use of the whip, both results remained unchanged.