Queen Elizabeth Attends Royal Ascot

Racegoes were delighted that Queen Elizabeth attended the final day of the 5 day Royal Ascot meet on Saturday 19th June 2021.

Until last year when the Royal Ascot meet was run behind closed doors and Queen Elizabeth had not missed the event in over 69 years. At 1.30pm it was announced that the Queen wold be arriving at Ascot at 2pm. The Queen was driven to the paddock as the bank played the national anthem with crowds joining in with waves and cheers.

The Queen has four racehorses running throughout the day on Saturday. Reach For The Moon was in the first race on the cards finishing a close second. Her next horse Tactical finished outside the top three however King’s Lynn came in third.

On Thursday, the Royal family sent a tweet to honour the Queen’s love of racing and Royal Ascot. The message was accompanied by a montage of pictures of the Queen there over the years and read: “The Queen is Patron of @Ascot and has attended #RoyalAscot almost every year.

“With a passion for horse racing since childhood, HM is the owner and breeder of many thoroughbred horses, a number of which have won at #RoyalAscot.”

Queen Elizabeth’s racing manager John Warren says she begins each day reading the Racing Post and paying keen attention to the breeding of all the winners.

The Queen has enjoyed plenty of success at the meeting through the decades, most notably in 2013 when Estimate, ridden by Ryan Moore, won the flagship race, the Ascot Gold Cup.