The Queen has been inducted into racings Hall of Fame. Within a special contributor category the Queen has become the first entry into the Qipco British Champions Series Hall of Fame.
The Queen has been involved in the sport of racing for over eight decades and has never missed an Royal Ascot. She has also bred and owned the winner of every British Classic, apart from the Derby.
She was Britain’s champion Flat owner in 1954 and 1957. Her racehorses in Britain have operated at a 22 per cent strike-rate this year.
Bloodstock and racing adviser to The Queen, John Warren said: “I suspect The Queen will have a lot of inner pride in being invited into the Hall of Fame. The Queen’s contribution to racing and breeding derives from a lifelong commitment. Her love of horses and their welfare comes with a deep understanding of what is required to breed, rear, train and ride a thoroughbred. Her Majesty’s fascination is unwavering and her pleasure derives from all of her horses – always accepting the outcome of their ability so gracefully.”
Horse racing trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who has trained over 100 winners for her Majesty and who famiously trained Estimate, the Queens horse who won the Ascot Gold Cup in 2013 under jockey Ryan Moore said “Her Majesty will be thrilled to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. She richly deserves it because her contribution has been enormous. She loves it so much. I’ve found training for The Queen comes with no pressure, because of her understanding, her deep knowledge and her thirst for more. She’s always thinking ahead – what I’m going to do with this animal, am I going to breed it, who should I breed it to, temperament, speed, stamina. She’s fascinated with the whole idea and we must remember it’s a very long time that she’s been doing it.”
Congratulations Your Majesty!