An animal lover since childhood, The Queen takes a keen and highly knowledgeable interest in horses.
She attends the Derby at Epsom, one of the classic flat races in Britain, and the Summer Race Meeting at Ascot, which has been a Royal occasion since 1911.
As an owner and breeder of thoroughbreds, she often visits other race meetings to watch her horses run, and also frequently attends equestrian events.
The Queen's horses won races at Royal Ascot on a number of occasions. There was a nota