Queen Gets Excited As Her Horse Wins Gold Cup
The Queen adores her racing, so a happy day for HM today when her horse, Estimate, won The Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, the highlight of the week's racing.
The filly, the 7-2 favourite, led throughout.
"It's great to ride any winner for the Queen but to do it in the Gold Cup is very special," said the winning jockey, Ryan Moore, according to a report in the Guardian, which adds:
"Channel 4 showed footage of the Queen becoming progressively more excited during the race's final quarter-mile. Her racing advisor, Lord John Warren, was still more animated alongside and appeared to be repeatedly grabbing the monarch's arm in delight in the closing stages."
We'll try and get the video up here asap.