It was a huge and sad loss to the world that The Queen died at Her Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday 8th September 2022. Many obituaries and comments have been written about Her Majesty and we are not about to write another. However, The Queen was a stalwart supporter of horse racing and was its most valuable ambassador. She had a major breeding operation at Sandringham Stud in Norfolk and She died leaving fifty one horses in training with several trainers in the UK. She won many of the top Group 1 races in the world including four of the British Classics, (the only one to elude Her was The Epsom Derby) and the famous Arc de Triomphe with Her famous homebred filly Dunfermline. Her Majesty was also very involved with native pony breeds of the United Kingdom, and successfully won at many shows throughout the UK including taking the Horse and Hound Supreme Champion Pony at the Windsor Horse Show this year with Balmoral Leia. Her Majesty will be sorely missed by the equine world and the world outside. As President Macron of France said following Her passing “To you” speaking to cameras for the British News, “She was your Queen, to us, She was just simply The Queen”.
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