Estimate Gives Queen Elizabeth Historic Ascot Win
Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed a historic win on Thursday at Royal Ascot when her runner, Estimate, captured the Group 1 Gold Cup. The event marked the first time in the race's 207-year history that it has been won by a reigning monarch.
Estimate won last year's Queen's Vase for Her Majesty and conditioner Sir Michael Stoute. She rallied just in time for the wire under jockey Ryan Moore to nose out rivals Top Trip and Simenon in the 2 ½-mile contest.
“It's a great thrill and honour as we know how much she [the Queen] loves the game,” Stoute told the Racing Post after the race.
The elated Queen was scheduled to present the trophy for the race, but it was instead presented to her by her son, Prince Andrew.
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