Queen Elizabeth II has had a banner year in the sport of horse racing this season, which was highlighted by her 4-year-old filly, Estimate, winning the Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot in June.
That victory, which was the first by a reigning monarch in the 207-year history of the race, helped ensure Owner of the Year honors for the Queen when the award was given Thursday at the 2013 Racehorse Owners Awards in London.
In giving the award, the ROA stated that the Queen's “unparalleled commitment and contribution to racing over more than 60 years,” was also a large part of the honor, according to the Racing Post.
The Queen's filly, Estimate, also earned champion stayer honors.
Read more in the Racing Post
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