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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Queen's Horse, Estimate, Wins Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

The history books may record 2013 as the 60th anniversary of the coronation, but the tears of joy in the Queen’s eyes today left no doubt about the highlight of her year so far. 


Trainer Sir Michael Stout (left), Queen Elizabeth II, Jockey Ryan Morre (centre), Stable hand Kirsty Mercedes Chouffot (right) during the presentation of the Gold Cup following Estimates victory on day three of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse

By Gordon Rayner

Her Majesty became the first reigning monarch to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in the 207-year history of the race, as her four-year-old filly Estimate won by a neck in a thrilling finish.