Queen amasses 6.7 million pounds over 30 years in horse racing
It turns out that the Queen of England is quite the player in horse racing. Her Majesty has accumulated around 6.7 million pounds in her 30-year career as a horse owner in flat racing. Although with that huge amount she is not even on the top 10 list of owners. The Queen sits just outside the top ten at the 11th spot. She achieved most success in the year 2016 where she earned 557,650 pounds. Over 30 long years, the Queen has won 451 races with a win percentage of 15.9. The data only goes back till 1988, but the Queen was known to enjoy her share since the 1950s. This year she has won 413,641 pounds from winning 20 races. She has an average of 15 wins per year and 223,498 pounds per year. The best horse in her deck is Elector who is trained by Sir Michael Stoute having a 100% win streak. Even though Her Majesty is one of the top earners, her racing manager Sir Michael Oswald claims that the Queen has never placed a stake on the horses, not even on her own. Her next race will be the Epsom Derby which she has never won.
Breeders Cup can see a retired Ribchester
The Breeders’ Cup Classic is one of the most celebrated races in horse racing. Richard Fahey is still undecided whether or not he will give his prize Ribchester one final race at the Breeders Cup. The horse is set to retire at the Kildangan Stud in Ireland in 2018. Ribchester owned by Godolphin has been phenomenal this season with at the Newbury Lockinge Stakes, the Queen Anne at the Royal Ascot and the Prix du Moulin at the Chantilly. Ribchester was also a firm favourite at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at the Royal Ascot, but with rain stifled ground the five-year-old horse had to be satisfied behind Persuasive. Nothing has been confirmed yet, and Fahey is leaving it up to the organisers and the horse.
Cracksman overtakes Enable on the BHA ratings
One of the best rivalries of 2018 undoubtedly will be between Cracksman and Enable. Now the rivalry has heightened with Cracksman overtaking Enable in the rankings table to sit at the top. Cracksman put in one of the best performance’s ever seen with the seven-length win at the British Champion Stakes. Handicapper Dominic Gardiner Hill claimed it was one of the best performance’s he had ever seen and gave Cracksman a mark of 130, 2lb more than Enable. This will surely be interesting and put Enable under more pressure to perform even better.