How many racehorses are owned by the Queen?


HER Majesty The Queen had a relationship with horse racing which lasted her entire lifetime – which led to her owning a staggering amount of racehorses.

The Royal family kept horses ever since King George IV’s reign over two centuries ago. 

Queen Elizabeth II had a special place in her heart for horse racing


Queen Elizabeth II had a special place in her heart for horse racingCredit: AFP

And once The Queen assumed her position, she carried on the tradition, leading many successful stables herself. 

Plenty of her horses went onto be champions, having been ridden by some of the sport’s legendary jockeys. 

How many racehorses did The Queen own? 

It’s hard to estimate just how many racehorses The Queen has owned throughout her life. 

But just last year, she had over 150 horses run during the Flat season.

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And there were a few more running over the summer months, with her biggest win coming during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations as Steal A March won the 2m7f handicap hurdle. 

The Queen is said to have earned close to £7million in prize money as a result of some of her big wins. 

The Queen had hundred of winners down the decades


The Queen had hundred of winners down the decadesCredit: AFP

Her hundreds of racehorses are all foaled at the Royal Stud in Sandringham. 

The Queen’s first renowned champion came in the form of Carrozza, who stormed to victory at the Epsom Oaks in 1957. 

Just a year later, Pall Mall became The Queen’s next big victor, winning the 2000 Guineas. 

Dunfermline and Highclere were two more champions The Queen got to enjoy the successes of. 

But The Queen’s most famous horse is Estimate, which roared home to win the Ascot Gold Cup in 2013. 

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How many winners did The Queen have?

Her Majesty owned more than 1,000 winners on the Flat along with 70 over jumps.

She incredibly had a tally of 24 winners at Royal Ascot down the decades which made her one of the most successful owners at the historic event.

Queen Elizabeth II was also crowned champion owner in 1954 and 1957 and it was fitting that Her Majesty was the first to be enrolled in the official British racing Hall of Fame in 2021.

The only race which evaded The Queen was the Epsom Derby and the closest she came to glory was Aureole’s second just four days after her 1953 Coronation.


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