Revealed: The Queen has made £7.7million from her love of horse racing after winning more than 500 races over the past 31 years
- Her Majesty has won 534 races from 3,205 runs over time as racehorse owner
- Most profitable year in 2016, with her horses earning £560,274 across the flat
- Carlton House has been her top-earning horse with £772,815 in winnings
The Queen has earned a staggering £7,768,448 in winnings from her horses over the last 31 years.
Her Majesty has won 534 races from 3,205 runs over her career as a racehorse owner, across both the flat and jump races in the UK and Ireland, new research reveals.
The most profitable year came in 2016, a record year in terms of winnings, with her horses earning £560,274 across the flat and jump seasons dating back to 1988, when records began, with Carlton House her top-earning horse across this period with £772,815 in winnings.
The Queen (pictured beaming with joy after winning the Dubai Duty Free Raceday at Newbury Racecourse in 2013 with her horse Sign Manual) has earned a staggering £7,768,448 in winnings from her horses over the last 31 years, new research reveals
The Royal Family are well-known for their love of horses and the Queen has demonstrated her own passion for it. She is pictured (left) at The Royal Windsor Horse in July 1952 and (right) at Royal Ascot in June 1979
The Royal Family are well-known for their love of horses and the Queen has demonstrated her own passion for it, securing her first win as an owner when Choir Boy won the Royal Hunt Cup in 1953.
Averaging nine wins per year, the Queen has an impressive win ratio of 16.1 per cent across both flat and jump racing across the last three decades, as revealed by myracing.com
Famously, she has never claimed victory at the Epsom Derby, but ahead of the prestigious event, she has already claimed £192,765 in prize money this year.
However, this ranks well behind 2019’s top earner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s winnings of £465,195.
With six winners to her name so far this flat season, the Queen is hoping to continue her form at the meeting, while Royal Ascot, which starts June 18, has already been the scene of one of her most significant wins back in 2013 when her horse Estimate won the Gold Cup, making her the first reigning monarch to claim victory.
Averaging nine wins per year, the Queen (pictured with her winning horse Estimate at Royal Ascot in June 2013) has an impressive win ratio of 16.1 per cent across both flat and jump racing across the last three decades
Queen Elizabeth is pictured at Royal Ascot again with her horse Estimate
First place: The Queen beams as she examines her trophy after her horse Stardust III won at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May 2014
Matthew Newman, myracing.com’s racing expert, believes that the Queen has a chance of success at Epsom this year.
‘This year she has a real chance,’ he says. ‘Sextant was an impressive winner on his debut at Ascot in May and with only four career starts, he should do better still at Epsom.
‘The Queen has Sir Michael Stoute as trainer, he has had five Epsom wins to his name, so she a good chance. It will be a pretty warm order given his progressive profile and I expect it to go off as a 2/1 favourite.’
However, Newman believes that the Queen’s desire for victory is second to her ‘genuine love’ of the sport and her horses.
‘She does it for fun, 100 per cent,’ he says. ‘There has long been a royal connection with racing that I suspect the Queen enjoys continuing.
‘Her genuine love of the horses is not in question — one look at her face when her horse begins a run or gets to challenge will tell you all you need to know.
‘She turns up come rain or shine at both the Epsom Derby meeting and Royal Ascot and was said to be riding at the age of 6 before inheriting horses when her father (King George VI) passed away in 1952.’
She is pictured with Barber’s Shop the horse at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May 2016