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Queen Elizabeth II dies at the age of 96 – Horse Racing News | Pawleck report

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II died on the afternoon of September 8 in Balmoral at the age of 96, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace at 6:30 p.m. local time.

The Queen has held the position of British monarch since the death of her father, King George VI in February 1952. In the equestrian world though she is known not only for her time on the throne but for her success in the world of thoroughbred racing and her dedication to equestrianism.

Queen Elizabeth was the British owner of flat car racing in 1954 and 1957. Her racing legacy includes victories in four of the five classic races in England. Among the most notable runners were Carusa who won the 1957 Oaks. Pal Mole, who captured 2,000 Guineas in 1958; Highclear, who won the 1000 Guineas and the 1974 Diane Prize; Dunfermline, which won both Oaks and St.

The Queen routinely attended the race at the Royal Ascot Meeting. In 2013, the Estimate sprinter held her silk to win the Gold Cup.

Read more about the Queen’s racing career in Racing Post

Keeneland issued the following statement:

“Keneland joins the world in mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II today, a beloved leader of exceptional integrity and a jockey like no other. Queen Elizabeth’s enduring love for horses and her passion for racing have left an indelible legacy in sports across the world and in Keeneland.”

“The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) will be even more special this fall as we honor her memory and celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Kenland extends her deepest condolences to her family and country.

The Breeders’ Cup issued this statement:

“The Breeders’ Cup and the entire Thoroughbred racing community mourned the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We are grateful to Her Majesty the Queen for her enthusiastic support of racing over the years, and send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations.”

Many people have taken to social media to publicize the memory of Queen Elizabeth. Here are some honors from the racing world:

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