Queen Elizabeth II favorite racehorse dies

Queen Elizabeth II favorite racehorse dies

“Royal Applause”, Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite steed, died at the age of 29 at the Royal Studs in Sandringham, her residence given that she retired from steed racing in 1997.

The fineblood became a sire, siring dozens of elite racehorses between 1998 as well as 2014. He was the favorite of Elizabeth II, who was passionate about equine auto racing, which she attended because she was a youngster.

Because her grandpa, King George V, provided her the Shetland horse named Peggy as a child, the sovereign of the United Kingdom has been an equine dog breeder, cyclist and also proprietor.

When she mosted likely to Sandringham, the area where the royal family celebrates Christmas, the Queen regularly asked for to go see “Royal Applause”, her favorite equine.

The equine was a boy of Waajib, winner of the Queen Anne Stakes, that won a series of terrific races before his retired life 25 years ago. Among others, he won the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, Gimcrack at York, Group 1 Middle Park Stakes, Duke of York Stakes as well as the Cork as well as Orrery Stakes.

He studded to Derby victor Shirley Heights in 1998, as well as they had Ticker Tapejust, who would certainly go on to become a top-flight thoroughbred. Other of his remarkable kids consisted of Finjaan, Majestic Missile, Peak To Creek, Royal Julius and also Battle Of Hastings.

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