Newmarket paid a special tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday morning as two of the Queen’s horses galloped with their riders dressed in royal silk.
The Queen was a prolific owner and rancher, with many of her horses trained by the likes of Sir Michael Stoute, Michael Bell, John and Thady Gosden and William Haggas in Flat racing’s headquarters.
Organizers of Newmarket’s Henry Cecil Open Weekend arranged for Saga and Educator, led by Gosdens and Haggas, to visit Warren Hill in front of a crowd of racing fans.
The Saga has been partnered by Robert Havlin on its rotation, with the gray coming in Royal Ascot’s early win for Queen back in June having just faced off at Britannia Stakes. He is entering next week’s Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.
The educator, who was bred by The Queen from one of her long-standing families, was ridden by Michael Hills in his spin. He was the winner at Newmarket in April but hasn’t participated since.
Coach Charlie Fellowes, chairman of Henry Cecil Open Weekend, said: “The Queen is a huge supporter of British motorsport and we felt it was important to show our appreciation of the British motorsport. Newmarket for the tremendous contributions she’s made to our industry.”
“It’s great for everyone to see two of her horses with riders in her famous silk suits at a spot she loves to visit whenever possible. “