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Queen Elizabeth Makes $8 Million at the Race Track

Queen Elizabeth Makes $8 Million at the Race Track

Queen Elizabeth II attends day 5 of Royal Ascot 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on June 24 in Ascot, England. (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:44 AM

Queen Elizabeth has made over $8 million at the race track in the past three decades, with her thoroughbreds galloping to victory and massive amounts of horse racing prize money.

These statistics, CNN noted, are according to The British Horse Racing Authority and reveal that the Queen's horses have racked up 451 victories from 2,815 runs since 1988.

This gives her a win percentage of 15.9 percent and makes her the 11th most successful owner in flat racing in over 30 years.

Last year was a particularly lucky one for the monarch, as her horses stormed their way to $731,413 in prize money, CNN said.

This year has also been rather fruitful, with 20 current victories and $542,531 raked in.

Queen Elizabeth was introduced to horse riding at a young age, receiving her first pony at the age of four, People magazine reported, and winnng her first race as an owner in 1949, when she was 23-years-old.

The Queen went on to be named British flat racing Champion Owner in 1954 and 1957 and has since gained victories at the St. Leger Stakes, Epsom Oaks, 1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas, CNN noted.

Several of her finest thoroughbreds were inherited upon the death of the Queen’s father, King George VI, in 1952 and it is believed that the Queen currently owns about 25 horses, two-thirds of which are reportedly home-bred.

According to The Daily Mail, Queen Elizabeth’s most successful horse is Elector, which is due to run at the Epsom Investec Derby next June.

The Queen has been chasing this title for several years and Elector may help finally bring home the trophy.

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