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Queen Elizabeth’s Horse Wins Historic Gold Cup At Royal Ascot

A beaming Queen Elizabeth II received the Gold Cup trophy on Thursday after becoming the first reigning British monarch in history with a winning horse in Royal Ascot’s biggest race.

The 87-year-old queen watched joyously as, Estimate, her much-fancied young filly crossed the finish line.

The queen, who has been on the throne for 61 years, has attended Ascot every year since 1945. Thursday’s win was her 22nd overall at Ascot, but the first in the signature Gold Cup.

The Queen joins with her horse, Estimate,  in the Winners Enclosure, a first for a reigning monarch in the race’s 207-year history.

The horse-loving queen is widely respected as an expert on horse breeding and racing.

According to the BBC, the queen has won various races at Ascot at least 21 times, the first, famously, came just two weeks after her 1953 Coronation when her horse, Choir Boy, won the Hunt Cup.

The 87 year old Queen Elizabeth II joins with jockey Ryan Moore as they celebrate winning the Gold Cup

Queen Elizabeth II is presented the Gold Cup by her son Prince Andrew, duke of York, after her horse “Estimate” wins.

Estimate, the Queen’s winning filly


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Horses Get Fake Gucci Sunglasses

It seems that Leicestershire, England has a bumper crop of fake designer sunglasses worth nearly $100,000.  These were being sold in markets and from cars. All  failed to meet safety requirements.

After the officers of the Leicestershire Trading Standards seized around 480 counterfeit brands, the problem was what to do with them in an environmentally responsible manner.

It was then decided to give these designer sunglasses to the horses.

The sunglasses will be shredded and made into stall bedding for horses.

Although this was considered an unusual method of disposal, it was decided that recycling them into the animal product was the safest and most useful.  Keith Regan, from trading standards, stated that ‘it was a good use rather than using natural products’.

The sunglasses will be given to a company free of charge to be manufactured into horse bedding.


Re-written from news article:
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