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Queen Elizabeth earns unbelievable sum of money racing her horses

By Robert Peterpaul

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It’s no secret that Queen Elizabeth rules more than theUnited Kingdom. The 91-year-old royal is also queen of the race track, receiving her first horse riding lesson at three-years-old and holdingmore than 30 years of race experience under her hat. She certainly has a lot to showfor it too, claiming 452 race wins out of a total of 2,834 races with herhorses. According to newly released data from British racing site,this makes her winning percentage just shy of 16%, which is a decent average. Even more respectable, is that the site uncovered the Queen has earned over nine million dollars from her beloved hobby!


Queen Elizabeth has loved racing her horses for over 30 years Photo: Getty Images

"The Queen has earned a total of $9,372,441 from herhorses, her highest annual total being in 2016 when she earned awhopping $775,325," stated spokesman for the website Dominic Celica.He also said that the numbers were cross-checked with the horse-racingauthoring for accuracy. Sports journalist Sean Trivass, who follows the queen'sracing and helped analyze the site’s data, admitted to USA TODAY that she is arelatively small competitor in the sport comparatively speaking. He thinks thatshe may have broken even with her winnings over the last five years, but thatdoesn’t matter to her. Sean says she's motivated by a "genuine love"of the sport and her horses.

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"Does she do it for the fun — 100% yes,"Sean told the site. "No one would do this to make money and it seems safeto say she doesn't necessarily need to make a profit." To hit his pointhome, he added that royal connections to horse-racing date back to King CharlesII in mid-17th century in England. "So, there has been a long royalconnection that I suspect the queen enjoys continuing," he said.



Queen Elizabeth received the gold cup at Ascot in 2013 Photo: Getty Images

Sean continued: "Her genuine love of the horses is notin question — one look at her face when her horse begins a run or gets tochallenge will tell you all you need to know." Perhaps the mostexcited the Queen was seen during a match was back in 2013, when her horseEstimate won the Gold Cup race at Ascot. This marked the first time, inthe two centuries history of the race, that it was won by a reigning monarch. A year later, she was presented with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to the sport.

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