Queen’s horse injured
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s horse was injured at Royal Ascot yesterday (18.06.15).
The 89-year-old royal looked on in horror as Capel Path took a tumble during the Britannia Stakes and had to be removed from the course in an equine ambulance.
The monarch was later seen looking concerned as she spoke after the race to her horse trainer Sir Michael Stoute, before returning to the Royal Box.
It was speculated the horse had to be put down, but racecourse officials said the three-year-old colt was still alive.
A spokesperson said last night: “The horse is comfortable. He has been taken to a local vet’s for assessment and there will be an update in the morning.”
Ladies’ Day at the annual meeting brought no other success for the queen, as her other runner failed to win.
In the second race of the day, Peacock was beaten into place by Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khalid Abdullah’s horse Time Test.
The day before, none of the queen’s equines could manage a win either.
Among the royals at Ascot yesterday were the queen’s husband Prince Philip, their daughter Princess Anne, son Prince Andrew, daughter-in-law Countess Sophie and granddaughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.