The monarch – who is celebrating her 70th reign – can be heard saying: “Would you like another?” before feeding the foal a carrot – while another clip shows her inspecting a burly mother
The Queen tends tenderly to her beloved horses and the lifelong dedication to racing is plain to see.
In previously unreleased footage filmed at Her Majesty’s Sandringham estate, she is seen inspecting a vigorous mother and her foal.
The monarch – who is celebrating her 70th reign – is heard saying:
“Would you like another?” before feeding the colt a carrot.
Her Majesty, 96, is expected to miss today’s Derby race due to her ailing “mobility concerns”.
But a special documentary will reveal her lifelong passion for horses.
John Warren, the Queen’s bloodstock and racing adviser, said: “The Queen has never forgotten the first time she saw a Thoroughbred.
“She couldn’t believe this incredible creature that was presented to her.
“The Thoroughbred has captured their imaginations ever since. Deeply.”
While the Queen isn’t playing at the races, she’s supposed to be reading the Racing Post every morning over breakfast.
And she’s owned horses all her life, including Pall Mall, who won the classic 2000 Guineas in 1958.
The Queen had her first riding lesson at the age of four in the Mews of Buckingham Palace.
As a child, she was given a Shetland pony named Peggy, which she has pursued throughout her life.
But despite the pedigree, jockey Ryan Moore – who won for Her Majesty at the Ascot Gold Cup on his horse Estimate – has also revealed he doesn’t feel the heat when riding for the Queen.
He said: “There’s no pressure at all… she’s always let me ride completely free and it’s been a great honor for me.”
The footage will be broadcast today as part of ITV Racing’s derby coverage.
where presenter Ed Chamberlain details her love of horses.
ITV Racing takes place on Saturday 4 June from 12.40pm to 5.00pm. The Cazoo Derby takes place at 4:30 p.m.
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