Ascot announce The Queen will present trophy on Champions Day

13:51 11 October 2012

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Queen Elizabeth II's horse Estimate ridden by Ryan Moore after winning the Queen's Vase during day four of the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse. Photo credit: Steve Parsons/PA wire

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Ascot Racecourse has announced that The Queen will attend QIPCO British Champions Day on October 20 where she will present a trophy for a race named in her honour.

The news continues a long association with the Berkshire track for the reigning monarch who was present throughout Royal Ascot this year and where her three-year-old Estimate gave The Queen her first victory at the Royal Meeting since 2008 when landing the Group 3 Queen’s Vase.

Charles Barnett, Chief Executive at Ascot, said: “We are delighted that The Queen will be coming to QIPCO British Champions Day and she will present the trophy for the race named in her honour, The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.”

Her Majesty may also have an added interest in this Group 1 contest over a mile as her Carlton House is among the entrants and is currently priced at 10-1.

But despite the popularity of the Queen’s runners the equine star of the show is undoubtedly Frankel who galloped on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket yesterday in preparation for the QIPCO Champions Stakes which is likely to be his final race.

At Newmarket the unbeaten colt was partnered by regular work-rider Shane Featherstonhaugh and finished well clear of Midsummer Sun, ridden by Frankel’s race day rider Tom Queally.

“This was more informal (than his previous gallop here) as he only had one lead horse this time. But he came away nicely clear as he always does,” said Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Prince Khalid Abdullah.

“Shane was on Frankel, Tom was on Midsummer Sun and everything went very well, it was a good bit of work and we were all very happy. It’s so far, so good.”

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