- Reuters/Dan Chung
The Queen’s horses have won close to £7 million in prize money over the past 30 years, according to new figures reported by The Telegraph.
Her Majesty’s love of riding and breeding horses is well-known.
However, it’s more than just a hobby – last year alone she made £557,650 in winnings, and her total earnings over 30 years has hit £6,704,941, according to data from myracing.com.
Her most successful horse, Merlin, has earned her a total of £21,768.
Buckingham Palace declined to provide The Telegraph a breakdown of where the money goes, but the newspaper said most of it is believed to go to the horses’ trainers.
The Queen reportedly sits in 11th place in the Owners’ Flat Championship table – awarded to the owner who has won the most prize money on Britain’s turf and all-weather tracks throughout the season – with 18 wins.
She has recorded 451 race wins – and a win percentage of 15.9% – over the past 30 years.