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Racecourse statue a tribute to Queen's lifelong love of horses

By Staff Reporter

Published 04/11/2016

The Queen receives flowers from little Thomas Cotton (8) at Newmarket
The Queen receives flowers from little Thomas Cotton (8) at Newmarket

The Queen has unveiled a statue of herself with a foal and a mare at Newmarket Racecourse.

The gesture from the town of Newmarket, often referred to as the headquarters of British racing, marks her 90th birthday and also celebrates the monarch's lifelong dedication to the thoroughbred horse.

After the unveiling, the Queen was driven to the nearby centre, where she was greeted by schoolchildren.

She was shown around the grounds of the centre, where horses are kept, including two of her former racehorses, Barbers Shop and Quadrille.

The monarch fed a carrot to one horse before being taken into the Trainers' House, where she was shown a demonstration of a racehorse simulator.

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