LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II reviews the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery during their 70th anniversary parade in Hyde Park on October 19, 2017 in London, England. The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA) was formed by King George VI in October 1947 and are commonly known as the 'Gunners'. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Here's Who Queen Elizabeth's Beloved Racehorses Now Belong To
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By SHANA ABORN
Queen Elizabeth II was in the saddle from the time she was three years old, and horses were definitely one of her passions. Over her 96-year lifetime, it's thought that the queen owned more than 100 horses, and among them was her favorite Fell pony, Emma, whom she rode regularly despite doctors' recommendations to take it easy.
Emma also wore one of the queen's signature headscarves to the monarch’s funeral as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s love for horse riding. Apart from riding horses, the queen was also a racehorse fan — she was an enthusiastic spectator at the Royal Ascot, Epsom Downs, and other important races — and owned champion horses which are now in the care of King Charles III.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) also released a statement on the transfer of (horse)power: "The loss of Her late Majesty was keenly felt within the racing and breeding industries given her lifelong passion for the sport, and so we are naturally thrilled to see that the horses previously owned by her will race on in the ownership of His Majesty King Charles III."