QUEEN ELIZABETH II, Her Majesty, loves her horses. She always attends ROYAL ASCOT, but on 5 June she attended THE EPSOM DERBY, one of Britain’s most prestigious horse races. The Derby takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, and is run “on the flats” without jumps. The race is one of the five events that form the British “CLASSICS” and the inspired Derby-named events around the world.
The QUEEN arrived dressed in a white dress with large yellow flowers and matching yellow hat and coat. The Queen loves being in the midst of the equestrian world and reveals her pleasure with her wonderful smiles and obvious enthusiasm.
The DERBY is a British institution named for the 12thEarl of Derby and was first run on 4 May, 1780. The race is now traditionallly held the first Saturday in June.
ROYAL ASCOT will take place on 15-19 June, so if my readers are in London for these dates, dress up, put on a fancy hat–rent the whole outfit–and enjoy ROYAL ASCOT.