All the King’s horses! King Charles takes sole ownership of the Queen’s beloved racehorses, despite speculation Queen Consort Camilla would be named alongside him
King Charles III is to have his first runner after taking sole ownership of the Queen’s beloved horses following her passing earlier this month.
It was reported that Camilla was set to take over the reins from Queen Elizabeth II but it is Charles that will take on the huge racing operation.
Educator will be the first runner for the new King in the royal silks on Thursday after the three-year-old was declared to compete at Salisbury.
William Haggas, who trains Educator, attended the Queen’s more intimate funeral service at Windsor, along with fellow royal trainers Sir Michael Stoute, Michael Bell, and Roger Charlton.
Tom Marquand, who is the husband of fellow jockey Hollie Doyle, has been given the nod for the historic ride.
Educator is now listed as being owned by ‘The King’ on the British Horseracing Authority website, and has won his past two races.
It has not yet been confirmed if Educator will run in the late Queen’s iconic purple, gold and red silks.
Her Majesty was notable for her passion for the sport, owing and breeding hundreds of horses over her storied life and involvement in the sport.
Racing observed a period of two days mourning following her passing and observed a day of mourning on the day of her funeral.
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King Charles has inherited the Queen’s huge racing operation and will have his first runner on Thursday
Three-year-old colt Educator has been declared to race at Salisbury on Thursday
The Queen, pictured meeting lady amateur jockeys at Beverley, was racing’s ultimate endorser
Her Majesty with Frankie Dettori — who rode for her for 30 years — at Royal Ascot after his 2019 Gold Cup win on Stradivarius