And they’re off: Horse racing coming to a city close to you

What do you give the woman who has everything? If that woman is Queen Elizabeth II then anything involving horses would be the best bet, writes Brendan O'Brien

This is an equine lover who was given a Shetland pony called Peggy when she was a four-year-old and, aged 92, kept alive a 73-year-old tradition by spending another week at Royal Ascot.

How obsessed is she?

Well, she attended the Trooping of the Colour on horseback every year through to the mid-80s and there have been at least two documentaries made about her love of the animal — one of which she even narrated.

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