At the time of her death, the Queen owned more than 100 horses, and, according to Paddy Power, she amassed some £10million in prize money over the years.
Estimate was perhaps her most memorable horse. The Irish-bred Thoroughbred, along with the jockey Ryan Moore, made history in 2013 as they won Her Majesty the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, making her the first reigning Monarch ever to win the race.
The King inherited some 100 thoroughbred horses when the Queen sadly died at the age of 96 in September last year, all of which had a value of some £27million according to the Guardian.
Camilla is now seen as the most prominent royal in continuing the Queen’s horseracing legacy. As well as her horses with Charles, she also co-owns a number of horses with the former Arsenal football club chairman Sir Chips Keswick.
In three years, the site, which has been at the centre of the Royal Family’s racing interests since it was established by Edward VII in 1886, could be a museum.
A source told the Daily Mail: “The Royal Stud could be a museum in three years. It would be a real shame… The connection between the family and the horse racing industry will continue.
“The desire is to continue with the traditions and connections with Royal Ascot but not on the same scale as Her Majesty because she had a passion.”
Royal Ascot has paid tribute to the Queen, who developed a love of the sport over her 70-year reign, by changing the Platinum Jubilee Stakes, a six-furlong sprint, to the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee stakes.
Royal Ascot 2023 is scheduled to run from Tuesday, June 20 until Saturday, June 24.