Queen's horse favourite for Gold Cup success

The Queen will be hoping her horse Estimate triumphs in Royal Ascot's Gold Cup today as the famous race stages its Ladies' Day.

Estimate ridden by Ryan Moore (right) leads the field in the Queen's Vase last year. Credit: PA

Over the years the Queen has had 21 winners at the Royal Ascot. This year her filly is a favourite to win.

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