he King and Queen watched on as their horse competed at Doncaster racecourse – but it surely completed third and missed out on being the primary royal winner of the St Leger in additional than 45 years.
Charles and Camilla have been in place to look at their thoroughbred Desert Hero tackle a number of the greatest horses within the nation on Saturday.
Bred by the late Queen, the William Haggas-trained colt Desert Hero received two of his three juvenile begins, demonstrating his stamina and expertise and fuelling hypothesis he may finish the decades-long anticipate the monarchy.
However the royal runner completed third and Steady gave Aidan O’Brien his seventh win within the Betfred St Leger.
Despatched off at 3-1, the son of Coronary heart’s Cry proved two-and-three-quarter lengths too robust for 11-4 favorite Arrest, who was ridden by Frankie Dettori.
The King additionally had the possibility to say farewell to Dettori, with the St Leger being the jockey’s closing Traditional earlier than retiring.
Dettori received over 50 races for the late Queen throughout his 35-year profession within the saddle.
To mark his retirement, punters, celebrities and stars of racing have been signing an enormous card, created by St Leger sponsors Betfred.
Charles and Camilla took on the late Queen’s steady of racehorses after her loss of life final September, they usually watched as Desert Hero received the King George V Stakes this summer time to present them their first Royal Ascot win.