…By Henry George for TDPel Media.
Following the coronation of the King at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, two of his horses are set to run in races.
Candle Of Hope will be racing in the William Hill Conqueror Fillies’ Stakes at Goodwood, while Saga will be participating in Newmarket’s Howden Suffolk Stakes.
The King was hoping to have a runner in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, as in 1953 when the Queen’s horse took part in the Derby at Epsom just days after her coronation.
However, his horse Slipofthepen will be preparing for the French version of the one-mile Classic.
The Importance of Royal Patronage in Racing
The King’s racing manager, John Warren, explained that the King and Queen Consort have been enjoying their involvement with the horses.
He believes that the royal patronage is important to racing and that the King takes it seriously, understanding the bigger picture of everything he does.
The King’s involvement in racing is not just for his own enjoyment, but also because he recognizes the impact it has on the industry.
Warren hopes to find a few horses for the King and Queen Consort that they can enjoy watching race.
Horses to Race and Decorations for Coronation
Candle Of Hope will be running in the 1.55pm race at Goodwood, while Saga, a four-year-old, will be ridden by Frankie Dettori in the 3.25pm race at Newmarket.
The Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket will open its gates early for racegoers to watch the coronation service, and the trackside will be decorated with bunting.
Analysis and Commentaries
The involvement of the royal family in racing has a long history, and the King’s horses racing after his coronation is reminiscent of the Queen’s horse participating in the Derby just days after her coronation in 1953.
The patronage of the royal family has a significant impact on the racing industry, as John Warren explains.’
The King and Queen Consort’s involvement with the horses demonstrates their appreciation for the sport and their commitment to supporting the industry.
The participation of the King’s horses in races after the coronation adds an extra layer of excitement to the event.
Candle Of Hope and Saga will be representing the royal racing colours, and the anticipation of seeing them perform adds to the spectacle of the coronation.
The fact that Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse is opening its gates early for racegoers to watch the coronation service, and the trackside will be decorated with bunting, demonstrates the enthusiasm of the racing community for the event.
It also highlights the significance of the coronation as a national event, with people from different walks of life coming together to celebrate the occasion.
In conclusion, the King’s horses racing after his coronation adds an extra element of excitement to the event.
The involvement of the royal family in racing highlights the impact of their patronage on the industry.
The enthusiasm of the racing community for the coronation, as demonstrated by Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse, reflects the significance of the occasion as a national event.