• Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with a trophy after her horse Estimate won the Gold Cup, during day three of the Royal Ascot meeting, at Ascot Racecourse, in Ascot, England, England, Thursday, June 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Queen Elizabeth’s horse, Estimate, wins Royal Ascot Gold Cup

    By Associated Press

    The queen, who has been on the throne for 61 years, has attended Ascot every year since 1945. Thursday’s win was her 22nd overall at Ascot, but the first in the signature Gold Cup.

  • Animal Kingdom ridden by John R. Velazquez walks in the parade ring before running in the Queen Anne Stakes during day one of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, England, Tuesday June 18, 2013. Animal Kingdom finished well down the field in the race. (AP Photo/PA, Steve Parsons)

    Animal Kingdom fades to 11th at Royal Ascot in final race

    By Associated Press

    Animal Kingdom won the Derby in 2011 and the $10 million Dubai World Cup this year. The previous time a Derby winner ran at Ascot was in 1936 when Omaha, the 1935 Triple Crown winner, finished second in the signature Gold Cup race.

    FILE - Animal Kingdom of U.S. ridden by Joel Rosario, crosses the finish line to win the Dubai World Cup at Meydan racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in this file photo dated Saturday, March 30, 2013. The American-trained Animal Kingdom, winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2011 and the $10-million Dubai World Cup earlier this year, is set to be retired to stud after running the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in England on Tuesday June 18, 2013, traveling long-distances to chase one more win at the prestigious meeting. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, FILE)

    Animal Kingdom’s Royal Ascot finale attracts attention

    By Associated Press

    The winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2011 and the $10 million Dubai World Cup this year is to be retired to stud after running in the Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday. Not since 1936 has a Kentucky Derby winner competed at Royal Ascot.

    Jockey Mike Smith holds the Belmont Stakes trophy in the winner's circle after riding Palace Malice to win the race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Saturday, June 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Belmont Stakes: Palace Malice outdoes Oxbow, Orb in final Triple Crown leg

    By Richard Rosenblatt - Associated Press

    Palice Malice, who came into the race with only one win in seven starts, vindicated trainer Todd Pletcher's support of the 3-year-old colt despite a 12th place finish in the Derby.

    Kentucky Derby winner Orb enters the track at Belmont Park for a light workout, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Elmont, N.Y. Orb is entered in Saturday's Belmont Stakes horse race. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Belmont Stakes to match Orb, Oxbow on wet track

    By Richard Rosenblatt - Associated Press

    Orb is looking to bounce back after his fourth-place finish in the Preakness, following his 2½ -length win in the Derby. Oxbow is out to show his wire-to-wire Preakness win was not a fluke.

    In this May 4, 2013, file photo, Orb, ridden by jockey Joel Rosario, crosses the finish line to win the 139th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Even without a horse going for racing immortality with a Triple Crown, there's plenty of history in the making at next Saturday's Belmont Stakes, starting with a rematch between Derby winner Orb and Preakness winner Oxbow. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Belmont Stakes odds: Orb early favorite among field of 14

    By Richard Rosenblatt - Associated Press

    Orb is the 3-1 favorite and drew the No. 5 post for trainer Shug McGaughey. Preakness winner Oxbow is 5-1 after drawing the No. 7 post for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

    Joel Rosario rides Orb reacts after the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Belmont Stakes will feature Orb vs. Oxbow rematch

    By Associated Press

    Kentucky Derby winner Orb is all set to take on Preakness winner Oxbow in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday following a workout that had trainer Shug McGaughey declaring his colt ready for another race.

    Oxbow's jockey Gary Stevens and trainer D. Wayne Lukas hold the Woodlawn Vase trophy after Oxbow won the 138th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Oxbow, Orb likely to meet again in Belmont Stakes

    By Richard Rosenblatt - Associated Press

    After Oxbow upset Kentucky Derby winner Orb in Saturday's Preakness to extend racing's Triple Crown drought to 36 years, the next best alternative for the Belmont Stakes is a rematch.

    Oxbow, ridden by jockey Gary Stevens, wins the 138th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    No Triple Crown as Oxbow upsets Orb at Preakness

    By Richard Rosenblatt - Associated Press

    Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.

    Joel Rosario rides Orb reacts after the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    2013 Preakness draw: Orb on rail, even-money favorite

    By David Ginsburg - Associated Press

    Orb will seek to keep alive his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Orb won the Derby by 2½ lengths as the betting favorite.

    FILE - In this May 4, 2013, file photo, Mylute, with jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard, is led out during the post parade for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday in Louisville, Ky. Napravnik won her first race at Pimlico Race Course as a 17-year-old, and now, eight years later, she has a chance to become the first female jockey to win the Preakness. Napravnik will be aboard Mylute in Saturday's big race. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

    Rosie Napravnik hoping for home-track win at Preakness

    By David Ginsburg - Associated Press

    With a victory aboard Mylute on Saturday, Napravnik would become the first female jockey to capture the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. More importantly to her, though, it would serve as a triumphant return to Pimlico Race Course, where she launched her outstanding career.

    Exercise rider Jennifer Patterson walks Kentucky Derby winner Orb after arriving at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Monday, May 13, 2013. Orb is scheduled to run in the Preakness Stakes on May 18. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Kentucky Derby winner Orb arrives at Pimlico ahead of Preakness

    By David Ginsburg - Associated Press

    He was immediately taken to stall 40 at the Stakes Barn, which traditionally serves as home to the Kentucky Derby winner. Some of the greatest horses in history have been kept there, including Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977) and Affirmed (1978).

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