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news Statement from RoR Chair on Her Majesty The Queen

12th September 2022
  • RoR says thank you to The Queen for her support of aftercare in Great Britain

Philip Freedman, Chair of Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) said:

"We are deeply saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Her impact and influence on the sport of horseracing was immeasurable and it was a similar story in terms of her championing the versatility of the thoroughbred after racing.

"Few horses have done more to showcase what former racehorses are capable of than the Queen’s own Barbers Shop and Quadrille. Although both were talented on the track, it was not until they had been retrained in a different discipline that they became champions; Barbers Shop in the show ring and Quadrille in the dressage arena. The Queen derived huge pleasure from seeing her former racehorses succeed in their second careers, success that has continued with the likes of First Receiver, winner of the Tattersalls Novice Championship at Aintree just three weeks ago.

"The legacy she leaves behind in aftercare will endure for years to come. Thank you, Your Majesty."

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