The Queen receives Disappointing News from Royal Ascot

The Queen receives Disappointing News from Royal Ascot

The Queen will no doubt be disappointed after she received some unfortunate news from Royal Ascot.

Due to the heavy downpour overnight and throughout Friday, Her Majesty's only horse running that day, Companionship, was forced to withdraw from the Sandringham Stakes race.

An update on Twitter read: "The Queen’s only runner today, Companionship, has been withdrawn due to the outpouring of rain making the ground unsuitable."

In fact, 22 horses were withdrawn from racing before midday after 19mm of rain fell on the grounds causing puddles to form on the course.

While the monarch won't get to see her horse attempt victory, it's not all bad news for the royals as the Countess of Wessex found herself with a winner at Ladies' Day on Thursday.

Sophie Wessex was pictured cheering and raising her arms in the air after the horse she backed, Loving Dream, came home first. The horse was being ridden by jockey Robert Havlin.

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