Thursday 22 February 2018

O'Briens have diamond day for Queen's jubilee

Top trainer Aidan O'Brien added an Irish flavour to Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee celebrations when his horse St Nicholas Abbey, ridden by his son Joseph, won the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup at Epsom yesterday. The pair then added to Irish joy by winning the Derby with Camelot.

O'Brien said after collecting the first of his prizes: "It's fantastic to get this from the Queen. She's very knowledgeable about racing, it's

only when you speak to her that you realise she knows so much."

Earlier Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins, pictured right, wowed the crowds as she performed the British national anthem.

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A parachute fall from the Red Devils, the British Army display team, was staged just before the Queen arrived and Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey, winners of this year's Britain's Got Talent, also entertained the crowds.

In London a 41-gun royal salute echoed across London marking the anniversary of the Queen's coronation, while there were street parties across Britain.

Sunday Independent

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