West Newton, bred by The Queen, wins at Pimlico

Two days after Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 following a 70-year reign, a horse she bred in England won Saturday’s second race at historic Pimlico Race Course.

West Newton, a 6-year-old gelding ridden by Forest Boyce for trainer Richard Hendriks, rallied from sixth to win by a half-length while covering a firm 1 1/8-mile turf course in 1:52.12.

West Newton, out of the mare Queen’s Prize, also bred by the late monarch, had been competing over hurdles. It was West Newton’s fourth career win in 19 starts. Two of those wins have come over jumps.

She was in mid-pack for much of the race, a $25,000 lifetime claimer, before rallying late for the win. West Newton paid $16.20 to win, helping to key an early double payout of $270.70 on a one-dollar wager.

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West Newton, bred by the late Queen Elizabeth II, won at PImlico. Photo by Jim McCue.