RACING pays a fitting tribute to the Queen today in Doncaster with a stunning St Leger card.
Flags will be flown at half-staff, with jockeys in black armbands and a period of silence ahead of the expanded nine-race map.
Her Majesty was the biggest supporter of racing and meetings in Chelmsford and Southwell were canceled on Thursday night after her death.
All games on Friday and Saturday were also canceled out of respect.
But race bosses decided to get the show back on the road today.
A tribute is paid to the Queen who won the 1977 St Leger with Dunfermline on this poignant day.
ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin said: “It’s been a very difficult week for racing – but we will do our best to pay tribute to Her Majesty.
“I hope the racecourse is flooded with families wearing Union Jacks to honor them.
“But also to say thank you and celebrate her most incredible life.”
Hot favorite at the St. Leger is New London.
The race will jump at 3.55pm with Charlie Appleby’s star ridden by William Buick to forfeit the odds.
Frankie Dettori’s horse Haskoy is the second favorite ahead of Queen’s Vase winner Eldar Eldarov.
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