May 10, 2016 / 8:17 PM / in a year

Shetland pony race held in honor Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday

Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles during a reception with parliamentarians to mark the Queen's 90th birthday at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

WINDSOR, England - Royal Windsor Racecourse commemorated  Queen Elizabeth’s birthday with a special Shetland pony race, the latest in a series of celebrations to mark the milestone.

The queen, who turned 90 on April 21, is the world’s oldest monarch and an avid racing fan. She has been on the throne for 64 years. 

Dunfermline, ridden by Digby Shepherd, won the race in which each pony was named after one of the Queen’s successful racehorses.     

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