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Sunday, May 6, 2007

Queen Watches The Kentucky Derby

The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, arrived a little more than two hours before the Derby, the first leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. They went immediately to a private suite, where the queen had a finish-line vantage point on a balcony to watch Street Sense pull away with the win.

The pair were among the 156,635 racing fans on hand, the third-largest crowd in the Derby's 133 years. With the sun finally emerging before post time, they had a picturesque view of the famous Twin Spires. Asked what it was like to win in front of royalty, jockey Calvin Borel said, "It meant everything in the world."