The late Queen was well-known for her love of horse racing, and she relied on John Warren for his expert advice and guidance in the industry. But who exactly is John Warren? Let's take a closer look.
John Warren's Career as Racing Manager
John Warren has had an illustrious career as a racing manager, with a notable role working for the late Queen. As her trusted advisor, Warren was responsible for overseeing all of her racing and breeding activities. He held this position for more than 13 years and celebrated numerous victories alongside Her Majesty. One particularly memorable moment was when they were photographed together after Her Majesty's horse, Estimate, won the Ascot Gold Cup in 2013. Warren has been in charge of the horses running in the Royal colours, representing the Queen for over a decade. In recognition of his dedicated service, the Queen awarded Warren the Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in June 2022, an honor reserved for those who have served the monarch personally.
Warren's Current Role in Bahraini Royal Circles
Since his tenure with the Queen, John Warren has taken on a new role advising Commissioning's owner Isa Salman and Abdulla Al Khalifa within Bahraini royal circles. His expertise and experience are highly valued in this position.
The Queen's Impressive Horse Collection
The Queen owned a vast number of horses at the time of her passing in September 2022, with estimates placing the number at over 200. Although the exact figure is unknown, it's clear that her passion for horse racing was unrivaled. Over the years, it is believed that she earned a staggering £8.7 million in prize money from her successful racing career. In 2016 alone, her horses collectively earned £560,000, and in 2021, they won £584,000. These remarkable accomplishments demonstrate the Queen's dedication and skill in the equestrian world.
Transfer of Ownership to King Charles and Queen Camilla
Following the Queen's passing, the registration of all her racehorses has been transferred to King Charles and Queen Camilla, making them co-owners. It has been reported that in 2022, King Charles earned over £1 million from selling 14 of the Queen's racehorses. Despite this, Charles still privately retains ownership of several thoroughbreds, some of which are in training at racing yards or stabled at the Royal Stud. It is expected that over the coming years, he will sell approximately half of his mother's horses. Additionally, Queen Camilla also owns racehorses alongside ex-Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick, showing her own affinity for the equestrian world.
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