Shetland ponies race for Queen Elizabeth II's 90th

In honour of the Queen's 90th birthday last month, a race involving Shetland ponies was held at the Royal Windsor Racecourse.

WINDSOR (Reuters) - A special race took place at Royal Windsor Racecourse on Monday (May 9) to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday last month.

While the main event celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday will occur at the racecourse on May 12-15, there was a special race involving Shetland Ponies, each named after one of the Queen's successful racehorses.

The race itself was won by Dunfermline - usually called Torro - ridden by Digby Shepherd. Aureole was second with Pall Mall in third.

The Queen has been an avid racing fan all her life and recently tasted success at the 2013 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot where her horse Estimate was victorious. Estimate's little namesake, however, couldn't replicate the success this time.

The Queen is the world's oldest monarch and has been on the throne for 64 years.