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Indian Queen

Indian Queen (born 1985) was an Irish-bred thoroughbred racehorse in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her sire was Electric and dam Taj Princess (Taj Dewan), and she was bred by Sir Gordon Brunton at North Munstead Stud.

A Bay filly, Indian Queen earned a reputation for winning over long distances. Trained by the then Royal trainer William Hastings-Bass, 17th Earl of Huntingdon, at West Ilsley in Berkshire, she was the winner of a number of Group class races including a dead heat with Braashee in the Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp in 1990, and gained outright victory, as a rank outsider at 25-1, in the 1991 Ascot Gold Cup whilst in foal to Night Shift. On both occasions she was ridden by Walter Swinburn. She beat Arzanni ridden by Frankie Dettori in a thrilling finish to claim her Gold Cup triumph. Indian Queen was retired following her Gold Cup win.



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