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Lady Aurelia at Ascot

The American Spectator extends its congratulations to Spectator Board member Peter Leidel for invading Britain’s Royal Ascot on Wednesday with his two-year-old filly Lady Aurelia. Lady Aurelia daintily won the Queen Mary Stakes by seven lengths, beating soundly such competition as the filly of the Sheik of Qatar who not only rides his own horse but also several championship camels.

Lady Aurelia was described by her trainer, Wesley Ward, as a “flying machine.” She stepped smartly beyond the pack and suddenly half way through the race shifted gears and ran away from the pack. Click here to view the race and salute Peter Leidel and his team.

“To win a sprint race by seven lengths, over five furlongs, at Royal Ascot is unheard of,” said rider Frankie Dettori. “She’s a rocket — she relaxed, quickened. Wow, Wesley Ward is a genius.” Yes, but what about Pete Leidel? He has the time to sit on the board of this literary enterprise and still win races as Royal Ascot. Afterward he retired to Robin Birley’s posh nightclub at 5 Hertford Street in London and, rumor has it, drowned his sorrows in Pol Roger.

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
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R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief ofThe American Spectator. He is the author of The Death of Liberalism, published by Thomas Nelson Inc. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Boy Clinton: The Political Biography; The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton; The Liberal Crack-Up; The Conservative Crack-Up; Public Nuisances; The Future that Doesn’t Work: Social Democracy’s Failure in Britain; Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; The Clinton Crack-Up; and After the Hangover: The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery. He makes frequent appearances on national television and is a nationally syndicated columnist, whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, National Review, Harper’s, Commentary, The (London) Spectator, Le Figaro (Paris), and elsewhere. He is also a contributing editor to the New York Sun.
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