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.
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