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Queen Elizabeth II Makes Derby Pilgrimage

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Queen Elizabeth II Makes Derby Pilgrimage

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Queen Elizabeth II Makes Derby Pilgrimage

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Queen Elizabeth II attends the 133rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Queen Elizabeth II attends the 133rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday.

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Typically the talk at the Kentucky Derby is about what horse will win, and whether the winning horse can take the Triple Crown. But this year the biggest gossip is all about Britian's Queen Elizabeth II. An avid horsewoman, she was at Churchill Downs for the race.

Race favorite Street Sense roared from next-to-last in a 20-horse field to win the Kentucky Derby, the first Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner to return in the spring and win the first leg of the Triple Crown.

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