Freak 80-1 outsider makes Royal Ascot history as biggest price winner EVER in £1million race | The Sun

KHAADEM made Royal Ascot history as the biggest price winner EVER of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

The 80-1 freak outsider – the outsider of the whole field – was double the price of the next biggest winner in the £1million race's history.

The day five feature was known as the Platinum Jubilee Stakes but has been renamed in honour of the late Queen.

Camilla was on hand to give jockey Jamie Spencer – who won on 50-1 Witch Hunter yesterday – the trophy.

Khaadem's unbelievable win, which was 139-1 on the Betfair Exchange, continued a crazy week of results at Royal Ascot.

Khaadem had not won since last July and had been found wanting in Group One company.

On his last race at Listed level – three rungs below a Group One in the racing ladder – he could only finish third.

But Spencer blazed a trail up the middle of the track on Saturday afternoon for the Charles Hills-trained seven-year-old.

Nothing could catch him and, after going five years without a Royal Ascot winner, Spencer now has two in a week.

Spencer, who rode for owner Mrs Fitri Hay, said: "I followed Frankie [Dettori] and Tom [Marquand] just like it was a cycle race and let them do the work.

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"I hoped when I pulled out I had a little bit to go on.

"It's difficult to put into words what Fitri and Jim [Hay] have been like to me for a long time.

"Winning Group Ones is hard, getting on the horses is generally the hardest part, and I'm going to enjoy it."


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