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Friday, June 1, 2012

Photos of the Day | Friday, June 1, 2012

Racegoers cheer on an open-top bus during Investec Ladies' Day of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse in Epson, southern England, Friday, June 1, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II kicks off a long weekend of celebrations of her 60-year reign by going to the races, and perhaps no other event will give her so much pleasure. The Epsom Derby is the richest event on Britain's horse-racing calendar, and never mind that this is the only major race in which the queen has never entered a winner. Pleasure, in the gilded life of Queen Elizabeth II, often comes on four hooves.