The Queen Has Earned More Than $8 Million From Her "Second Job"

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Being the Queen of England certainly keeps Her Majesty busy; there's always a state function, charity event or royal visit that demands her attention.

But everyone needs some time to unwind, and a new report sheds light on the Queen's preferred way to relax after a hard day of work. Since she received her first horse, a Shetland pony, at age four, the Queen has had a lifelong passion for raising thoroughbred racehorses.

The Queen at age

While her career as a racehorse owner probably peaked in the 1950s (she was Britain's Champion Owner in 1954 and 1957) the Queen has never quit her "second job," and has maintained an impressive record over the last 30 years.

In over 2,000 races, her horses have won an impressive 451 times. That gives the Queen a solid 15.9% win percentage as an owner, making her the 11th most successful owner in Britain. But acclaim isn't the only thing the Queen has won in her long career.

She's also been raking in cold hard cash, and now we know just how much Her Majesty's ponies have won her...

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