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Victoria Pendleton enjoys day at Ascot

Pendleton enjoyed her day at Royal Ascot (©GettyImages)
Pendleton enjoyed her day at Royal Ascot (©GettyImages).

Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton spent yesterday at Royal Ascot during day three of the five-day meeting.

The retired cyclist specialised in the sprint, team sprint and keirin disciplines but she was watching racing of a different kind yesterday.

The 32-year-old revealed that she had a great day during Ladies' Day at Ascot.

"Had an AMAZING day at Royal Ascot yesterday. Was even lucky enough to have a hat made for me by the incredible Philip Treacy!!!" she said.

Pendleton won Olympic gold at the London Games in the Keirin event and also won gold in 2008 at the Beijing Games in the Sprint event.

However, it looks as though her gambling skills aren't quite as good as her cycling skills after she admitted to losing some bets yesterday.

She added: "Had a few flutters but came away with less than I went with sadly!"

It was Ladies' Day and the day certainly lived up to it's name.

Estimate, owned by the Queen, won in the Ascot Gold Cup and became the first filly to win the Gold Cup since Indian Queen in 1991 and the win clearly delighted her majesty.

There was also an emotional win for Lady Cecil, the widow of the recently deceased Sir Henry. Her horse, Riposte, gave her a win just nine days after the death of her husband.

 

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