Poppy Seed Feed Blamed for Drugs in Queen’s Steed
Queen Elizabeth II’s horse, Estimate, tested positive for morphine after finishing second in this year’s Royal Ascot Gold Cup race. Why? Not because it was doping, but because its feed appears to have been contaminated with poppy seed, the feed supply company says. It’s unlikely the British Horseracing Authority will be lenient, despite the lofty connections. Short of a royal pardon, Her Majesty will likely have to forfeit $136,000 in winnings.