People, Jun. 9, 1980

What do you give the monarch who has everything? Knowing Queen Elizabeth II's fondness for horseflesh, Australians decided to commemorate her silver jubilee three years ago with a Thoroughbred. A champion sire was bred to six mares. Of four foals resulting, one was a colt (the Queen preferred a filly), another was injured. The remaining pair were recently matched in a speed trial. Last week, visiting Canberra, the Queen paused to accept the winner. "A wonderful present," said Elizabeth, who dubbed the two-year-old bay Australia Fair.

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