Six young jockeys took part in a special race to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations. Dressed in the distinctive red and purple silks worn by the Royal riders , the young jockeys raced up the track of the Royal Windsor Racecourse on Shetland ponies.

The six Shetland ponies were temporarily renamed in honour of the Queen's most successful racerhorses. The race was eventually won by Dunfermline - who usually goes by the name of Torro - ridden by 13-year-old Digby Sheperd, followed by Aureole, ridden by Eve Bacon.

Sheperd was delighted by his victory and said afterwards he loved "every minute" of the race. "It was really fun. My horse Dunfermline is such a good boy and he was won loads of races for me. I love him so much. Hopefully I might get to ride in the Royal silks in a proper race one day", Sheperd told Horse and Country magazine.

The Queen is famous for her love of horses and horse racing and her first horse was a Shetland pony called Peggy, a present from her grandfather King George V to herself and her sister Princess Margaret.

Throughout her reign, she has taken a particular interest in the breeding of thoroughbreds for horse racing.

The original Dunfermline was a racehorse owned and bred by the Queen who won a number of races in the 1970s. Her most recent success was with her horse Estimate, who won the Ascot Gold Cup in 2013.

Yesterday's race comes ahead of a special season at the Royal Windsor Racecourse to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday last month. The Queen is the world's oldest monarch and has been on the throne for the past 64 years.