05/29/2013 5:04PM

Animal Kingdom breezes for Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot

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Andrew Watkins
Animal Kingdom, who won the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 30, will make the final start of his career in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot on June 18.

Animal Kingdom, the winner of the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30, worked a half-mile on soft turf at Ascot Racecourse on Wednesday, preparing for the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes there June 18.

The 5-year-old Animal Kingdom was timed for the final quarter-mile in 24.6 seconds by trainer Graham Motion. Animal Kingdom was ridden by John Velazquez, who flew from New York for the workout.

Owned by Team Valor Racing and Arrowfield Stud, Animal Kingdom, the winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, is favored by British bookmakers to win the one-mile Queen Anne Stakes.