Yeats truly earns his place on the Gold Cup Role of Honour with an unprecedented fourth win.
Part 3 in our occasional series of retrospective photographs from the past 300 years of Ascot history looks back at the remarkable Yeats; winner of the Gold Cup a record breaking four times.
Of all the great horses of the modern era, none has become more synonymous with Royal Ascot than the legendary Yeats, who won four Gold Cups in a row from 2006 to 2009. No horse had ever before matched this epic achievement. This image shows the magical moment when jockey Johnny Murtagh and Yeats crossed the Ascot winning line and into horseracing history in June 2009.