Gosden receives OBE from Queen at the Palace
John Gosden was officially made an OBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, in recognition of his services to horseracing and training.
The 65-year-old two-time champion trainer, who was accompanied by his wife Rachel Hood and two of their four children, Sebastian and Thea, was handed the award during a series of presentations to those who had featured in the New Year's Honours list.
Gosden, who began his training career with just three horses in the United States in 1979, said of the ceremony: "It was a beautiful day to be at the Palace with Her Majesty presenting awards to Charlotte Dujardin, Katherine Grainger, Anne Dunham and my personal hero, the celebrated baritone Bryn Terfel, as well as myself.
"It was a memorable occasion and I'm greatly honoured to receive an award on behalf of British horseracing."
He added: "Make no mistake, this award would not have come to be without the support of owners and breeders in Europe, America and worldwide who have been kind enough to support me and entrust me with their horses to train.
"Nor would it have come to be without the wonderful people who've worked with me and for me down the years."