THE Queen bagged a winner on the final day at Royal Ascot 2016.

Dartmouth survived a stewards enquiry to land the Group Two Hardwick Stakes.

The 10/1 shot became Her Majesty's 23rd winner at Royal Ascot and also provided trainer Sir Michael Stoute with his 75th success at the meeting, equalling Sir Henry Cecil's record.

Here's how the action unfolded on Saturday...

Race 1:

CHURCHILL gave trainer Aidan O'Brien his sixth Royal Ascot winner of the week, which equalled his personal record at the meeting (set in 2008), when running out the narrow half length winner of the Listed Chesham Stakes over seven furlongs in Saturday's opening race.

The 8/11 favourite was always handy under jockey Ryan Moore and, although the son of Galileo wandered about in the closing stages, he did enough under a power-packed ride to secure victory.

O'Brien thought there was much more to come from the colt in the future.

"He's a big powerful, raw baby," said the trainer. "You can see the size of him. When he ran at the Curragh first time out, he didn't really know what happened.

“Even today, they went slow and Ryan was handy, which was the right place to be in a slow race, and he had to go on but he still didn't know what to do. He's very green. He's going to be a lovely horse this fellow.

“We had been looking forward to him running all week. We were worried that this would only be his second time on the racecourse but he's very classy.”

He added: "Churchill has a lot of class but they were going too slow for him in the early part of the race.

“Ryan had to keep him forward but, because of that, when Ryan let him down, he hit the front straight away. After that, he didn't know whether he was going to go left, right or centre.

“Ryan did a very good job and just kept him going forward. Obviously, we start off with a very good bunch of yearlings and they are bred to be doing things like this - they all have beautiful pedigrees. We're very lucky to have them.”

1) Churchill - Aidan O'Brien 2-9-03 Ryan Moore 8/11 Fav.

2) Isomer - Andrew Balding 2-9-03 Jamie Spencer 25/1.

3) Cunco - John Gosden 2-9-03 Robert Havlin 7/2.

Race 2:

SIR Isaac Newton brought up another milestone for trainer Aidan O'Brien at Royal Ascot this afternoon after he ran out the impressive half length winner of the Listed Wolferton Handicap over a mile and a quarter.

The 7/1 shot travelled kindly for jockey Ryan Moore and, when the pair switched on to the rail in the home straight when a gap appeared, he quickly showed a smart turn of foot to put the race to bed.

This success gave O'Brien his seventh winner of the Royal meeting, which equals Sir Henry Cecil's post-war record set in 1987.

O'Brien was hoping there was more to come from Sir Isaac Newton in the near future.

"You'd have to be delighted with him there," said the trainer.

"It's been a marvellous week. It's very hard to win races here and you are never sure what way it is going to go when you start off the week. Some win, some lose and that's just the way it is.

"Ryan gave him a great ride. We always thought that he was a very good horse but mentally he was just very immature in his mind - it took him a long time to relax and get into it.

“He is a horse who always had a lot of natural ability from day one but always showed too much for what he was.

“Ryan rode him in the Jersey Stakes here last year and he didn't have a clear run - he jumped off him and was raving about him. Gary, who rides him every day, and Andrew, who is in charge, have been bringing him along gently all of the time.”

1) Sir Isaac Newton - Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-00 Ryan Moore 7/1.

2) Second Wave - Charlie Appleby 4-9-00 Adam Kirby 20/1.

3) Revolutionist - Mark Johnston 4-9-03 James McDonald 9/1.

Race 3:

RACEGOERS at Royal Ascot had to endure a few nervy moments before they could salute a Royal winner when Dartmouth was declared the head winner of the Group Two Hardwicke Stakes over a mile and half.

The 10/1 shot slightly came across the track and came close to the runner-up, Highland Reel, but the stewards concluded that the jockey, Olivier Peslier, was not at fault and the result stood, which produced the biggest cheer of the afternoon.

The victory gave Sir Michael Stoute his 75th Royal Ascot winner, which equals the late Sir Henry Cecil's record at the meeting, and the trainer revealed shortly afterwards that he was certain his colt would keep the race. Dartmouth was Her Majesty's 23rd winner at Royal Ascot.

"I couldn't see the stewards taking it away from him," said Stoute.

"He's a very progressive horse. He started the season on a rating of 101 and we got ambitious and went for the John Porter (at Newbury) and then we ran him in the Ormonde (at Chester) and he had to up his game again.

"He was drifting in the betting quite dramatically but I don't know why. The Queen loves a winner anywhere but particularly here of course.

“I wasn't nervous at all during the stewards' enquiry. I don't think The Queen was either. I saw the replay and I couldn't see anything happen - especially after the 5.00pm yesterday when my horse was murdered and nothing happened (Kings Fete - who was hampered when third in the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap).

"Olivier switched his whip so quickly and, although he did lean on the other horse, nothing really happened.”

He added: “The Queen was beaming after the result of the enquiry was announced. She just loves the game really.

“It made me realise just how much she knows about the game - she's very knowledgeable. It's a big thrill to equal Sir Henry's record. It's very poignant. 75 Royal Ascot winners is a great mark to reach and I hope it doesn't stop there.”

1) Dartmouth - Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-01 Olivier Peslier 10/1.

2) Highland Reel - Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-01 Seamie Heffernan 6/1.

3) Almodovar - David Lanigan 4-9-01 George Baker 9/1.

Race 4:

TWILIGHT Son gave trainer Henry Candy his third Royal Ascot winner, his first since Pipedreamer won the Royal Hunt Cup in 1979, when he ran out the winner of the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs.

The son of Kyllachy, who Candy also trained to win the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes at York in 2002, was one of a host of horses in with a chance as the field thundered past the furlong pole.

Jockey Ryan Moore was not for passing though and the 7/2 shot stuck his neck out bravely as the line approached to deny runner-up Gold-Fun by a neck.

Candy admitted after the race that the build-up to this contest had not been easy.

"It's not been easy recently with this one," said Candy.

"I took him to Newbury recently to do a piece of work with him and he decided that he wanted to do two bits of work.

“He got rid of his work-rider and did a piece of work himself and then we did what we'd come there to do. Looking at him now after the race, he doesn't even want to come back

“He's a strong character. After York (where he finished fifth in the Group Two Duke Of York Stakes behind Magical Memory), I realised that he probably needed quite a bit of work and I was quite hard on him.

"This showed the results of that - he's certainly stayed on well enough. Being me, I've never come here thinking we'll ever have a winner.

"We've been close a good few times in the past and it's nice to get the job done finally - we've had to wait for it.”

Race 5:

OUTBACK Traveller gave trainer Robert Cowell another big sprint prize after he ran out the gutsy winner of the Wokingham Handicap over six furlongs.

The 10/1 shot was always travelling powerfully for jockey Martin Harley and he boxed on well in the final furlong to deny runner-up (and 7/1 joint-favourite) Brando by a head.

Cowell, who was recording his fourth Royal Ascot winner, revealed after the race that he could drop the winner back in trip as he seeks to step him up in class.

"I need to go back to the yard and see who is training these horses as they need a pay rise!" joked Cowell.

"It's been brilliant. We come to Royal Ascot with chances but we never expect to win. To come away with two winners (Cowell also trained Norfolk Stakes winner Prince Of Lir on Thursday) is pretty remarkable.

“We do what do and I don't really know what it is. We have a certain way of training and it suits horses. I try and put speed into horses instead of making them stretch out and maybe bring them back to their two-year-old days when they were all sprinters.”

1) Outback Traveller - Robert Cowell 5-9-01 Martin Harley 10/1.

2) Brando - Kevin Ryan 4-9-02 Tom Eaves 7/1 Jt Fav.

3) Glen Moss - Michael Dods 7-9-01 Phillip Makin 25/1.

Race 6:

COMMISSIONED gave absent trainer Gordon Elliott his first Royal Ascot winner when staying on strongly to land the Queen Alexandra Stakes over a trip just short of two miles and six furlongs.

The trainer, who is currently on holiday in Barbados, is better known for his exploits in the Jumps sphere but he has consistently proven to place his Flat horses shrewdly and the final race of the Royal meeting was no exception.

The runner-up, Cayirli, travelled powerfully into the straight but proved to be no match to the winner and the 12/1 shot powered clear to record a length and three quarter success.

Nick Bradley, who runs the partnership that owns the gelding, was delighted after the race.

"We bought him at the Cheltenham sale from the Bloomfields dispersal (horses sold from John Ferguson's yard) and I phoned a pal of mine from Mouse O'Ryan's (Aidan - bloodstock agent) and asked him how he valued this horse.

"He was sat there with Gordon (Elliott - trainer) and they were having a few jars. Mouse swore a few times and had no idea how to value him - neither did I. Then Eddie O'Leary (racing manager to Gigginstown House Stud) said that he'd have a leg in him if I bought him. So we did and I sent him to Gordon.

"Gordon's had a busy time of it over the winter and a bit of success over the sticks so I think he deserves the summer off.

“He gave us a lot of confidence coming into this as the horse went for a gallop at Punchestown last week and he said he won with his ears pricked. So we were pretty hopeful coming here but at Royal Ascot, you never know.”

1) Commissioned - Gordon Elliott IRE 6-9-02 Adam Kirby 12/1.

2) Cayirli - Seamus Durack 4-9-00 Timmy Murphy 40/1.

3) Clondaw Warrior - Willie Mullins IRE 9-9-02 Ryan Moore 7/2 Jt Fav.