When Queen Elizabeth II goes racing in England, she arrives at Royal Ascot in an open carriage drawn by four handsome draft horses.

Old punters pay attention to her long trip down the homestretch in front of the adoring crowd. The slower the Queen’s journey and the deeper the wheels of her carriage are - the softer the turf course.

Nobody is allowed to touch the Queen, so she must exit from the carriage unassisted. This may pose a bit of a problem if Will Farish, her American host here in Louisville, has arranged for an Escalade to take her to Churchill Downs on Derby day.

That would be the cool way to go. Just ask P. Diddy or Tony Soprano, who travel by this mode instead of a limo. But what do you think the odds of that happening are?