QE II Challenge Cup

Weekend Lineup: Turf Stars Out At Keeneland, Woodbine

Top-level action on the turf is this weekend’s theme with Woodbine hosting two Grade 1 tests over its E.P. Taylor course and the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup highlighting Keeneland’s Saturday card. Saturday’s America’s Day at the Races broadcast will feature live racing from Belmont Park highlighted by the Grade 2, $200,000 Sands Point and […]

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QE II Challenge Cup: Princesa Carolina ‘Deserves A Chance At This Level’

Three Chimneys Farm’s homebred Princesa Carolina will seek her first graded stakes victory in Saturday’s $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1), and trainer Kenny McPeek says she is ready for the challenge. In her most recent start, the Tapit filly scored her first stakes victory with an impressive 1½-length triumph in the […]

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Equibase Analysis: Can Anyone Top Rushing Fall In QE II Challenge Cup?

The Grade 1, $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes presented by Lanes End is a race open to three year old fillies by invitation only. Eight horses accepted the invitation to run, the field led by Rushing Fall, who has won five of six career races including the 2017 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile […]

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Del Mar Oaks Winner Fatale Bere Ships In For QE II Challenge Cup

Entered to run Saturday in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1), Del Mar Oaks (G1) winner Fatale Bere (FR) arrived at Keeneland Tuesday from her Southern California base. She wasted no time leaving the barn, going for a jog with a lead pony Wednesday morning on the training track. Owned by the partnership of the Benowitz […]

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Fantasy ‘Capping with Chris: QE II Challenge Cup

Only a couple of weeks remain in the Breeders’ Cup Fantasy ‘Capping Challenge before the World Championships of horse racing at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 and 3. It’s not too late to get on the leaderboard by making just one good selection. This week, players will try to sort through a tough turf field […]

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Irish-bred Together wins QE II Challenge Cup

Together powered home to win the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland by a length and a half over Marketing Mix. Nereid finished third Together is a 3-year-old Irish-bred daughter of Galileo trained by Aidan O’Brien. She was ridden to victory by Colm O’Donoghue, covering the mile and one-eighth on the turf […]

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