Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

‘Pretty Good Birthday Present’: Rushing Fall Delivers Grade 1 On Edwards’ Special Day

On Saturday, Rushing Fall delivered a bonus birthday gift to her owner, Bob Edwards, who races in the name of e Five Racing Thoroughbreds, by winning the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) at Keeneland. “That worked out well,” said Whit Beckman, assistant to trainer Chad Brown. “Everybody was happy about […]

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Rushing Fall Adds QEII Challenge Cup To Ever-Growing Resume

Winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall continued to build on her impressive resume this Saturday with a win in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland. The sophomore daughter of More Than Ready, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Chad Brown, hit the wire […]

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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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European Contenders Hit The Track To Prep For Saturday’s QE II Cup

Group 2 winners Mission Impassible (IRE) and Nyaleti (IRE), Sunday arrivals for Saturday’s $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) for 3-year-old fillies, cleared quarantine and Tuesday morning were on the Keeneland training track for light exercise. Nyaleti, owned by 3 Battenhams and a Reay, has made her second trip to North America this year. She finished sixth in the Beverly D. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Rushing Fall Among 10 3-Year-Old Fillies Invited To QE II Challenge Cup

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ four-time graded stakes winner Rushing Fall headlines a roster of 10 3-year-old fillies invited to the 35th running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) Presented by Lane’s End, which will be run at 1 1/8 miles on the grass on Saturday, Oct. 13. Already a winner of two stakes at Keeneland, the JPMorgan […]

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Daddys Lil Darling Gets Smith Aboard For Friday’s Bewitch Stakes At Keeneland

Normandy Farm’s homebred millionaire Daddys Lil Darling tops a field of seven fillies and mares entered Sunday for Friday’s 57th running of the $150,000 Bewitch (G3) for fillies and mares going 1½ miles on the grass. The Bewitch will go as the ninth race with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time on the 10-race closing-day program of the Spring Meet at Keeneland. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m. […]

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La Coronel Doing Well After ‘Tremendous Performance’ In QEII

David Carroll, Keeneland assistant to trainer Mark Casse, reported John C. Oxley’s La Coronel is doing well Sunday morning after her front-running victory in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) yesterday for her third Keeneland stakes win. Stablemate Dream Dancing, who finished seventh in the 10-horse field for Oxley, […]

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La Coronel Goes Gate-To-Wire In QEII Challenge Cup

It has been a big meet for trainer Mark Casse and owners John and Debby Oxley at Keeneland this fall, and the momentum carried through to the biggest race of Saturday’s card. La Coronel was 5-1 when the gates opened in the Grade 1 QEII Challenge Cup, but she went straight for the lead under […]

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Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Could Be An ‘Unforgetable’ Affair For Jockey Gordon

Riding Unforgetable Filly (GB) in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) will mark the U.S. debut for jockey Josephine Gordon. The 23-year-old, who earned the title of 2016 champion apprentice jockey in Britain, is based in Newmarket, where she works for Unforgetable Filly’s trainer, Hugo Palmer. “I’m really excited and […]

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