Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

QEII Challenge Cup Contender Wuheida Stretches Her Legs Over Turf Course In Thursday Gallop

After a couple of mornings on Keeneland’s all-weather training track, Godolphin Racing’s Wuheida (GB) got her first feel for Keeneland’s turf course Thursday morning with an easy 5-furlong breeze in 1:06 with exercise rider Kirsty Milczarek up over a course classified as “good.” Trained by Charles Appleby, Wuheida figures to be one of the favorites […]

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‘Equal’ Opportunity Fillies: Casse Sends Out Dream Dancing, La Coronel In QEII Challenge Cup

Dream Dancing and La Coronel – two 3-year-old fillies owned by John C. Oxley and trained by Mark Casse — will face each other in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) for the first time since their 1-2 finish in the Edgewood (G3) at Churchill Downs on May 5, where […]

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Stellar Field Of 11 Sophomore Fillies Set For Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Godolphin Racing’s Group 1 winner Wuheida (GB) and e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner, New Money Honey, headline a stellar roster of 11 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 34th running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1). The race, run at 1 1/8 […]

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New Money Honey Tops Invitees For Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ New Money Honey, winner of last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) and the Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) in July, heads a roster of 11 3-year-old fillies invited by Keeneland Racing Secretary Ben Huffman to next Saturday’s 34th running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s […]

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G1 Winner, Producer Memories Of Silver Euthanized At 24

Darby Dan Farm’s Memories of Silver, who was a Grade 1 winner and producer, was euthanized Sept. 18 due to the infirmities of old age. She was 24. During her racing career, the daughter of Silver Hawk captured the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at three, and added the G1 Beverly D. Stakes the […]

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Velazquez Captures QEII Cup En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey John Velazquez captured the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on Saturday and finished second in the Matron Stakes on Sunday at Belmont Park earning him the Shuffle Bean Coffee Jockey of the Week honors for October 11 – 16, 2016. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding […]

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Toner Considering Breeders’ Cup For Time And Motion

There was a party Saturday night at Darby Dan Farm, but it didn’t include replays of Time and Motion’s exciting victory in that afternoon’s $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1). “Everybody was watching the Ohio State football game; they were over the race,” trainer James Toner said Sunday morning after […]

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Time And Motion Prevails By A Head In QEII Cup

John Phillips’ homebred Time and Motion was hard pressed to get up and win Saturday’s Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland, surging in the final strides to get her head in front in a three-way photo for the win. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer James Toner, the daughter of Tapit defeated […]

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Weekend Lineup: A Big Rematch And International Challengers

The two biggest cards this weekend feature a rematch between Catch a Glimpse and Time and Motion at Keeneland on Saturday and the Pattinson Canadian International card Sunday at Woodbine. Kicking things off on Friday is Keeneland’s G3 Franklin County Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs over the turf course. The full field of 12 fillies […]

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Equibase Analysis: Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Spotlights Nine Top Turf Fillies

The 33rd running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup brings together a superbly talented field of nine, all stakes winners and seven having won grade one or grade two stakes in their careers. In terms of overall accomplishments, Catch a Glimpse gets first mention as she is eight for 10 in […]

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