Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

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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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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