Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

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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Veitch Credits Family Breeding Program For Success In Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

During his Racing Hall of Fame training career in which he trained 1978 Triple Crown runner-up and Blue Grass (G1) winner Alydar, John Veitch won the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup a record three times. Now Keeneland’s Assistant Paddock Judge, Veitch attributes his success in the race, a Grade 1, $500,000 stakes presented by Lane’s […]

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On Leave Gives McGaughey Shot At First Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Racing Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has notched eight of his 24 Keeneland stakes wins in Grade 1 races, but one Grade 1 that has eluded him is the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End. On Saturday, Stuart Janney III’s homebred On Leave will represent McGaughey’s first starter in the race […]

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Catch A Glimpse, Time And Motion Renew Rivalry In Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Gary Barber, Michael Ambler and Windways Farm’s Catch a Glimpse and Phillips Racing Partnership’s Time and Motion will meet for the fourth time as part of a top-notch field of nine 3-year-old fillies going postward in Saturday’s 33rd running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1). Run at 1 […]

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Catch A Glimpse ‘Firing On All Cylinders’ For QE II Challenge Cup

Gary Barber, Michael James Ambler, and Windways Farm’s Catch a Glimpse may have suffered her first turf defeat last out in the G2 Lake Placid Stakes, but the sophomore daughter of City Zip showed no signs of wear in a Sunday morning breeze at Keeneland. Skipping around the “dogs” on the turf course, the Mark […]

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Catch A Glimpse, Time And Motion Head Invitees To Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Gary Barber, Michael Ambler and Windways Farm’s Catch a Glimpse, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) here last fall and Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, and Phillips Racing Partnership’s Time and Motion, who ended the eight-race winning streak of Catch a Glimpse in the Lake Placid (G2), head a roster of […]

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