Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

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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Photos Of The Week: Fall Colors

A relatively quiet weekend of graded stakes action was highlighted by the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland. In a field of talented 3-year-old fillies,┬áit came down to a tight photo finish, with Her Emmynency edging Miss Temple City for the victory. To see more great photos like these, just click on […]

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Stidham Eyes 4-Year-Old Campaign, 2016 BC For Her Emmynency

The result of Saturday’s $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) Presented by Lane’s End offered an array of Grade 1 firsts at Keeneland for all parties. Her Emmynency collected the initial Grade 1 victory of her career following runner-up efforts in her first two Grade 1 tries. For owners Dawn and Ike Thrash, trainer […]

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Her Emmynency Wins Close Finish In QE II

Her Emmynency took the lead on the far turn and held off a late rally by Miss Temple City to win a thrilling finish in the Grade 1, $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End at Keeneland Racecourse Saturday afternoon. It was the first G1 win after two runner-up efforts in that […]

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Sentiero Italia Targets First G1 Win In Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Godolphin Racing’s Sentiero Italia, coming off Grade 2 victories as the favorite at Saratoga and Belmont, headlines a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for the 32nd running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) Presented by Lane’s End. The QE II, run at 1 1/8 miles on the grass, will go […]

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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Fit for a Queen

A relatively quiet weekend of graded stakes action was highlighted by the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland. In a field of talented 3-year-old fillies, it was very fitting that equine royalty rose to the occasion – Crown Queen, younger half sister to champion Royal Delta, earned the first G1 win of […]

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