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Champions Day: ‘Stiff Mile’ The Best Option For Globetrotting Benbatl

Saeed bin Suroor has no doubt that his globetrotting star Benbatl will be ideally served by the demands of the QIPCO-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Bin Suroor also had the option of running Benbatl in the QIPCO Champion Stakes over two furlongs further but the trainer, who won that race with Farhh in 2013, reckons […]

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Cambier Parc Delivers As Favorite In Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Larry Best’s Cambier Parc made it back-to-back Grade 1 wins on Saturday, adding the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup to her resume with a 3/4-length score at Keeneland. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro won the G1 Del Mar Oaks in her prior start, and was favored at 9-5 in the QEII. Trained by Chad […]

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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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Weekend Lineup: QEII, Canadian International

A trio of Grade 1 races highlights the North American action this weekend, with the QEII Challenge Cup to be held Saturday at Keeneland and Woodbine to host both the Canadian International and E.P. Taylor Stakes. The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup features last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Rushing Fall, who has […]

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Grade 1 Winners Pretty City Dancer, La Coronel To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November

Pretty City Dancer, a Gr. 1 Spinaway winner by Tapit and half-sister to Gr. 1 Gazelle winner Lear’s Princess, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale with Taylor Made agent. Pretty City Dancer is in foal to perennial leading sire Medaglia d’Oro. This offering represents the total package for breeders; looks, pedigree and performance. […]

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Pakistan Star Finally Rises In Hong Kong’s QEII Cup

Hong Kong’s wayward son came of age at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 29 April), and oh, how the crowd loved it. Pakistan Star smashed his rivals in the G1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) with a performance of uncomplicated superiority. “He’s blown them all away,” trainer Tony Cruz said after the five-year-old […]

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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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