Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Dumplings proved a quirky winner of the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup over 8-5 favorite Alterite at Keeneland Oct. 12 to pick up her first grade I victory.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Blind Date||Hamilton A. Smith||
|Gozzip Girl||Martin D. Wolfson||
|Hameildaeme (GB)||Dean Greenman||
|Hot Cha Cha||Philip A. Sims||
|Lady Shakespeare||Roger L. Attfield||
|Miss World||Christophe Clement||
|Shared Account||H. Graham Motion||
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Alterite, a 1 1/2-length winner of the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) in her North American debut last month, heads a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered for the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT).
Steve Castagnola is relaunching Kempton Bloodstock in association with the Berger family's Woodstock Farm.
New York-bred Dayatthespa took the lead early and scored a two-length victory in the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) on the turf at Keeneland Oct. 13, remaining unbeaten in 2012 with five wins in a row.
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey started the Keeneland fall season off with a bang, and will be represented by their top contender Oct. 13 when Stephanie's Kitten takes on eight in the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.
Several stakes horses based at Arlington Park turned in preparatory moves there Sept. 29 for starts at the upcoming Keeneland meet that opens Oct. 5 in Lexington.
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Shared Account, winner of last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), is booked to leading second-crop sire Bernardini.
Shared Account, winner of last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) and seventh in this year's running in what proved to be her final start, has been retired from racing.
On Nov. 4, Charles Fipke's persistence paid off as his homebred 4-year-old filly Perfect Shirl gave the Canadian prospector a paydirt of a different kind: a win in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
The story of Rapid Redux -- winner of 19 straight from December 2010 through October 2011 -- points out the importance of consistent placement at a level at which he can compete.
Martin Schwartz' Stacelita, a two-time grade I winner this year, was made the 2-1 favorite for the Nov. 4 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). The 1 3/8-mile race is worth $2 million.
Live Oak Plantation's Dynaslew is an outsider in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), but is a front-running danger while rounding into best form after a rough start to the year.
Coming right back off just seven days rest, European invader Together outlasted Marketing Mix to win the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) Oct. 15 at Keeneland.
The iron filly Together was scheduled to return to Ireland Oct. 16, a day after her impressive 1 1/4-length victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT).
John Phillips of Darby Dan Farm talks about Winter Memories, who runs in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. I) at Keeneland October 15. Watch Video
Jason, Evan, and Tim Holland of TwinSpires.com handicap the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. at Keeneland this week. watch video
Jimmy Toner left the door open for a possible Breeders' Cup appearance by Winter Memories, if she runs well in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) and comes out of it in good order.
It will be speed vs. closing power as Summer Soiree and Winter Memories clash.
Winter Memories began her stellar 2011 campaign in April with a win at Keeneland and she could end the year the same way in the 28th running of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 15.
Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith's Together, who rallied to finish second in the Oct. 8 First Lady (gr. IT), will remain at Keeneland this week for a run in the Oct. 15 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.
Winter Memories and Bold Hawk are Keeneland-bound after turning in separate breezes on turf at Belmont Park Oct. 9. Winter Memories and Bold Hawk worked five furlongs in 1:01.50 and 1:02.70, respectively.
The 26th Jim McKay Maryland Million attracted 111 entrants to the 11-race program which will be held Oct. 1 at Laurel Park. The total purses are worth more than $1 million.
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