Keyword: Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

  • Minding takes the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

    Minding Tallies Seventh GI in QE II Stakes

    Filly phenom Minding tallied a seventh top-level win Oct. 15 when holding off Ribchester by a half length in the £1.2 million Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) on British Champions Day at Ascot.

  • Gleneagles
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    Gleneagles Targets Breeders' Cup Classic

    Gleneagles, the four-time group I-winning son of Galileo, is being aimed at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a possible showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Keeneland Oct. 31.

  • Night Of Thunder
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    Night Of Thunder Looks to Rebound at Ascot

    The sole sophomore classic winner on show at British Champions Day Oct. 18 at Ascot attempts to regain the winning thread for the first time since he won the Qipco Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 3.

  • Excelebration to Run in Breeders' Cup Mile

    Excelebration, who has been a runner-up to Frankel four times and third behind him once, will likely come to the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Aidan O'Brien said.

  • Rip Van Winkle Determined Winner of QEII

    Rip Van Winkle held off a stubborn Zacinto in the final furlong to claim his second group I victory of the season, taking the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) by a determined 1 1/4-lengths at Ascot Sept. 26.

  • Raven's Pass earns his first group I victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

    'Raven' Soars to Victory in QEII

    A slight change in tactics made the difference as Raven's Pass turned the tables on longtime rival Henrythenavigator to earn his first group I victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by Sony) (Eng-I) at Ascot Sept. 27.

  • Breeders' Cup president and CEO Greg Avioli

    Avioli Discusses Ascot's 'Win' Weekend

    Breeders' Cup president and CEO Greg Avioli was joined by Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey at Ascot Racecourse in England, the afternoon of Sept. 26 to discuss the first "Win & You're In" tie-up with a European racecourse.

  • BC Challenge Expands to Europe

    Breeders' Cup officials April 16 announced that the Breeders' Cup Challenge will for the first time be expanded to Europe with three "Win and You're In" races at Ascot Racecourse in England Sept. 27.

  • Starcraft Schools Dubawi in Queen Elizabeth II

    Starcraft, the "Aussie Machine", rolled to an impressive three-quarters of a length victory over Dubawi in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket on Saturday. Christophe Lemaire, a French jockey with no previous riding experience at the British course, gave his better-known counterparts a lesson in tactical riding.

  • Dubawi lone 3YO in small but distinguished QE II field.

    Dubawi Heads Small Field in Queen Elizabeth II

    Although it has drawn only six entrants, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Saturday is overflowing with talent. The lone 3-year-old, Dubawi, leads a quality field.

  • Falbrav Wins Ascot's QE II; Breeders' Cup Next

    Falbrav, a horse with something to prove after his controversial loss to High Chaparral in the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I), swept to a two-length victory over Russian Rhythm in the $535,000 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot on Saturday.

  • O'Brien Fined for 'Rock' Scratch from QE II

    Aidan O'Brien was fined by stewards after the non-appearance of Rock of Gibraltar in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes yesterday. This is the statutory penalty in such circumstances – 1% of the total prize money fund.

  • O'Brien Fined for 'Rock' Scratch from QE II

    Aidan O'Brien was fined by stewards after the non-appearance of Rock of Gibraltar in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes yesterday. This is the statutory penalty in such circumstances – 1% of the total prize money fund.

  • A field of 10 Ready for Queen Elizabeth

    Ten of the best three-year-old turf fillies in the world will contest the 18th running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup (gr. I) to be run Saturday at Keeneland.

  • Keeneland Report: Sellers in Stakes Sweep

    More often than not, the best laid plans in the Thoroughbred game don't pan out, and even more unusual are plans gone awry that come to fruition. However, if you're jockey Shane Sellers, a whole weekend of plans for Keeneland's fall opener can come together as easy as (grade) one, two, three.

  • Giant's Causeway, Crimplene To Meet in Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

    Giant's Causeway and Best of the Bests, the respective first- and third-place finishers in the Esat Digifone Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) earlier this month, will meet again on Saturday in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot, England. Crimplene, a multiple group I winning filly, and Indian Lodge are also being pointed to the one-mile race, according to Sporting Life.