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Lane’s End to Sponsor Keeneland’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

LEXINGTON, KY (April 17, 2014) – William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm has entered into a multiyear agreement with Keeneland to become the signature sponsor of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1), an internationally renowned invitational for 3-year-old fillies on the turf, to be held Saturday, Oct. 11.

The purse for the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup will increase from $400,000 to $500,000.

Kitten's Dumplings Rallies from Far Back to Capture 30th Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1)

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 12, 2013) – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Kitten’s Dumplings outgamed favored Alterite (FR) by a neck to win the 30th running of the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) for 3-year-old fillies before a Keeneland record fall crowd of 32,717 on a sun-drenched Saturday.

The previous fall single-day mark was 28,880 established on Oct. 7, 2006.

$400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) - Quotes

Mike Maker (winning trainer of Kitten’s Dumplings)

“Good ones are easy to (train). She’s a little tough to deal with. She needs more schooling in the winner’s circle. She looked a little nervous in there.”

 

On why jockey Julien Leparoux rode the filly onto the track early while the remainder of the field stayed in the paddock and walking ring

“With the crowd today at Keeneland (32,717, a record attendance for the fall meet), we thought we’d get her out of there and play it a little safe.”

 

Samitar, Stephanie’s Kitten Headline Field of Eight For Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

LEXINGTON, KY (October 10, 2012) – Grade 1 winners Samitar (GB) and Stephanie’s Kitten headline a field of eight 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 29th running of the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1).

The QE II will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 10-race program with a 5:21 p.m. (ET) post time. First post time Saturday is 1:05 p.m.

 

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