Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes

The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup is an American Thoroughbred horse race race for three-year-old fillies held annually since 1984 at Keeneland Race Course near Lexington, Kentucky. Run at a distance of one and one-eighth miles on the turf, the Grade I race currently offers a purse of $500,000. It is an important prep race to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

The race was inaugurated on October 11, 1984, in honor of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, who attended the Keeneland races, during her private visit to Central Kentucky, and who presented a trophy on that date. Since inception, the race has been contested at various distances.

The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup was a Listed race in 1984 and 1985, a Grade III race in 1986 and 1987, and a Grade II race from 1988 through 1990 after which it became a Grade I event.

Keeneland Race Course Graded Stakes Races

Stakes Race Grade Purse
Transylvania Stakes III $100,000
Ashland Stakes I $400,000
Madison Stakes I $300,000
Maker's Mark Mile Stakes I $300,000
Shakertown Stakes III $100,000
Jenny Wiley Stakes II $200,000
Commonwealth Stakes II $175,000
Blue Grass Stakes I $750,000
Beaumont Stakes II $150,000
Appalachian Stakes III $100,000
Doubledogdare Stakes III $100,000
Ben Ali Stakes III $150,000
Lexington Stakes III $200,000
Bewitch Stakes III $150,000
Elkhorn Stakes II $150,000
Phoenix Stakes III $175,000
Darley Alcibiades Stakes I $400,000
Woodford Stakes III $100,000
Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes II $200,000
First Lady Stakes I $350,000
Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes I $600,000
Dixiana Breeders' Futurity Stakes I $400,000
Bourbon Stakes III $100,000
Juddmonte Spinster Stakes I $500,000
Jessamine Stakes III $150,000
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes I $400,000
Sycamore Stakes III $100,000
Valley View Stakes III $150,000
Raven Run Stakes II $250,000
Fayette Stakes II $150,000
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OTB Schedule - Friday, Sep 30

Race Tracks Time (EST)
Australia A 10:17 PM
Australia B 10:24 PM
Australia C 10:45 PM
Batavia Downs 6:19 PM
Belmont Park 1:31 PM
Belterra Park 1:30 PM
Charles Town 7:09 PM
Daytona Beach Eve 7:27 PM
Dayton Raceway 6:20 PM
Evangeline Downs 6:36 PM
Freehold Raceway 12:44 PM
Gulfstream Tropical 1:24 PM
Harrahs Philly (Chester) 12:43 PM
Hazel Park 7:31 PM
Iowa Greyhound Park Eve 7:30 PM
Jacksonville Eve 7:49 PM
Laurel Park 1:12 PM
Lone Star Park 7:35 PM
Los Alamitos (QH) 10:00 PM
Mohawk 7:35 PM
Monmouth at Meadowlands 7:00 PM
Northlands Park (TB) 8:31 PM
Northville Downs 7:01 PM
Palm Beach Eve 7:03 PM
Palm Beach Mat 1:09 PM
Penn National 6:01 PM
Plainridge 1:05 PM
Pleasanton 5:16 PM
Prairie Meadows (TB) 6:31 PM
Red Mile 7:08 PM
Remington Park 8:08 PM
Retama Park 7:46 PM
Sanford Eve 7:39 PM
Sanford Mat 1:35 PM
Santa Anita Park 4:02 PM
Saratoga Harness 6:51 PM
Southland Eve 8:31 PM
Southland Mat 2:04 PM
Thistledown 1:43 PM
Tri-State Eve 7:03 PM
Vernon Downs 6:48 PM
Wheeling Downs Eve 6:32 PM
Wheeling Downs Mat 12:32 PM
Will Rogers Downs 1:01 PM
Woodbine (TB) 1:25 PM
Yonkers Raceway 7:13 PM

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