Godolphin Racing's Questing,
who was eased in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) after
showing no inclination to run, was found to have suffered an injury to
her eye, though no one knows exactly how and when it happened.
"When she got back to the barn that evening, her eye was swollen
shut," Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said. "Fortunately, it
was fine the following morning. We're not sure what happened, but she
seemed fine going to the post, so you would have to assume something
happened in the starting gate. Perhaps she banged herself or got hit
with something as soon as the gates opened.
"It's really a shame, because the race would have set up perfectly
for her, with her speed and the way the track was playing, favoring
speed. She was coming up to the race in fantastic shape."