Queen Elizabeth II Stakes


What the Nation is saying about the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes...

Olympic Glory claimed his second career Group I victory in powerful fashion by breezing to victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on British Champions Day.Read More
Great field about ready to race here...Dawn Approach, Soft Falling Rain, Maxios, Olympic Glory...
  • yukichan · Olympic Glory and Elusive Kate the best value... · 180 days ago ·
  • yukichan · It's Olympic Glory by daylight! With Top Notch Tonto and Kingsbarn following. · 180 days ago ·
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by Qipco (Group 1) A BLISTERING performance from Excelebration put this race to bed in a matter of strides as Aidan O'Brien's 10-11 favourite landed his third Group 1 with a dominant display which saw him trounce Cityscape and Elusive Kate with ease. The first thr...Read More
  • ARBY · Great showing yesterday. Will 1 mile around two turns impact his BC showing? The Mile field will be interesting as it sorts itself out. · 543 days ago ·
Do you remember the Washington Generals? Sure you do; they were the basketball team that took it on the chin from the Harlem Globetrotters too many times to count. Their amazing losing streak helped highlight the spectacular play of the winners. Why do I bring up the Generals in a horse racing colum...Read More
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  • mattowan · Between the Ladies Classic and the Mile it should be a fabulous BC. A shame the Classic won't be as great a field. · 544 days ago ·
  • ILuvTurfRacing · @BrianZipse, I thought Excelebration's win today in the QE II Stakes was one of, if not the most impressive performance on the Champions Day card. Can't wait to see Excelebration and Wise Dan go at each other in the BC Mile. But I warn those who think Wise Dan will win the BC Mile easily that Excelebration's of much higher class and ability than the horses Wise Dan's been beating in America. It's fair to say Excelebration beat Cityscape today at Ascot just as impressively as Wise Dan beat him at Woodbine, IMO. · 544 days ago ·
SUPERSTAR colt Frankel stretched his unbeaten record to nine with another convincing thumping of his rivals.Read More
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  • Winplacsho · Frankel and Immortal Verse sadly won't be coming over for the BC Mile. · 914 days ago ·
  • rossington · I haven't heard officially one way or the other if Henry Cecil and Prince Khalid Abdullah intend to make the trek to Churchill Downs with Frankel in 3 weeks time for the BC Mile or not? But regardless whether Frankel shows up for the race or not? He's left little doubt that he's the best turf miler in the world by a street this year. If he does show up for the BC Mile? My advise to everyone is to lump on big. Because with no disrespect intended to Goldikova or Freddie Head, Frankel could likely stop halfway through the race to take a p-ss, and still beat Goldikova with a fare bit in hand. TJMO. · 914 days ago ·
Undefeated superstar Frankel makes his long-awaited return to the races this Saturday in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes...Read More
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  • Bunyip1976 · I think Immortal Verse could run Frankel close at decent odds,wheni say close i`m talking 4 or 5 lengths!! · 915 days ago ·
  • Eclipse First · Great field--Immortal Verse is the real deal, and Dick Turpin and Dubawi Gold both a bit scary; still looking for Frankel to remain undefeated, but do feel this will be closer. · 915 days ago ·
Big racing weekends are commonplace for TVG, America’s horseracing network, and the one upcoming is no exception.On Sunday, TVG will present live, on-site coverage from Toronto in the form of Woodbine’s three major Breeders’ Cup Challenge races – the Pattison Canadian International, the E.P. Taylor ...Read More
SIR HENRY CECIL on Monday reported that unbeaten colt Frankel remains in excellent form before the Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, but insisted the result is not a formality.Frankel is a hot 1-3 favourite to remain unbeaten and win his ninth consecutive race when he takes to the track at Ascot ...Read More
THE brilliant Frankel impressed work watchers on Friday morning when he put the finishes touches to his preparation for next Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.Ridden by Tom Queally, the son of Galileo, unbeaten in eight starts, was in action on the watered gallop with regular work compan...Read More
FLYING French filly Immortal Verse could clash with the unbeaten Frankel in the Qipco-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on British Champions Day after connections confirmed her for the Group 1 on October 15.Immortal Verse featured among a list of 14 acceptors for the race on Wednesday and...Read More
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  • medlocke · @woodbinemile, At their best, I think both Immortal Verse and Dick Turpin are really good turf milers. But Frankel's really in a category all his own. I think Immortal Verse is likely to find out the hard way that beating Goldikova over a mile like she did in the Prix Jacques Le Marois is a different proposition altogether than trying to beat to Frankel over a mile? JMO. · 926 days ago ·
  • RamonDimas · well it looks like they will!! · 926 days ago ·
FRANKEL continued his preparation for the Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on October 15 with an impressive piece of work under big-race jockey Tom Queally on Friday morning.Unbeaten in eight career starts, Frankel worked over 7½f on the Watered Gallop in Newmarket at around 6.30am with stablemates H...Read More
  • medlocke · I just finished watching an interview with Sir Henry Cecil that's posted on the Racing Post web-site. Cecil was interviewd by Racing Post while they were showing footage of work's for Frankel, Twice Over, and Midday in prepartion for the Champion's Day card at Ascot coming up in October. Cecil had this to say about Twice Over and Midday, and I quote: There was little between the two on the day in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York that we've decided to run the two together again in the G1 Champion Stakes. That race will be Twice Over's final race before he's reitred to stud. Because he doesn't go well enough on conventional dirt to bring him over for the BC Classic. The Champion Stakes could also possibly be Midday's final race? Although she does have an entry for the BC F&M Turf, and we're going to see first how well she comes out of the race at Ascot before we decide whether or not she'll go to Churchill Downs? If Midday does go to the BC F&M Turf? That will be her final race, for sure. End quote!! · 934 days ago ·
After Saturday’s Irish Champion Stakes, I’m fairly certain that many of us have run out of ways to describe So You Think. To borrow a line I heard in a commercial, “…all I can say is ‘wow’…” It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve watched So You Think race, he still continues to amaze me. That was the...Read More
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  • footlick · @medlocke- thanks. I knew she was running in the St Leger, but didn't knnow if they would try the Arc or not. Would that free Frankie up to ride Snow Fairy if she goes? · 955 days ago ·
  • Rossington · @mary.schweitzer, That's correct!! It was on England's Racing Post web-site this morning that Aidan O'Brien intends to send Cape Blanco back to America to run in the G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont on Oct. 2nd. The Joe Hirsch being 1-1/2 race should put Cape Blanco spot on for this year's Breeders Cup Turf. Likely Clement will send Winchester out after Cape Blanco instead of Gio Ponti this time. The race being 1-1/2 instead of 1-1/4. · 955 days ago ·
Under a perfectly timed ride by Frankie Dettori, Poet's Voice rallied furiously to deny Rip Van Winkle by a nose in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by Sony (Eng-I) at Ascot Sept. 25.Steadied at the start by Dettori, Poet’s Voice was dropped into last as Air Chief Marshal was gunned to the fr...Read More
Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot Racecourse is, arguably, the most important Group 1 mile turf race outside the United States. The QE II is part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, which earns the winner an automatic invitation to compete in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Churchill Downs.Read More
  • mshutty · Did get to see the impressive victory posted by Rip Van Winkle in the Juddmonte. Quite a performance and he looks better than ever. Certainly the one to beat tomorrow. Seems the C team from Europe have been handling the A team from North America pretty well this past Summer. Imagine what their A and B teams will bring come Breeders Cup. Nice recap on the recent history of the QE II. · 1301 days ago ·
  • medlocke · Great race in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot today. Race favorite, and 2009 Q.E.II winner, Rip Van Winkle, was beaten in an extremely tight photo finish by the Godolphin colt Poet's Voice. Poet's Voice came into the race off of a win at Goodwood in the G2 totesport.com Celebration Mile. Rip Van Winkle won the G1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York back in August. Against a stellar field of competition. Defeating 3rd place finisher in the 09' Classic, Twice Over, by a nose. But Rip Van Winkle has since been well beaten by his stablemate, Cape Blanco, in the G1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, and in today's Q.E.II Stakes at Ascot. Cape Blanco is the Ballydoyle 3yr.old who has won the G2 Dante Stakes at York. The G1 Irish Derby at the Curragh. And was 2nd to Harbinger in the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Trainer Aidan O'Brien commented after Rip Van Winkle's loss in the Q.E.II today that "they will have to sit down and evaluate whether or not to send Rip back to America for this year's Breeders Cup." I think it's much more likely that we're going to see his stablemate, Cape Blanco, in this year's Classic instead. The Irish Champion Stakes is a "Breeders Cup Challenge win and your in" race. So Cape Blanco already has the automatic victory to gain entry into the Classic. Cape Blanco destroyed Rip Van Winkle, Twice Over, Sea Lord, Beethoven, and Famous Name in the G1 Irish Champion Stakes. Rip Van Winkle finished a very distant 2nd to his stablemate in that race, with Twice Over a distant 3rd. · 1300 days ago ·

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video10/19/13Asc41 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1Olympic GloryTop Notch TontoKingsbarns1:44.18
View Details10/20/12Asc41 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1ExcelebrationCityscapeElusive Kate1:42.33
View DetailsView Video10/15/11Asc11 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1FrankelExcelebrationImmortal Verse1:39.45
View DetailsView Video09/25/10Asc51 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1Poet's VoiceRip Van WinkleRed Jazz1:39.76
View DetailsView Video09/26/09Asc51 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1Rip Van WinkleZacintoDelegator1:38.82
View Details09/27/08Asc51 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1Raven's PassHenrythenavigatorSabana Perdida1:38.94
View DetailsView Video09/23/06Asc11 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1George WashingtonAraafaCourt Masterpiece1:40.06
View Details09/24/05New51 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1StarcraftDubawiBlatant 1:37.87
View Details09/25/04Asc51 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1RaktiLucky StoryRefuse To Bend1:39.82
View DetailsView Video09/27/03Asc51 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1FalbravRussian Rhythm Tillerman1:38.99
View Details09/28/02Asc51 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1Where Or WhenHawk WingTillerman1:41.37
View Details09/23/00Asc31 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1ObservatoryGiant's CausewayBest Of The Bests1:41.40
View DetailsView Video09/26/99Asc21 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1Dubai MillenniumAlmushtarakGold Academy1:46.24
View Details09/28/96Asc31 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1Mark Of EsteemBosra ShamFirst Island1:40.95
View Details09/24/94Asc41 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1MaroofBaratheaBigstone1:42.75
View Details09/25/93Asc41 mileT03+ MQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1BigstoneBaratheaKingmambo1:42.89