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Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

The outstanding Munnings series follows the trail of the 1991 QEII winners | Coolmore


In this continuing series, we look at past winners of important mares/horse races by the lasting influence they’ve had on the breed. Today is Keeneland’s GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S., a race with a short but long history.

Many articles have been written in the past few weeks about the baptism of “QEII” and its beginnings in honor of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Central Kentucky – and Keeneland – in 1984. As such. , had only 38 runs and the best or third of the winners were too young to have fairly demonstrated their abilities as a producer.

Despite the shortlist in a sport filled with history, a handful of previous QEII winners have been handed down some very special abilities. The following are some of the QEII winners most significant by their impact on the sport through their sons and daughters.

Memories of Silver (1993, Silver Hawk – All My Memories, by Little Current): Who can forget the signature flare of this amazing Darby Dan/Galbreath/Phillips mare appearing in so many top-field competitions? Her prowess continues as a producer with four stake winners, including MGISW Winter Memories and GSW La Cloche. Her descendants in the last 5 years alone have included the French MGSW Spinning Memories (Ire), as well as the US GSWs Hawkish and Bellavais, along with MSW & MGSP Winter Sunset and GISP Seasons.

Perfect Arc (1992, Brown Arc – Podeica {Arg}, by Petronisi {GB}): Only one daughter has given birth to any ponies, but these include Canada’s Horse of the Year 2019 and Canada’s three-time Women’s Lawn Champion Starship Jubilee, who has nine classification wins on both sides. border includes GI Ricoh Woodbine Mile 2020 for men. The Perfect Arc was bred in New York by Delehanty Stock Farm.

La Gueriere (1988, Lord At War {Arg} –Lady Winborne, by Secretariat): Raised by Wimborne Farm, she began her foster career with MGSW & MGISP Lasting Approval and eventually added the GISW Icon Project, as well as two other equity performers. One of the nation’s top males today, MGSW & MGISP Munningsby a daughter, as well as GSW Fashion Business (GB).

Lotka (1983, Danzig – Kennelot, by Gallant Man {GB}): This Kennelot Stables/Henryk de Kwiatkowski cross produced three black category winners, including GSW & GISP Lotta Dancing, while her daughters and granddaughters created GISW Centralinteligence and GSW Fantasticat, as well as the won G1 Chile Kurilov (Chi), Kitcat (Chi), Knockout (Chi), Kossimo (Chi) and Kirikina (Chi).

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