Updated on 11/03/2012 1:48PM

Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic: Questing okay after being pulled up

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Barbara D. Livingston
Questing, ridden by Irad Ortiz, trails the field into the first turn of the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said that Questing, who was eased entering the backstretch and subsequently vanned off following Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Ladies' Classic, showed no signs of any serious injury after being examined upon returning to her barn.

“She cooled out fine,” said McLaughlin, who trains Questing for Godolphin Racing. “She has no major injuries. She was never on the bridle. She just did not want to perform today.”

McLaughlin said Questing would ship out to Kentucky on Monday.

“We’ll scope her and check her out further here and then send her to Darley’s farm in Kentucky for a rest and further examination,” he said.

Breeders' Cup on-call veterinarian C. Wayne McIlwraith said there were "no obvious abnormalities" following a veterinary inspection of Questing after the race, although the stewards did call for a special post-race blood tests to be taken on the filly.

Questing's performance was somewhat reminiscent of Life At Ten's race in the 2010 Ladies Classic in which she also quickly lost contact with the field and was eventually eased across the finish lane far behind the leaders. After the race track stewards called for a special post-race blood test to be taken on the filly.

Questing, a 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, was an easy winner of both the Coaching Club American Oaks and Alabama this summer at Saratoga. She was beaten a head by My Miss Aurelia as the 2-5 favorite in Parx’s Grade 1 Cotillion in her start prior to the Ladies' Classic.