10/08/2014 10:34AM

Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup could produce Breeders' Cup contenders

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The lone Grade 1 race in North America this weekend – Saturday’s $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland – is among the most prestigious grass races for 3-year-old fillies. But it doesn’t carry the Breeders’ Cup significance of races such as the Rodeo Drive and Flower Bowl, races for older mares that serve as the primary U.S. preps for the BC Filly and Mare Turf, which will be run Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.

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