Sponsored Races

Keeneland | Team Coyle
“Dixiana is pleased to support Keeneland in its mission to promote integrity and strengthen the sport. Keeneland and Dixiana are united through the corporate partnership program, which allows Dixiana to support industry and community initiatives and projects throughout Central Kentucky.”
William Shively
Farm Owner

$600,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1T) - Keeneland Fall Meet

The Challenge Cup honors Queen Elizabeth II, an astute Thoroughbred breeder and owner who attended the races at Keeneland on Oct. 11, 1984, during her private six-day visit to Central Kentucky. That day, she watched a mock Thoroughbred sale in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, met members of the jockey colony and presented a trophy to the connections of the first winner of her namesake race, Cherry Valley Farm’s Sintra, who was ridden by Keith Allen for trainer Steven Penrod. 

Dixiana is pleased to be the sponsor of the $600,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1), the Fall Meet’s prestigious invitational turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

In 2022 Gina Romantica captured the 39th QE II Challenge Cup (G1) presented by Dixiana for owner Peter M. Brant, trainer Chad Brown, and Jockey Flavien Prat.

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