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WHAT YEAR WAS THE ONLY YEAR THAT THE QE II CHALLENGE CUP WAS RUN ON THE DIRT?
The QE II challenge Cup (GI), although not a Win and You’re In race, offers a perfect prep for the Markers Mark Filly and Mare Turf to be run Saturday, November 6, 2021, just three weeks away. Dayatthespa in won the QE II Challenge Cup in 2021 and the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf in 2014. In the nearly four decades of run the QE II Challenge it has been run on the dirt only once. It was its inaugural race in 1984 with Queen Elizabeth II in attendance giving the trophy to the winner, Sintra, that is was run on the dirt track.