Cambier Parc wires the field in G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Daughter of Medaglia d’Oro earns her second straight G1 victory

Cambier Parc took the lead right out of the starting gate and never looked back as she charged to a one-length victory in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland Oct. 12.

The three-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro led home a Darley-sired exacta with Castle Lady (Shamardal) coming home in second.

Cambier Parc, who was one of three Chad Brown trainees in the field, now has two G1 victories on her resume after taking the G1 Del Mar Oaks in August.

Breaking alertly from the starting gate, Cambier Parc was sent straight to the lead by jockey John Velazquez. She quickly opened a one-length lead as the field raced into the clubhouse turn and onto the backstretch. The dark bay filly continued to lead the way through the rest of the race and was easily able to hold off the late bid of Castle Lady to win easily.

A $1.25 million Keeneland September yearling, Cambier Parc was bred in Kentucky by Bonne Chance Farm LLC and is out of Canadian Horse of the Year, Sealy Hill. Cambier Parc is a half-sister to Hillaby, Champion Female Sprinter in Canada; Belle Hill, winner of the G3 Autumn Miss Stakes; and Gale Force, winner of the G3 Mazarine Stakes.

Cambier Parc is one of four G1 winners for her sire in 2019. In addition to the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup winner, Medaglia d’Oro is the sire of Higher Power (G1 TVG Pacific Classic), Flit (G1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield, Aust.) and Crown Prosecutor (G1 Rosehill Guineas, Aust.). Medaglia d’Oro has also sired 2018 Graded Stakes winners Elate (G2 Delaware Handicap, G2 Fleur de Lis), Café Americano (G3 Pucker Up), Majestic Eagle (G3 American Stakes) and Golden Award (G3 Shuvee).