Factfiles for the 11 runners in the 2013 Investec Oaks


Final field for the 234th Investec Derby plus latest going news from Epsom Downs

THE 2013 INVESTEC DERBY RUNNERS – the 234th running Class 1, Group 1, £1,379,500 Total Prize Fund, 4.00pm, Epsom Downs, Saturday, June 1, 2013. For three-year-olds only, entire colts & fillies, one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards. Entries closed December 6, 2011 (442 entries). First scratchings deadline noon, March 5, 2013 (111 remained), £8,000 secondary entry stage noon, April 9, 2013 (17 second entries received), second scratchings deadline noon, May 17, 2013 (24 remained), £75,000 supplementary entry & five-day confirmation stage, noon, May 27,…

Megalala aiming to bring the 100 up in style at Goodwood tomorrow

Drum and bass quartet Rudimental take centre stage on the first of Three Friday Nights at Goodwood tomorrow evening (May 31), and veteran handicapper Megalala will also be hoping to get down with the younger generation in the opening Gordon’s Amateur Riders’ Handicap (6.05pm). The 12-year-old makes his 100th career start for trainer John Bridger in the nine-furlong contest following a successful career that has spanned eight years and has featured 15 wins, including a course and distance victory in this race three years ago….

11 line up in Investec Oaks

Secret Gesture heads 11 fillies going for Classic glory in the £426,250 Investec Oaks, the highlight of Investec Ladies’ Day, over a mile and a half at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31. The daughter of Galileo, now part-owned by Qatar Racing Limited, is the 9/4 favourite with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, after a devastating 10-length success over Miss You Too (66/1) in the Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial on May 11. Jim Crowley’s mount will be bidding to give trainer…

Godolphin pair head QIPCO Sussex Stakes 49

Europe’s leading three-year-old Dawn Approach and older miler Farhh, both owned by Godolphin, headline 49 entries (up from 37 in 2012) for Glorious Goodwood’s top race, the £300,000 Group One QIPCO Sussex Stakes, which is run over a mile on the second day, Wednesday, July 31. Dawn Approach, trained in Ireland by Jim Bolger, gained the European Champion Two-Year-Old title last season and extended his unbeaten record to seven with an impressive five-length success in the Group One QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket over a…

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