14 fillies going for glory in Friday’s Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs

Legatissimo headlines 14 six-day confirmations for the premier fillies’ Classic, the Group One Investec Oaks, at Epsom Downs on Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 5. The David Wachman-trained filly is the 3/1 favourite with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, to follow up her victory in the mile QIPCO 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 3. Godolphin’s Kazzia was the last filly to complete this Classic double in 2002. There are seven Irish-trained acceptors for the Epsom Downs Classic, worth £450,000, and…

£1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes attracts worldwide entry of 39

The Qatar Sussex Stakes, the £1-million highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival this summer, has attracted a worldwide entry of 39 and takes place on Wednesday, July 29. The Group One mile contest sees its total prize fund more than treble in 2015 (it was worth £300,000 in 2014) and the great race is the feature of the five-day Qatar Goodwood Festival, which runs from Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday, August 1, inclusive. Among the tremendous international entries are the latest two winners of the…

Dubai Duty Free to sponsor Group One contest for Purebred Arabians at Newbury on July 26

The committee of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) is delighted to announce that Dubai Duty Free will be adding their support to the showcase day of UK Arabian racing by sponsoring a Gr.1 PA race at Newbury Racecourse on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Sponsors for the day are UAE-based companies and organisations which seek not only to help DIAR patron HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, promote the sport of Arabian horse racing to…

The stars appeared at breakfast today at Epsom Downs ahead of the Investec Derby Festival

The 2015 Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom Downs Racecourse had everything – with three of the first four in the betting for Britain’s premier Classic, the Investec Derby, exercising on the course, France’s top trainer Andre Fabre flying in by helicopter, Frankie Dettori and lots of news, comment and opinion. Connections, the media, Investec and some of the course’s annual members gathered at 7.30am today, Tuesday May 26, to see six Classic contenders work on the unique undulating Epsom Downs course. Golden Horn (John…

Music legends Madness to perform at Newbury Racecourse in September

Newbury Racecourse announced today that British music legends Madness will be performing their special brand of entertainment after racing on Saturday, September 19, the second day of the Dubai Duty Free International Meeting. In 2015 Madness are performing their biggest series of Outdoor Live Shows ever in the Grandslam Madness Tour. In the last few years they also delivered historic performances at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert, and at the Olympic Games closing ceremony cementing them as the nation’s favourite. Madness previously appeared at Newbury…

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