16 go forward for Investec Derby

Friday, May 22, 2015 – The Investec Derby is staged two weeks tomorrow on Saturday, June 6, and 16 contenders go forward for the premier Classic following today’s scratchings deadline. Staged over the famous one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards at Epsom Downs, the Group One contest is Britain’s richest race with a prize fund of at least £1.325 million. Golden Horn (John Gosden) is the current 7/4 favourite for the Investec Derby with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival. He…

25 fillies still chasing Investec Oaks glory

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – With just over a fortnight until the 2015 Investec Derby Festival gets underway, the countdown intensifies today with the unveiling of the latest acceptors for the £450,000 Group One Investec Oaks, the highlight of Investec Ladies Day at Epsom Downs, Friday, June 5. There are 25 three-year-old fillies going forward for the Investec Oaks, which takes place over the same course as the Investec Derby the following day. Legatissimo (David Wachman IRE) currently heads the market for the premier British…

Strong French contingent go forward for Investec Coronation Cup

Wednesday, May 20, 2014 – Cirrus Des Aigles and Flintshire, who were first and second in last year’s £375,000 Group One Investec Coronation Cup, feature among 13 horses going forward for this year’s renewal, one of the highlights of Investec Derby Day at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 6. The pair feature among a particularly potent French-trained trio, with this season’s Dubai Sheema Classic heroine Dolniya (Alain de Royer Dupre) also in contention for the 12-furlong contest. Cirrus Des Aigles scored by two lengths from…

Investec Derby performances seen at York yesterday

Investec Derby performances seen at York yesterday Friday, May 15, 2015 – The Investec Derby, run for the 236th time on Saturday, June 6, is now just over three weeks away and yesterday saw the running of what is often the most important trial, the Betfred Dante Stakes at York. After a series of inconclusive trials, the Dante Stakes delivered a true-run race and three horses who finished well clear of the other four runners. Newmarket trainer John Gosden sent out the first and second,…

Record field of 18 for richest-ever Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury this Saturday

The Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (3.45pm) has attracted a record field of 18 for the 2015 renewal at Newbury on Saturday, May 16. The previous highest number of runners for the famous mile contest was 15 in 2004. This year’s renewal of the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes boasts record prize money of £350,000. Richard Hannon jnr won the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at his first attempt in 2014 with Olympic Glory and supplies the favourite this time around in Godolphin’s Night Of Thunder…

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