Summer Racing starts at Newbury this Thursday – ‘Thursday Nights’ begins on June 25

The summer season gets underway at Newbury this Thursday, June 11, with an eight-race card running from 1.50pm through to 5.35pm. Thursday’s action kicks off with a Group One contest for Purebred Arabians, the Shadwell Arabian Stallions International Stakes over a mile and a quarter. The highlight of the seven thoroughbred races is the Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial EBF Stallions Stakes (3.25pm), run over a mile and a quarter for three-year-old fillies who have not won at Group One or Group Two level. A field…

All the news on Investec Derby Day 2015

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL, EPSOM DOWNS RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE INVESTEC DERBY DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015 GOING CHANGE The going at Epsom Downs for Investec Derby Day was changed to Good, Good to Firm in places at 7.15am by Andrew Cooper, Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Epsom Downs, from Good following a dry night. The weather is forecast to remain dry with sunny intervals and temperatures up to 20 Celsius. Rail The dolled-out rail on the far side of the course, in…

All the news on Ladies’ Day at the 2015 Investec Derby Festival

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2015, EPSOM DOWNS RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE INVESTEC LADIES’ DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 5 GOING UPDATE AT 10AM SLIGHT GOING CHANGE ON EPSOM DOWNS The going at Epsom Downs on the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies’ Day, was changed at 10am to Good, Good to Soft in a few places. Three millimetres of rain, which mostly came around 6am, have fallen this morning and a possible patchy shower or two are forecast for later this morning. The GoingStick reading at…

Latest news ahead of the Investec Derby Festival

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2015, EPSOM DOWNS RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015 Four media releases from Epsom Downs Racecourse GOOD GOING AT EPSOM DOWNS The going remains GOOD at Epsom Downs this afternoon and it will be the official description going into tomorrow when the two-day Investec Derby Festival starts. Andrew Cooper, Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Epsom Downs, reported at 4pm: “We have had a drying day but the ground remains Good, with a GoingStick reading of 7.3 at…

11 fillies to line up in Friday’s Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs as Meon Valley Stud hopes to go one better

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 – A field of 11 three-year-old fillies is due to go to post for the exciting 2015 renewal of the £450,000 Group One Investec Oaks (4.30pm), staged over a mile and a half at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 5, day one of the Investec Derby Festival. Legatissimo (David Wachman IRE/Ryan Moore) is the 11/4 favourite with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival. The daughter of Danehill Dancer landed the first fillies’ Classic of the season, the mile…

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