Snow Moon up in grade at Newbury on Thursday

Snow Moon steps up in class and distance for the £50,000 Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial EBF Stallions Stakes (3.05pm, nine runners), the highlight of a seven-race card at Newbury on Thursday, June 9.   The 10-furlong contest was won by subsequent Irish Oaks heroine Great Heavens in 2010, while last year’s scorer Speedy Boarding captured a Group Two event at Saint-Cloud recently.   Trained by John Gosden for leading owner Lady Bamford, Snow Moon was third to recent Investec Oaks runner-up Architecture on her debut…

Ascot announces new horsemen initiatives

Following the announcement in January that Royal Ascot will be run for a record £6.6m next week, (after an increase of £1m on 2015 values), Ascot Racecourse today unveils enhanced facilities and benefits for horsemen, for next week and beyond. Owners & Trainers Badging & Facilities – Royal Ascot The new Unsaddling Enclosure, equipped with equine misters, was completed and opened in April. The whole of the upstairs first floor of the Pre-Parade Ring building has been dedicated to Owners’ and Trainers’ dining facilities for…

Investec Derby Day 2016 – all the news & reaction

INVESTEC DERBY DAY 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE EPSOM DOWNS, SATURDAY, JUNE 4 BOXING LEGEND MUHAMMAD ALI HONOURED   Epsom Downs Racecourse will to honour the boxing legend Muhammad Ali with a minute’s applause at 1.30pm today.   Ali, who died of complications from Parkinson’s disease earlier this morning, aged 74, was a sporting icon, Olympic Gold medal winner, the first man to hold the heavyweight crown three times and civil rights campaigner.   GOING REPORT AT EIGHT THIRTY   Andrew Cooper, Head of Racing and…

Investec Ladies Day 2016 – all the news & quotes

INVESTEC LADIES’ DAY 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE EPSOM DOWNS, FRIDAY, JUNE 3   GOING CHANGE AT NOON   Andrew Cooper, Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Epsom Downs, announced a change in the official going to Good to Soft at noon today.   He explained: “I’ve just come back from walking the course again, this time with the stewards, and we’ve agreed to change the going description.   “The vast majority of the course is now Good to Soft. There are a…

16 go to post in richest-ever Investec Derby

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVSAL 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE EPSOM DOWNS, THURSDAY, JUNE 2   16 GO TO POST IN RICHEST-EVER INVESTEC DERBY   A field of 16 is set to go to post in the 237th renewal of the Investec Derby, Britain’s richest-ever race with a prize fund of £1,545,000, following today’s final declaration stage. The premier Classic takes place at Epsom Downs over a mile and a half at 4.30pm on Saturday, June 4, Investec Derby Day. The only absentees from the horses at the…

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