News from Epsom Downs on the eve of the 2018 Investec Derby Festival

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2018 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE EPSOM DOWNS, THURSDAY, MAY 31   THE 12 RUNNERS FOR THE 2018 INVESTEC DERBY   1 (0) Dee Ex Bee Mark Johnston 9st 0lb Silvestre De Sousa   2 (0) Delano Roosevelt (IRE) Aidan O’Brien, Ireland 9st 0lb   3 (0) Hazapour (IRE) D. K. Weld, Ireland 9st 0lb Frankie Dettori   4 (0) Kew Gardens (IRE) Aidan O’Brien, Ireland 9st 0lb   5 (0) Knight To Behold (IRE) Harry Dunlop 9st 0lb Richard Kingscote   6 (0)…

International stars among 46 entries for £1-million highlight Qatar Sussex Stakes

International stars among 46 entries for £1-million highlight Qatar Sussex Stakes There is a cosmopolitan feel to the entries for the £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday, August 1, with 46 entries (up from 40 in 2017) from five countries including Australia and the US, details of which are revealed today. The Qatar Sussex Stakes, part of the QIPCO British Champions Series, is the highlight of the five-day Qatar Goodwood Festival, which runs from Tuesday, July 31 to Saturday, August 4, and one…

Wand heads magic Investec Oaks quintet for O’Brien – owner-breeder Nicholas Jones excited ahead of Give And Take’s Classic bid

          Wand heads magic Investec Oaks quintet for O’Brien – owner-breeder Nicholas Jones excited ahead of Give And Take’s Classic bid  A field of nine has been declared to run in the £500,000 G1 Investec Oaks (4.30pm) at Epsom Downs, the highlight of the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 1. The premier fillies’ Classic, run over the same mile and a half as Saturday’s Investec Derby, is one of two G1 prizes on Investec Ladies’…

Wild Illusion among 13 going forward for Friday’s Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs

Group One winner Wild Illusion headlines 13 six-day confirmations for the £500,000 G1 Investec Oaks (4.30pm) at Epsom Downs on the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 1. The premier fillies’ Classic, run over the same mile and half as the Investec Derby, is one of two G1 prizes on Ladies Day, following the £420,000 Investec Coronation Cup for older horses at 3.10pm. Wild Illusion (Charlie Appleby), 4/1 favourite with Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, is…

World’s best Battaash headlines 11 runners in Saturday’s Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes

Star sprinter Battaash, the highest-rated five-furlong performer in the world last year, faces 10 rivals as he returns to action in the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm) at Haydock Park this Saturday, May 26, Great British Bank Holiday Family Day.   Owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum and trained in Lambourn by Charlie Hills, Battaash is partnered by Dane O’Neill, second jockey for the owner, rather than Jim Crowley who is riding in Ireland on Saturday. This will be the fifth time O’Neill has…

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