Sir Dragonet headlines O’Brien’s round table as 13 bid for Investec Derby glory

A field of 13 is set to go to phost for the premier Classic, the £1.625-million G1 Investec Derby, which is staged at Epsom Downs Racecourse at 4.30pm on Saturday, June 1, the highlight of the Investec Derby Festival. Ireland’s 21-times champion Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien is seeking a record-equalling seventh Investec Derby win as he launches a seven-pronged attack on the 240th running of the Investec Derby over 12 furlongs and six yards. The master of Ballydoyle’s septet are spearheaded by Sir Dragonet, the mount…

Her Majesty The Queen to unveil inaugural Lester Piggott statue on Investec Derby Day at Epsom Downs

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Her Majesty The Queen will unveil a bronze life-sized statue of nine-time Derby winning Jockey, Lester Piggott, in his presence, at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Investec Derby Day, Saturday, June 1. Epsom Downs is honoured to be the first racecourse to reveal one of nine life-size Lester Piggott statues that will be located at courses around the country, sculpted by Willie Newton. These have been created in celebration of champion jockey Lester Piggott’s astonishing nine Derby wins, 65 years since his first on Never…

Pink Dogwood & Mehdaayih top 14 fillies in Friday’s Epsom Downs Classic, the Investec Oaks

  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – A field of 14, the highest number in the last five years, is set to go to post in the £525,000 G1 Investec Oaks (4.30pm), the premier fillies’ Classic and highlight of a fabulous Investec Ladies’ Day at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31.   Staged over the same one mile, four furlongs and six yards as the Investec Derby, the Investec Oaks is one of two G1 contests on Investec Ladies’ Day alongside the G1 Investec Coronation Cup…

Classic winners among £1-mQatar Sussex Stakes entries, highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival

Classic winners among £1-million G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes entries, highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival Winners of the Classics so far in 2019 plus star older milers (12 individual G1 winners in total) feature among the 35 entries for the £1-million G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes, staged at Goodwood on Wednesday, July 31, day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The Qatar Sussex Stakes, over a mile for three-year-olds and upwards, is the richest race run during the magnificent Qatar Goodwood Festival, which takes place from…

Telecaster and Sir Dragonet supplemented for Saturday’s premier Classic, the Investec Derby, at Epsom Downs

  Monday, May 27, 2019 - Two supplementary entries - Sir Dragonet and Telecaster at a cost of £85,000 each – were made this morning to the premier Classic, the G1 Investec Derby, which is staged at Epsom Downs Racecourse at 4.30pm on Saturday, June 1. Both three-year-old colts were impressive winners of their Derby trials, with the unbeaten Aidan O’Brien-trained Sir Dragonet, owned by the Coolmore partnership of Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, coming with a devastating run from last to first in the G3 Chester Vase…

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