Investec Derby Day 2017 – all the news

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2017, EPSOM DOWNS RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE INVESTEC DERBY DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 3 GOING CHANGED TO GOOD, GOOD TO FIRM IN PLACES THIS MORNING   The official going at Epsom Downs Racecourse changed at 7.20am to   Good, Good to Firm in places   from Good after dry weather overnight.   Andrew Cooper, Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Epsom Downs, said at 8am: “We were dry overnight.   “There was a tiny bit of drizzle early this morning but…

All the news from Investec Ladies’ Day at the 2017 Investec Derby Festival

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2017, EPSOM DOWNS RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE INVESTEC LADIES’ DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 2           Good going still but likely to change before racing   It was dry overnight but with a heavy dew, and the going remains   Good.   Clerk of the Course Andrew Cooper said at 7.40am: “The ground still walks generally Good, but has dried a shade from yesterday.   “With more dry weather forecast this morning, it is anticipated that the going description will change…

19 go forward in Investec Derby

A total of 19 horses have been declared to run in Saturday’s Investec Derby at Epsom Downs, which is the biggest field since 20 went to post in 2003 when Kris Kin (6/1) landed a huge gamble for Sir Michael Stoute and Kieren Fallon.   As expected, almost all those confirmed and added at the five-day stage for the 238th running of the premier Classic have stood their ground, with only absentee being the Aidan O’Brien-trained Finn McCool.   Even so, O’Brien saddles a total…

Churchill and Ribchester head exciting entries for £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood

Europe’s top milers Churchill and Ribchester star among 40 entries for the £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday, August 2, details of which are revealed today. The G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes is the richest race and highlight of the five-day Qatar Goodwood Festival, which in 2017 runs from Tuesday, August 1, through to Saturday, August 5. Churchill looks the pick of the Classic generation over a mile following victories in the G1 QIPCO 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and Irish equivalent at the Curragh, while four-year-old Ribchester made…

Rhododendron tops 10 runners in Investec Oaks, with same number contesting Investec Coronation Cup

Rhododendron takes on nine rivals in the £500,000 Group One Investec Oaks (4.30pm) at Epsom Downs on the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 2. The mile and a half Classic is the highlight of a seven-race card on Investec Ladies’ Day which also features the £420,000 G1 Investec Coronation Cup (3.10pm) for older horses. Rhododendron (Aidan O’Brien IRE/Ryan Moore) is the 10/11 favourite with Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, having finished strongly to take second behind…

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