All the news from Investec Derby Day 2019

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL, EPSOM DOWNS RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE INVESTEC DERBY DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 1   Frankie is an Epsom Downs Legend   Yesterday, Investec Ladies’ Day, saw Frankie Dettori land his fifth Investec Oaks aboard Anapurna.   First successful in the fillies’ Classic aboard Balanchine a quarter of a century ago (1994), Flat racing’s most recognisable face was also triumphant on Moonshell (1995) and Kazzia (2002) who like Balanchine were owned by Godolphin.   His latest two successes in the Investec Oaks have come on…

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…

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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