Investec Derby clues expected as racing returns to Epsom Downs on Wednesday

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Epsom Downs Racecourse stages its first fixture of 2019 on Wednesday, April 24, with a valuable six-race card featuring the £50,000 Listed Investec Blue Riband Trial (2.45pm, 14 entries). The 10-furlong contest for three-year-olds offers the winner (if not already entered or a gelding) a wildcard entry into the £1.5-million G1 Investec Derby, Britain’s richest race and premier Classic, back at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1. Trainer John Gosden has won the four most recent runnings of the Investec Blue…

Fillies’ Mile winner Iridessa headlines 60 entries for Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs

  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Group One winner Iridessa stars among 60 entries for the 2019 G1 Investec Oaks, the Epsom Downs Classic, details of which are revealed today. The 12-furlong fillies’ Classic is the highlight on day one of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, May 31, and carries a total prize fund of at least £500,000. One of two Investec Oaks entries for Joseph O’Brien and owner Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez, Iridessa provided O’Brien with his first G1 success in Britain as a trainer when…

Superstar Enable stars among 26 entries for G1 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Brilliant mare Enable (John Gosden) stars among 26 entries for the £425,000 Investec Coronation Cup, one of two G1 contests at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31, Investec Ladies’ Day. Now a five-year-old, Nathaniel mare Enable has been successful on 10 of her 11 starts, with seven of her successes coming at G1 level. Her G1 victories include a stunning course and distance success in the 2017 Investec Oaks, when she came home five lengths in front. After a delayed start to her…

The 240th Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on June 1 has 96 three-year-olds going forward

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 - There are just over 12 weeks until the 240th running of the G1 Investec Derby, the premier Classic and the Greatest Flat Race in the World, at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday, June 1. The 2019 renewal of the historic race over a mile and a half, Britain’s richest at £1.5 million, has 96 contenders remaining following the March 5 scratchings’ deadline, details of which are revealed today. The reigning British champion Flat trainer John Gosden has won the…

The Investec Derby is officially the best three-year-old race in the world

   The 2018 Investec Derby, the premier Classic and Britain’s richest race won by Masar on June 2 at Epsom Downs Racecourse, is today named as the best three-year-old race run anywhere in the world last year. The 239thrunning of the Investec Derby, the most famous global Flat race, saw a first victory for owner Godolphin in its royal blue silks with decisive victor Masar, trained by Charlie Appleby and partnered by William Buick. Masar, who has not raced since, came home a length and…

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