Yearling entries for 2019 Investec Derby revealed

- The yearling entries are revealed today for the 240th running of the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Britain’s premier Classic and richest race, run over a mile and a half for three-year-old colts and fillies, carries a prize fund of at least £1.5-million. There are 338 yearling entries for the 2019 renewal. The Coolmore partners of Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith have dominated the Classic in recent times, with seven winners in various combinations of ownership –…

Investec Derby wildcard entry on offer for winner of totepool Conditions Race at Epsom Downs on Sunday

Epsom Downs Racecourse breaks new ground this Sunday, October 1, with the first two-year-old race to offer a wildcard entry into next year’s £1.5 million G1 Investec Derby.   The winner of the extended-mile £20,000 totepool Conditions Race (2.40pm) will receive an entry into Britain’s premier Classic and richest race, run over a mile and a half at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 2, 2018, providing they are not already entered or a gelding.   The 14 entries for Sunday’s contest, staged at Epsom’s last…

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…

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