Breakfast With The Stars – All the news & quotes

Breakfast With The Stars   Epsom Downs Racecourse   Tuesday, May 24, 2016   All the news & quotes   Epsom Downs Racecourse was alive with activity this morning, with five sets of horses working on the soft ground, after the course had 12 millimetres of rain during a storm last night.   Connections of those horses, targeting the two Classics at Epsom Downs, the Investec Oaks on Friday, June 3 and the Investec Derby on Saturday, June 4, related how their charges went later…

22 go forward for Investec Derby

The countdown to the Investec Derby is well underway with just over a fortnight until the premier Classic is run at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Today the latest acceptors for the Britain’s richest race, worth at least £1.325 million, are unveiled with 22 hopefuls going forward (as against 16 at this stage in 2015).   Aidan O’Brien, seeking a sixth Investec Derby triumph, has eight contenders still engaged including Chester Vase victor US Army Ranger and The Gurkha, impressive winner of the…

Minding heads 24 on Investec Oaks trail at Epsom Downs

Hot favourite Minding headlines 24 acceptors for the fillies’ Classic, the £450,000 Group One Investec Oaks (4.30pm), at Epsom Downs on the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 3.   The daughter of Galileo is the 4/7 to favourite with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, following an easy three and a half-length victory in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 1. Kazzia in 2002 is the latest of 47 fillies to win both…

Gosden happy with Wings Of Desire ahead of the Investec Derby, while Midterm has a hamstring problem to overcome

Investec and Epsom Downs Racecourse held an event in Newmarket last night (Monday, May 16), with the information revealed then embargoed until 11.00am today   John Gosden spoke about his Investec Derby hopes at Newmarket before jetting off for a quick trip to America for his daughter Serena’s marriage.   Gosden said: “Through the 1990s, we had a lot of horses placed in the Derby, second, two thirds, fourth and then we did finally win the Classic (Benny The Dip 1997).   “The thing about…

Investec Derby favourite Midterm faces Dante test on Thursday

  Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Midterm (Sir Michael Stoute) goes on trial for the Investec Derby when he lines up in the Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes over an extended 10 furlongs at York this Thursday, May 12.   The son of Galileo, out of 2009 Investec Oaks runner-up and six-time Group One winner Midday, is currently the 11/4 favourite for the Investec Derby with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival. Winner of his only two-year-old start in a maiden at…

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