News from Epsom Downs on the eve of the 2018 Investec Derby Festival

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2018 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE EPSOM DOWNS, THURSDAY, MAY 31   THE 12 RUNNERS FOR THE 2018 INVESTEC DERBY   1 (0) Dee Ex Bee Mark Johnston 9st 0lb Silvestre De Sousa   2 (0) Delano Roosevelt (IRE) Aidan O’Brien, Ireland 9st 0lb   3 (0) Hazapour (IRE) D. K. Weld, Ireland 9st 0lb Frankie Dettori   4 (0) Kew Gardens (IRE) Aidan O’Brien, Ireland 9st 0lb   5 (0) Knight To Behold (IRE) Harry Dunlop 9st 0lb Richard Kingscote   6 (0)…

Wand heads magic Investec Oaks quintet for O’Brien – owner-breeder Nicholas Jones excited ahead of Give And Take’s Classic bid

          Wand heads magic Investec Oaks quintet for O’Brien – owner-breeder Nicholas Jones excited ahead of Give And Take’s Classic bid  A field of nine has been declared to run in the £500,000 G1 Investec Oaks (4.30pm) at Epsom Downs, the highlight of the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 1. The premier fillies’ Classic, run over the same mile and a half as Saturday’s Investec Derby, is one of two G1 prizes on Investec Ladies’…

Wild Illusion among 13 going forward for Friday’s Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs

Group One winner Wild Illusion headlines 13 six-day confirmations for the £500,000 G1 Investec Oaks (4.30pm) at Epsom Downs on the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 1. The premier fillies’ Classic, run over the same mile and half as the Investec Derby, is one of two G1 prizes on Ladies Day, following the £420,000 Investec Coronation Cup for older horses at 3.10pm. Wild Illusion (Charlie Appleby), 4/1 favourite with Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, is…

Unbeaten Saxon Warrior will have up to 15 rivals in the 2018 Investec Derby

Ante-post favourite Saxon Warrior is one of 16 horses going forward for the 2018 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 2, following today’s scratchings deadline, details of which are revealed here. Saxon Warrior, one of seven remaining contenders for Britain and Ireland’s reigning champion Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien, maintained his unbeaten record in style when powering to victory in Britain’s first Classic, the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas, over a mile at Newmarket on May 5. The son of Japanese stallion sensation Deep Impact is the…

Breakthrough Breakfast With The Stars as Roaring Lion revealed a runner for the Investec Derby

For background information, including entries and factfiles for Investec Derby Festival contenders, please click HERE Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - A beautiful morning at Epsom Downs Racecourse greeted the Breakfast With The Stars participants, from horses through to spectators, on Tuesday, May 22. Horses exercised on the track as usual ahead of Britain’s premier Classics, the Investec Derby (Saturday, June 2) and the Investec Oaks (Friday, June 1). Breakfast With The Stars was open to the public for the first time this year. Young Rascal (12/1 with Unibet,…

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