Mehdaayih supplemented as 16 chase Classic glory in Friday’s Investec Oaks while Old Persian added to Investec Coronation Cup

  Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Supplementary entry Mehdaayih headlines 16 contenders going forward for the £523,750 G1 Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on day one of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, May 31. Mehdaayih has been added to the 12-furlong fillies’ Classic at a cost of £30,000 after a scintillating four and a half-length victory in the Listed Cheshire Oaks on May 8. The Frankel filly is the 9/4 favourite with Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival. Mehdaayih’s trainer John Gosden…

Joseph O’Brien pondering Investec Oaks options as 22 go forward for £500,000 contest at Epsom Downs on Investec Ladies Day, May 31

  Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Classic winner Hermosa plus impressive trial scorers Anapurna and Pink Dogwood feature among 22 fillies still engaged in the fillies’ Classic, the Investec Oaks, following today’s scratchings’ deadline.   The famous and historic G1 race takes place over one mile, four furlongs and six yards at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31, Investec Ladies Day and day one of the Investec Derby Festival.   Anapurna, trained by John Gosden, could not have been more impressive when sauntering to a…

Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo targets G1 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on May 31

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Top filly Magical is one of 18 entries going forward for the G1 Investec Coronation Cup, worth £425,000, at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31, Investec Ladies’ Day, details of which are revealed today.   The four-year-old progressed when stepped up to 12 furlongs at the backend of 2018, landing the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot in October before pushing Enable all the way in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs, USA in…

10th anniversary Derby Walk from London’s Knightsbridge to Epsom Downs Racecourse takes place this Sunday, May 19

  The Investec Derby Festival is now two and a half weeks away and the build-up to the two-day extravaganza at Epsom Downs (Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1) continues this weekend with the annual Derby Walk, on Sunday, May 19. Founded by John Sandys, the Derby Walk is celebrating its 10th anniversary and begins from the Tattersalls Tavern, Knightsbridge, London at 9.00am and finishes at Epsom Downs Racecourse after passing through Elephant & Castle, Clapham, Colliers Wood, Merton and Morden. This will lead…

Appleby hoping Line Of Duty can follow Masar & win the 240th Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on June 1

  Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping Line Of Dutycan emulate stablemate Masar by winning the 2019 £1.5 million G1 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day and day two of the Investec Derby Festival. Masar provided a first victory for Godolphin’s royal blue colours in the 239th running of the premier Classic, the Investec Derby, in a momentous result at Epsom Downs on June 2, 2018. One of British racing’s greatest supporters, Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation…

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