Final field for the 234th Investec Derby plus latest going news from Epsom Downs

THE 2013 INVESTEC DERBY RUNNERS – the 234th running Class 1, Group 1, £1,379,500 Total Prize Fund, 4.00pm, Epsom Downs, Saturday, June 1, 2013. For three-year-olds only, entire colts & fillies, one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards. Entries closed December 6, 2011 (442 entries). First scratchings deadline noon, March 5, 2013 (111 remained), £8,000 secondary entry stage noon, April 9, 2013 (17 second entries received), second scratchings deadline noon, May 17, 2013 (24 remained), £75,000 supplementary entry & five-day confirmation stage, noon, May 27,…

11 line up in Investec Oaks

Secret Gesture heads 11 fillies going for Classic glory in the £426,250 Investec Oaks, the highlight of Investec Ladies’ Day, over a mile and a half at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31. The daughter of Galileo, now part-owned by Qatar Racing Limited, is the 9/4 favourite with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, after a devastating 10-length success over Miss You Too (66/1) in the Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial on May 11. Jim Crowley’s mount will be bidding to give trainer…

An Investec Derby To Look Forward To At Epsom Downs On Saturday

The 234th running of the Investec Derby, the most famous Classic of all, has 15 contenders going forward after today’s £75,000 supplementary entry and five-day confirmation stages. Chopin, as expected, was supplemented this morning and the Andreas Wohler-trained three-year-old colt will become the first German runner if lining up on Saturday. He is a 9/1 chance with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, The winner of Britain’s richest race of the year (£1,379,500) will emerge shortly after 4pm on June 1, before…

Dunlop hoping Murtagh can partner Roz as 12 fillies go forward for Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on Friday

Roz is all set to be a first Investec Oaks runner for trainer Harry Dunlop who hopes that Johnny Murtagh will ride the three-year-old in the fillies’ Classic on the first day of the 2013 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, May 31. Twelve fillies go for the £426,250 Investec Oaks, run over a mile and a half, following today’s six-day confirmation and supplementary entry stage. As expected, Banoffee has been supplemented at a cost of £30,000 by trainer Hughie Morrison…

Breakfast With The Stars thoughts of owners, trainers and jockeys

Over 220 people attended today’s Investec Derby Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom Downs Racecourse, eight days before the two-day Investec Derby Festival commences at the Surrey track. Contenders for the two Classics, the Investec Derby and the Investec Oaks, worked on the course as did two likely runners for the Group One Investec Coronation Cup. There were lots of interviews with connections, conducted by Clare Balding and Nick Luck, as well as news from Epsom Downs Racecourse. Investec Derby, Saturday, June 1, Epsom Downs…

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