Attwater eyes local success as 2018 winner Tanasoq among 48 entries for next month’s Investec ‘Dash’ Handicap at Epsom Downs Racecourse

  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Last year’s winner Tanasoq is among 48 entries (up from 42 in 2018) for the £100,000 Investec ‘Dash’ Handicap over the world’s fastest five furlongs (record time 53.69s) at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day, day two of the Investec Derby Festival. Tanasoq, one of seven entries from North Yorkshire-based trainer Paul Midgley, scored decisively up the stands’ rail in 2018 and the six-year-old looked as good as ever on his 2019 return when defeating El Astronaute in a…

Aidan O’Brien’s first victory in the Investec Blue Riband Trial at Epsom Downs

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Cape Of Good Hope provided Ireland’s 20-time champion Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien with a first success in the £50,000 Listed Investec Blue Riband Trial (2.45pm, 1m 2f 17y) at Epsom Downs today, the opening trial for the £1.5 million G1 Investec Derby back at the course on June 1. Ridden by Ryan Moore, the three-year-old son of Galileo, the 2001 Derby winner, was settled in mid-division in the early stages of the 10-furlong contest as Massam (Mark Johnston/Franny Norton, 25/1) and Sameem (James…

Investec Derby clues expected as racing returns to Epsom Downs on Wednesday

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Epsom Downs Racecourse stages its first fixture of 2019 on Wednesday, April 24, with a valuable six-race card featuring the £50,000 Listed Investec Blue Riband Trial (2.45pm, 14 entries). The 10-furlong contest for three-year-olds offers the winner (if not already entered or a gelding) a wildcard entry into the £1.5-million G1 Investec Derby, Britain’s richest race and premier Classic, back at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1. Trainer John Gosden has won the four most recent runnings of the Investec Blue…

Fillies’ Mile winner Iridessa headlines 60 entries for Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs

  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Group One winner Iridessa stars among 60 entries for the 2019 G1 Investec Oaks, the Epsom Downs Classic, details of which are revealed today. The 12-furlong fillies’ Classic is the highlight on day one of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, May 31, and carries a total prize fund of at least £500,000. One of two Investec Oaks entries for Joseph O’Brien and owner Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez, Iridessa provided O’Brien with his first G1 success in Britain as a trainer when…

Superstar Enable stars among 26 entries for G1 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Brilliant mare Enable (John Gosden) stars among 26 entries for the £425,000 Investec Coronation Cup, one of two G1 contests at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31, Investec Ladies’ Day. Now a five-year-old, Nathaniel mare Enable has been successful on 10 of her 11 starts, with seven of her successes coming at G1 level. Her G1 victories include a stunning course and distance success in the 2017 Investec Oaks, when she came home five lengths in front. After a delayed start to her…

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