The 240th Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on June 1 has 96 three-year-olds going forward

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 - There are just over 12 weeks until the 240th running of the G1 Investec Derby, the premier Classic and the Greatest Flat Race in the World, at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday, June 1. The 2019 renewal of the historic race over a mile and a half, Britain’s richest at £1.5 million, has 96 contenders remaining following the March 5 scratchings’ deadline, details of which are revealed today. The reigning British champion Flat trainer John Gosden has won the…

The Investec Derby is officially the best three-year-old race in the world

   The 2018 Investec Derby, the premier Classic and Britain’s richest race won by Masar on June 2 at Epsom Downs Racecourse, is today named as the best three-year-old race run anywhere in the world last year. The 239thrunning of the Investec Derby, the most famous global Flat race, saw a first victory for owner Godolphin in its royal blue silks with decisive victor Masar, trained by Charlie Appleby and partnered by William Buick. Masar, who has not raced since, came home a length and…

Yearling entries revealed for 2020 Investec Derby – Britain’s premier Classic and richest race

A total of 356 yearling entries (up from 339 last year) are revealed today for the 241st running of the premier Classic, the Investec Derby, at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 6, 2020. The 2020 renewal of the mile and a half highlight of the Investec Derby Festival will have a prize fund of at least £1.5 million and remains the most valuable race run anywhere in Britain. This year saw the famous blue silks of Godolphin carried to success for the first time in…

Johnston chasing another Investec Derby wildcard with Persian Moon

Saga’s Season Finale this Sunday, September 30, is the last fixture of 2018 at Epsom Downs Racecourse, with the highlight being the £20,000 Investec Conditions Stakes (2.30pm) for two-year-olds over an extended mile, which offers the winner a wildcard entry into the premier Classic, the G1 Investec Derby, staged on June 1, 2019. Saga, the leading provider of products and services primarily tailored for customers over the age of 50 in the UK, are the title sponsor for the day. Gates open at noon with…

All the news from Investec Derby Day 2018

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2018, EPSOM DOWNS RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE INVESTEC DERBY DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 2   Factfile for yesterday’s Investec Oaks winner   Forever Together (IRE) Breeding: 3 b f Galileo (IRE) – Green Room (USA) (Theatrical (IRE)) Breeder: Vimal and Gillian Khosla Born: May 25, 2015 Owner: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE Jockey: Donnacha O’Brien Form: 4-321   *Broke maiden tag in fine style winning yesterday’s £500,000 G1 Investec Oaks at 7/1. Stayed on well for ready four and…

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