All the news from Investec Ladies’ Day at the 2017 Investec Derby Festival

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2017, EPSOM DOWNS RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE INVESTEC LADIES’ DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 2           Good going still but likely to change before racing   It was dry overnight but with a heavy dew, and the going remains   Good.   Clerk of the Course Andrew Cooper said at 7.40am: “The ground still walks generally Good, but has dried a shade from yesterday.   “With more dry weather forecast this morning, it is anticipated that the going description will change…

19 go forward in Investec Derby

A total of 19 horses have been declared to run in Saturday’s Investec Derby at Epsom Downs, which is the biggest field since 20 went to post in 2003 when Kris Kin (6/1) landed a huge gamble for Sir Michael Stoute and Kieren Fallon.   As expected, almost all those confirmed and added at the five-day stage for the 238th running of the premier Classic have stood their ground, with only absentee being the Aidan O’Brien-trained Finn McCool.   Even so, O’Brien saddles a total…

Churchill and Ribchester head exciting entries for £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood

Europe’s top milers Churchill and Ribchester star among 40 entries for the £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday, August 2, details of which are revealed today. The G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes is the richest race and highlight of the five-day Qatar Goodwood Festival, which in 2017 runs from Tuesday, August 1, through to Saturday, August 5. Churchill looks the pick of the Classic generation over a mile following victories in the G1 QIPCO 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and Irish equivalent at the Curragh, while four-year-old Ribchester made…

Rhododendron tops 10 runners in Investec Oaks, with same number contesting Investec Coronation Cup

Rhododendron takes on nine rivals in the £500,000 Group One Investec Oaks (4.30pm) at Epsom Downs on the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 2. The mile and a half Classic is the highlight of a seven-race card on Investec Ladies’ Day which also features the £420,000 G1 Investec Coronation Cup (3.10pm) for older horses. Rhododendron (Aidan O’Brien IRE/Ryan Moore) is the 10/11 favourite with Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, having finished strongly to take second behind…

Sovereign Debt among strong supporting cast at this week’s 2017 Investec Derby Festival

The 2017 Investec Derby Festival is almost here with the two-day spectacular getting underway at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 2, Investec Ladies’ Day, followed by Investec Derby Day on Saturday, June 3. In addition to the three G1 highlights – Britain’s premier Classic and richest race, the £1.625 million Investec Derby, plus the £500,000 Investec Oaks and the £420,000 Investec Coronation Cup, which are both staged on the first day this year – there is high-class supporting action across the two days. Popular eight-year-old Sovereign…

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