Investec Derby Day 2016 – all the news & reaction

INVESTEC DERBY DAY 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE EPSOM DOWNS, SATURDAY, JUNE 4 BOXING LEGEND MUHAMMAD ALI HONOURED   Epsom Downs Racecourse will to honour the boxing legend Muhammad Ali with a minute’s applause at 1.30pm today.   Ali, who died of complications from Parkinson’s disease earlier this morning, aged 74, was a sporting icon, Olympic Gold medal winner, the first man to hold the heavyweight crown three times and civil rights campaigner.   GOING REPORT AT EIGHT THIRTY   Andrew Cooper, Head of Racing and…

Investec Ladies Day 2016 – all the news & quotes

INVESTEC LADIES’ DAY 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE EPSOM DOWNS, FRIDAY, JUNE 3   GOING CHANGE AT NOON   Andrew Cooper, Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Epsom Downs, announced a change in the official going to Good to Soft at noon today.   He explained: “I’ve just come back from walking the course again, this time with the stewards, and we’ve agreed to change the going description.   “The vast majority of the course is now Good to Soft. There are a…

16 go to post in richest-ever Investec Derby

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVSAL 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE EPSOM DOWNS, THURSDAY, JUNE 2   16 GO TO POST IN RICHEST-EVER INVESTEC DERBY   A field of 16 is set to go to post in the 237th renewal of the Investec Derby, Britain’s richest-ever race with a prize fund of £1,545,000, following today’s final declaration stage. The premier Classic takes place at Epsom Downs over a mile and a half at 4.30pm on Saturday, June 4, Investec Derby Day. The only absentees from the horses at the…

Diamonds could sparkle in Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on Friday

Minding (Aidan O’Brien/Ryan Moore) heads a field of nine for the £475,000 Investec Oaks, the Group One fillies’ Classic over a mile and a half at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 3, Investec Ladies’ Day.   The 10/11 favourite with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, Minding is going for a second Classic victory, having landed the mile QIPCO 1000 Guineas impressively at Newmarket on May 1 before suffering a surprise reversal in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh on May 22,…

Richest Investec Derby to be staged at Epsom Downs on Saturday as 18 colts go for Classic glory

Richest Investec Derby to be staged at Epsom Downs on Saturday as 18 colts go for Classic glory Monday, May 30, 2016 – Wings Of Desire (John Gosden), one of four supplementary entries, heads 18 contenders going forward today for the premier Classic, the Group One Investec Derby, which will be Britain’s richest-ever race when run at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4, Investec Derby Day. Wings Of Desire (the 4/1 joint-favourite with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival) and today’s other supplementary…

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