Cracksman the new Investec Derby hope for Dettori, Gosden and Oppenheimer

Jockey Frankie Dettori, trainer John Gosden and owner/breeder Anthony Oppenheimer teamed up for Investec Derby glory with Golden Horn in 2015 and they are dreaming of success again in the premier British Classic with the unbeaten Cracksman. The three-year-old Frankel colt, having just his second start, got up in the last stride to win the £50,000 Investec Derby Trial over 10 furlongs and 18 yards at Epsom Downs today. In beating the much more experienced Permian by a short-head, Cracksman became the third consecutive winner for…

New season at Epsom Downs gets underway as eight runners declared for Investec Derby Trial

Exciting unbeaten colts Cracksman and Tartini head eight runners for the £50,000 Investec Derby Trial (2.45pm), the highlight of the Investec Spring Meeting, which opens the new season at Epsom Downs on Wednesday, April 26. The 10-furlong contest promises to be the best running of the trial that Epsom Downs has seen in recent years, with Cracksman a 14/1 chance and Tartini a 20/1 shot for Britain’s premier Classic, the £1.5-million Investec Derby (Epsom Downs, June 3), with Unibet, the official betting partner for the 2017 Investec Derby Festival….

Rhododendron & Hydrangea could bloom among Investec Oaks entries

  Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Entries are unveiled today for the Investec Oaks, the premier fillies’ Classic and highlight of Ladies’ Day at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 2, day one of the Investec Derby Festival. First run in 1779, a year before the Investec Derby, the Group One contest, worth £500,000, is staged over a mile and a half and has 54 three-year-old fillies engaged. Ireland’s champion trainer Aidan O’Brien has won the latest two renewals of the Investec Oaks, with Minding (2016) and…

Postponed headlines in 2017 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs

Postponed headlines in 2017 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs   Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - Last year’s impressive winner Postponed (Roger Varian) heads 29 entries for the 2017 Investec Coronation Cup, worth £400,000, which this year is run on Friday, June 2, Ladies’ Day, the first day of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs. The Group One contest, which takes place over the same mile and a half distance as the British Classics, the G1 Investec Derby and the G1 Investec Oaks, reverts to its Friday…

Thunder Snow leads 10 exciting second entries for the 2017 Investec Derby

Group One winner Thunder Snow features among 10 exciting second entries revealed today for this year’s premier Classic, the £1.5 million Investec Derby, which has the richest prize money ever offered in Britain. This brings the number of three-year-olds going forward for glory in the Investec Derby to 136. The most famous of all Flat races is run over 12 furlongs at Epsom Downs, with a maximum field of 20 runners, on Saturday, June 3, the second and final day of the Investec Derby Festival…

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