Informative Investec Derby Trial at Epsom Downs in prospect on Wednesday

Racing returns to Epsom Downs next Wednesday, April 20, with the Investec Spring Meeting and taking centre stage on the fascinating six-race card is the boosted £50,000 Investec Derby Trial (2.30pm) which has attracted a great entry of 24 horses. The 10-furlong contest for three-year-olds offers the only remaining opportunity for aspirants for the premier British Classic, the Investec Derby which is over two furlongs further on June 4, to race at Epsom Downs beforehand. As an added bonus, the winner of the Investec Derby…

Middle distance stars among 28 entries for Investec Coronation Cup

Star performers Postponed and Jack Hobbs headline 28 excellent entries, four more than last year, for the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4. Staged over the same mile and a half course as the Investec Derby and Investec Oaks, the Group One Investec Coronation Cup, worth £400,000, is for horses aged four and older and has a terrific roll of honour. Postponed is unbeaten in two starts since joining Roger Varian, most recently beating Japanese star Duramente impressively by two lengths…

Minding heads 61 entries for 2016 Investec Oaks

The 2016 Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs Racecourse has attracted an initial entry of 61, two more than last year. For the second year running, the world’s oldest (first run 1779) and most famous fillies’ Classic has closed in mid-April, as opposed to early March. Run over the same 12 furlongs as the Investec Derby, the Investec Oaks takes place at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 3, Ladies’ Day and the Group One race has a total prize fund of £450,000. Ireland’s champion Flat trainer…

136 go forward for 2016 Investec Derby

Thursday, March 3, 2016 – The countdown to the 2016 Investec Derby steps up a gear today as 136 horses go forward for Britain’s premier Classic and richest race, run at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4. The March 1 scratchings deadline, details of which are revealed today, was the first stage since the initial yearling entry in December, 2014. The total of 136 entries remaining is well up on the 102 three-year-olds left in the Investec Derby at the same stage last year. A…

416 entries for £1.5 million Investec Derby in 2017

The 2017 Investec Derby, with increased prize money of £1.5 million, has attracted 416 yearling entries. The 2017 renewal of the Investec Derby will be the 238th running of the world’s most famous Flat race and Britain’s premier Classic. The great race, for three-year-old colts and fillies, takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The yearling entry stage is one of three ways in which to enter a horse for the Investec Derby. Horses can also come in at the second…

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