Mehdaayih supplemented as 16 chase Classic glory in Friday’s Investec Oaks while Old Persian added to Investec Coronation Cup

  Saturday, May 25, 2019 – Supplementary entry Mehdaayih headlines 16 contenders going forward for the £523,750 G1 Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on day one of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, May 31. Mehdaayih has been added to the 12-furlong fillies’ Classic at a cost of £30,000 after a scintillating four and a half-length victory in the Listed Cheshire Oaks on May 8. The Frankel filly is the 9/4 favourite with Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival. Mehdaayih’s trainer John Gosden…

Battaash heads superb six for Saturday’s G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes at Haydock Park

Thursday, May 23, 2019 – Last year’s winner Battaash heads a superb field of six for the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm), staged over five furlongs and the highlight of a terrific seven-race programme at Haydock Park on Bank Holiday Saturday, May 25. Owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum, five-year-old Battaash enjoyed a fantastic 2017 when his four victories were headlined by a stunning four-length success in the G1 Prix de l’Abbaye at Chantilly, France. The Charlie Hills-trained son of Dark Angel ended 2017 as the highest-rated…

Three outstanding days in prospect at Goodwood’s May Festival – Thursday to Saturday, May 23-25 inclusive – Megan Nicholls is Goodwood Racecourse Ambassador

Goodwood Racecourse is gearing up for three outstanding days of action with the May Festival, which runs from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25 inclusive. There is over £500,000 of prize money on offer during the three days, with four Listed races and a £100,000 handicap among the highlights. Thursday’s feature race is the £45,000 Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes (4.20pm, 13 entries) over just short of 10 furlongs for three-year-old fillies. Named after Her Majesty The Queen’s Height Of Fashion, who went on…

Kachy and Calyx targeting major G2 sprint prizes at Haydock Park on Saturday

  Monday, May 20, 2019 – A magnificent seven-race programme at Haydock Park this Saturday, May 25, is headed by the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm, eight confirmations) over the minimum distance of five furlongs. Racegoers are also set for a treat with the hugely-exciting Calyx (John Gosden) set to put his unbeaten record on the line in the £90,000 Armstrong Aggregates Sandy Lane Stakes (3.25pm, seven entries) over six furlongs. All races on Saturday’s programme are sponsored by Armstrong Aggregates and sister company Amix, which…

Joseph O’Brien pondering Investec Oaks options as 22 go forward for £500,000 contest at Epsom Downs on Investec Ladies Day, May 31

  Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Classic winner Hermosa plus impressive trial scorers Anapurna and Pink Dogwood feature among 22 fillies still engaged in the fillies’ Classic, the Investec Oaks, following today’s scratchings’ deadline.   The famous and historic G1 race takes place over one mile, four furlongs and six yards at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31, Investec Ladies Day and day one of the Investec Derby Festival.   Anapurna, trained by John Gosden, could not have been more impressive when sauntering to a…

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