Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo targets G1 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on May 31

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Top filly Magical is one of 18 entries going forward for the G1 Investec Coronation Cup, worth £425,000, at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31, Investec Ladies’ Day, details of which are revealed today.   The four-year-old progressed when stepped up to 12 furlongs at the backend of 2018, landing the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot in October before pushing Enable all the way in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs, USA in…

10th anniversary Derby Walk from London’s Knightsbridge to Epsom Downs Racecourse takes place this Sunday, May 19

  The Investec Derby Festival is now two and a half weeks away and the build-up to the two-day extravaganza at Epsom Downs (Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1) continues this weekend with the annual Derby Walk, on Sunday, May 19. Founded by John Sandys, the Derby Walk is celebrating its 10th anniversary and begins from the Tattersalls Tavern, Knightsbridge, London at 9.00am and finishes at Epsom Downs Racecourse after passing through Elephant & Castle, Clapham, Colliers Wood, Merton and Morden. This will lead…

Carr hoping to find key to Aeolus on Saturday’s Irish Day at Thirsk Racecourse

Thirsk stages a competitive seven-race card on its annual Irish Day this Saturday, May 18, headlined by the £20,000 Constant Security Services Handicap (4.30pm, 24 entries) over seven furlongs. The weights for the feature race are headed by the 105-rated So Beloved (9st 7lb) trained by David O’Meara near York. The classy nine-year-old captured the G3 Supreme Stakes at Goodwood in 2015 and his more recent efforts include a close second behind stablemate Larchmont Lad in the G2 Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh, Ireland, in July. So…

Record-seeking Evan Williams represented as maximum field goes for tomorrow’s £100,000 Pertemps Network Swinton Handicap Hurdle at Haydock Park

  Friday, May 10, 2019 – A maximum field of 17 goes for glory in the £100,000 G3 Pertemps Network Swinton Handicap Hurdle (3.10pm) at Haydock Park tomorrow. The famous two-mile contest is the richest on an outstanding eight-race mix of Jump and Flat racing at Haydock Park that offers £270,500 in prize money. Warwickshire-based Olly Murphy, who commenced training half-way through 2017 and has made a tremendous start to his career, runs Fiesole (David England, 11st), who was very impressive when winning the Sussex Champion Handicap Hurdle…

Given dreaming of another Ebor as Sky Bet’s “Race To The Ebor” continues at York next week

The “Race To The Ebor” continues at York on Wednesday, May 15, with the £50,000 Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Jorvik Handicap (1.50pm, 35 entries) over 12 furlongs. The Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Jorvik Handicap is the second of three races in the “Race To The Ebor” which offers the winner an automatic place in the first £1-million Sky Bet Ebor at York on Saturday, August 24, the fourth day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival 2019. Ghostwatch took the opening…

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