Her Majesty The Queen to unveil inaugural Lester Piggott statue on Investec Derby Day at Epsom Downs

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Her Majesty The Queen will unveil a bronze life-sized statue of nine-time Derby winning Jockey, Lester Piggott, in his presence, at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Investec Derby Day, Saturday, June 1. Epsom Downs is honoured to be the first racecourse to reveal one of nine life-size Lester Piggott statues that will be located at courses around the country, sculpted by Willie Newton. These have been created in celebration of champion jockey Lester Piggott’s astonishing nine Derby wins, 65 years since his first on Never…

Pink Dogwood & Mehdaayih top 14 fillies in Friday’s Epsom Downs Classic, the Investec Oaks

  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – A field of 14, the highest number in the last five years, is set to go to post in the £525,000 G1 Investec Oaks (4.30pm), the premier fillies’ Classic and highlight of a fabulous Investec Ladies’ Day at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31.   Staged over the same one mile, four furlongs and six yards as the Investec Derby, the Investec Oaks is one of two G1 contests on Investec Ladies’ Day alongside the G1 Investec Coronation Cup…

Telecaster and Sir Dragonet supplemented for Saturday’s premier Classic, the Investec Derby, at Epsom Downs

  Monday, May 27, 2019 - Two supplementary entries - Sir Dragonet and Telecaster at a cost of £85,000 each – were made this morning to the premier Classic, the G1 Investec Derby, which is staged at Epsom Downs Racecourse at 4.30pm on Saturday, June 1. Both three-year-old colts were impressive winners of their Derby trials, with the unbeaten Aidan O’Brien-trained Sir Dragonet, owned by the Coolmore partnership of Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, coming with a devastating run from last to first in the G3 Chester Vase…

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…

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