An Investec Derby To Look Forward To At Epsom Downs On Saturday

The 234th running of the Investec Derby, the most famous Classic of all, has 15 contenders going forward after today’s £75,000 supplementary entry and five-day confirmation stages. Chopin, as expected, was supplemented this morning and the Andreas Wohler-trained three-year-old colt will become the first German runner if lining up on Saturday. He is a 9/1 chance with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, The winner of Britain’s richest race of the year (£1,379,500) will emerge shortly after 4pm on June 1, before…

Dunlop hoping Murtagh can partner Roz as 12 fillies go forward for Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on Friday

Roz is all set to be a first Investec Oaks runner for trainer Harry Dunlop who hopes that Johnny Murtagh will ride the three-year-old in the fillies’ Classic on the first day of the 2013 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs, Investec Ladies’ Day, Friday, May 31. Twelve fillies go for the £426,250 Investec Oaks, run over a mile and a half, following today’s six-day confirmation and supplementary entry stage. As expected, Banoffee has been supplemented at a cost of £30,000 by trainer Hughie Morrison…

Simcock chasing black type with Moment In Time

Trainer David Simcock is doubly represented on the final day of the May Festival at Goodwood, tomorrow Saturday, May 25. The Newmarket handler saddles Moment In Time in the £40,000 Listed Tapster Stakes (4.05pm, five runners) and Breton Rock in the new £50,000 32Red Handicap (3.35pm, 10 runners), the richest race on the card. Moment In Time has 16lb to find with Frankel’s brother Noble Mission, trained by Sir Henry Cecil, on official ratings but goes to Goodwood on the back of a stunning 11-length…

Ascot Racecourse and Longines sign five year official partnership agreement

Ascot is delighted to announce that Longines, providers of race times at the racecourse since 2007, today become official partners of the racecourse, initially through to 2017. The Swiss watchmaker will continue to be official timekeeper, credited on Channel 4, but now with enhanced on course presence. This will include a branded chronometer close to the winning post and an elegant clock in the Parade Ring throughout the year, including at Royal Ascot and on QIPCO British Champions Day. Longines is also ‘The Official Watch…

Breakfast With The Stars thoughts of owners, trainers and jockeys

Over 220 people attended today’s Investec Derby Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom Downs Racecourse, eight days before the two-day Investec Derby Festival commences at the Surrey track. Contenders for the two Classics, the Investec Derby and the Investec Oaks, worked on the course as did two likely runners for the Group One Investec Coronation Cup. There were lots of interviews with connections, conducted by Clare Balding and Nick Luck, as well as news from Epsom Downs Racecourse. Investec Derby, Saturday, June 1, Epsom Downs…

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