Wild Illusion among 13 going forward for Friday’s Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs

Group One winner Wild Illusion headlines 13 six-day confirmations for the £500,000 G1 Investec Oaks (4.30pm) at Epsom Downs on the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 1. The premier fillies’ Classic, run over the same mile and half as the Investec Derby, is one of two G1 prizes on Ladies Day, following the £420,000 Investec Coronation Cup for older horses at 3.10pm. Wild Illusion (Charlie Appleby), 4/1 favourite with Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, is…

World’s best Battaash headlines 11 runners in Saturday’s Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes

Star sprinter Battaash, the highest-rated five-furlong performer in the world last year, faces 10 rivals as he returns to action in the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm) at Haydock Park this Saturday, May 26, Great British Bank Holiday Family Day.   Owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum and trained in Lambourn by Charlie Hills, Battaash is partnered by Dane O’Neill, second jockey for the owner, rather than Jim Crowley who is riding in Ireland on Saturday. This will be the fifth time O’Neill has…

Hills very happy with world champion Battaash ahead of Saturday’s Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes at Haydock Park

Trainer Charlie Hills is eagerly anticipating the world’s top five-furlong horse Battaash returning to action in the G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes at Haydock Park on Saturday, May 26. The Lambourn handler is pleased with the preparation of the four-year-old son of Dark Angel, who was given a rating of 123 in the 2017 LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, making him the top five-furlong horse anywhere in the world last year. Battaash was successful on four of his five starts during 2017. He captured the Listed Scurry…

WORLD HORSE RACING LAUNCHES THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL RACING FAN EXPERIENCE

   WORLD HORSE RACING LAUNCHES THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL RACING FAN EXPERIENCE    Iconic global racing festivals join forces to create a major new online platform for racing fans LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Tuesday, May 22, 2018: A ground-breaking new media company dedicated to telling the story of international thoroughbred horse racing launches today. World Horse Racing will give fans exclusive access to the thrills, glamour and culture of one of the world’s most enthralling sports. This major new media brand is unique in being powered by four iconic racing festivals – Ascot and Goodwood Racecourses in the…

Unbeaten Saxon Warrior will have up to 15 rivals in the 2018 Investec Derby

Ante-post favourite Saxon Warrior is one of 16 horses going forward for the 2018 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 2, following today’s scratchings deadline, details of which are revealed here. Saxon Warrior, one of seven remaining contenders for Britain and Ireland’s reigning champion Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien, maintained his unbeaten record in style when powering to victory in Britain’s first Classic, the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas, over a mile at Newmarket on May 5. The son of Japanese stallion sensation Deep Impact is the…

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