Breakthrough Breakfast With The Stars as Roaring Lion revealed a runner for the Investec Derby

For background information, including entries and factfiles for Investec Derby Festival contenders, please click HERE Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - A beautiful morning at Epsom Downs Racecourse greeted the Breakfast With The Stars participants, from horses through to spectators, on Tuesday, May 22. Horses exercised on the track as usual ahead of Britain’s premier Classics, the Investec Derby (Saturday, June 2) and the Investec Oaks (Friday, June 1). Breakfast With The Stars was open to the public for the first time this year. Young Rascal (12/1 with Unibet,…

Battaash heads 15 confirmations for Saturday’s Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes

The world’s leading five-furlong sprinter Battaash remains on course for his first start of 2018 in the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm) at Haydock Park this Saturday, May 26, Great British Bank Holiday Family Day. The five-furlong contest is the highlight of the excellent eight-race card, which also showcases the cream of the three-year-old sprinting crop in the £90,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Sandy Lane Stakes (3.25pm) over six furlongs. Battaash (Charlie Hills), one of 15 confirmations for the Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes, has…

Rhododendron blooms in Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes

Newbury Racecourse staged its best Flat raceday of the season on Saturday, May 19, Al Shaqab Lockinge Day. The healthy crowd of over 10,000 enjoyed fabulous sunny conditions. The highlight was the G1 £350,000 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (3.40pm), the second race in the mile division of the QIPCO British Champions Series and celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018. There was a thrilling finish after a field of 14 lined up. It was four-year-old Rhododendron (Aidan O’Brien IRE/Ryan Moore, 100/30 favourite) who came out on…

Fillies’ Classic Investec Oaks, Investec Ladies’ Day June 1 highlight at Epsom Downs, has 21 going forward

The countdown to the Investec Derby Festival is entering the final furlong, with just a fortnight to go until the two-day spectacular gets underway. There are 21 three-year-old fillies going forward for the premier fillies’ Classic, the G1 Investec Oaks, the £500,000 highlight of Investec Ladies’ Day at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 1, following the latest scratchings’ deadline, details of which are revealed today. At the head of the market for the 12-furlong Classic with Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival,…

60 years of Royal winners celebrated at Newbury Racecourse tomorrow on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 19, 2018 will mark a very special day in the Newbury calendar, not least because of the Royal nuptials taking place at Windsor Castle, a mere 35 miles down the road from the racecourse. The Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes is a race with its own Royal heritage, with the first two runnings in 1958 and 1959 having been won by Her Majesty The Queen’s Pall Mall. This year’s renewal at 3.40pm on Saturday, May 19, will see a joint-record field…

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