The stars appeared at breakfast today at Epsom Downs ahead of the Investec Derby Festival

The 2015 Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom Downs Racecourse had everything – with three of the first four in the betting for Britain’s premier Classic, the Investec Derby, exercising on the course, France’s top trainer Andre Fabre flying in by helicopter, Frankie Dettori and lots of news, comment and opinion.

Connections, the media, Investec and some of the course’s annual members gathered at 7.30am today, Tuesday May 26, to see six Classic contenders work on the unique undulating Epsom Downs course.

Golden Horn (John Gosden/Frankie Dettori) Jack Hobbs (John Gosden/William Buick) and Elm Park (Andrew Balding/Andrea Atzeni) are 13/8 favourite, 6/1 and 7/1 respectively after going through their paces ahead of the Group One Investec Derby, Britain’s richest race, on Saturday, June 6.

Star Of Seville (John Gosden/William Buick), Jazzi Top (John Gosden/Frankie Dettori) and Al Naamah (Andre Fabre/Gregory Benoist) were also exercised and are 7/1, 9/1 and 20/1 respectively for the Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 5 with Coral, official betting partner.

John Gosden, the Newmarket trainer, said: “My jockeys still don’t do what I tell them to do. Frankie was perfect on Golden Horn, doing the right thing. I said pull up a good half furlong before the winning post and don’t go over the top but William had to have a feel (on Jack Hobbs) and went flying past the winning post and ended up right down by the stables.”

Golden Horn worked steadily and then a bit faster with Dickdoughtywylie (Rab Havlin – a 102 rated 10-furlong horse) over short of a mile and cruised up two and a half furlongs out before going to the front and passed the winning post two lengths ahead after being eased down.

Jack Hobbs, who also went over just less than a mile, came well clear of his work companion, Marzocco (Nick Mackay – a 108-rated stayer) in the closing stages.

Frankie Dettori declared: “The Dante is a telling factor at this stage and Golden Horn is thriving but don’t dismiss Jack Hobbs, who is a very good horse too. A mile and a half is definitely within Jack Hobbs’ compass and he is rawer than Golden Horn and has more improvement in him.

“Golden Horn is a very laid-back character and the important thing was to get him to whiz around the bend. He gave me a good feel. But he is the sort of horse who needs the crowd to rev him up and he is a better horse on a raceday.”

Gosden said: “As Golden Horn walked down, and it was very kind of my wife to lend me a lead horse, Dickdoughtywhylie, he was wandering along asleep but his temperament is big plus – like his father Cape Cross. If you don’t relax early on, you don’t stay.

“Jack Hobbs is an equally laidback horse but I noticed he was far more alert this morning, taking a look. He was very on the ball today and is a mighty improving horse.

“It is great for all of us to have these two horses for the Investec Derby and tremendously exciting. If the ground is like this on Derby Day, then Jack Hobbs will be running.”

William Buick commented: “I got ran away with! Jack Hobbs felt very comfortable on the track and we did not press any buttons today but he swapped his leads down the hill. He is still learning about the game but every step he takes he is going forward.

“He gave me a nice feel, handled the track and the ground which was perfect. All in all, I am very happy.

“I rode Star Of Seville also this morning. She led well around there and has good form. She too enjoyed the ground and handled the track well so she has a good chance in the Oaks.”

Dettori continued: “I don’t know which of the two fillies I will be riding in the Oaks, both won their trials and both are entitled to run well. We have 10 days to decide which one I will ride. Both are in great nick.”

Gosden said: “I would have Frankie jock off Ryan and ride Crystal Zvezda! In all seriousness, I thought she was hugely impressive in the Newbury trial and she is the one to beat. I am teasing now but we will work out our Oaks fillies.

“Jack Hobbs did not run until December 27 and Golden Horn won in October. I am pretty clear what Ballydoyle will do, even if they are staying tight-lipped themselves. I think they will leave their brilliant miler, Gleneagles, at a mile. It is a bit like asking me if I would have run Kingman in the Derby – no, I wouldn’t.

“What a nice stallion Gleneagles will make if he is a top miler and that is their business. I think they will be tempted to supplement Found into the Investec Derby.”

Dettori recalled his first Derby victory on Authorized (2007). He said: “He was a good horse and it was a push-button ride, winning by five lengths. It was an important win for me, I had never won the Derby, it was my last Classic to achieve and my father was there – the day was very emotional.

“I know what to expect now. I was extremely nervous in 2007 – with a few more years under my belt, I am a bit more relaxed. Tony McCoy must have felt it in the Grand National – you never think you are going to win the race and then, when you do, there is great relief. I will get excited on the day but that is quite normal.”

Gosden remarked: “It is about having the right horses. The worse thing for jockeys is being put on Formula 2 horses in Formula 1 races.

“It is lovely to come here with four possible runners – two for the Derby and two for the Oaks – and let them have a nice feel of the track.

“I didn’t have to do much arm twisting after the Dante as Golden Horn’s owner (Anthony Oppenheimer) likened the situation to a casino – he had won the money (in the Dante) and it was there on the table to supplement for the Derby

“I wanted William to tell me today whether Jack Hobbs handled the hill and Tattenham Corner. He was very happy and with the ground too and, with similar ground, Jack Hobbs will run in the Investec Derby.

“The ground quickened up a lot at York and he got stacked three wide which meant he did not have a very satisfactory run in the Dante. He is a very nice horse, but as Frankie has said today, he is an unfinished horse, a lot rawer than Golden Horn.

“The bids came strong after he won at Wolverhampton on December 27 – there was a bid from Australia on the 28th – you don’t expect that. Then when he won at Sandown, the whole world was after him. I found that quite stressful when I was trying to train the horse and I was glad when something was done (when Godolphin bought a share). The partners still own half of the horse – he does not run in my wife’s colours any more but that is life.

“Jack Hobbs was working today with a horse who ran in the Queen’s Vase, while Dickdoughtywylie (who worked with Golden Horn) led The Fugue and Kingman in all their work so one is a sharp lead horse and the other is a nice stayer. They matched up nicely and I wanted to see Jack Hobbs come away today, while I asked Frankie on Golden Horn to stay with lead horse.

“Benny The Dip winning the Derby (1997) was a great day – it was a bit of a frightening photo-finish. I love the race but I like to come here with the feeling that we can get some prize money – it is our most valuable race.”

Andrew Balding, trainer of Elm Park who on his seasonal debut finished third in the Dante Stakes behind Golden Horn and Jacks Hobbs, is confident that his charge will be fitter on Investec Derby Day.

Speaking after Elm Park easily went ahead from lead horse Breakheart (Kevin Darley – a 75-rated miler) when working steadily over less than a mile, Balding said: “His weight has not changed dramatically from York but he is definitely a bit tighter. He dropped a bit after the Dante because he had a hard race but is now the same weight as he went into it. That is good – he has eaten well since and not missed a day.

“He was just leg weary in the Dante – he tied up in the last 100 yards which was purely down to fitness and having his first race for such a long time.

“There were no hiding places in a race of that nature but it should have put him spot on for the Derby – 13 lengths back to the fourth says it all but we needed to have a run. You don’t mind getting beaten in the Dante if you are going to win the Derby.

“He is very relaxed horse and he has got a bit of class. I have massive respect for both of John Gosden’s horses and for Dermot Weld’s. The Derby looks wide open. Apart from Gleneagles if he should run, we have the best two-year-old form. We had a perfectly satisfactory prep run so I think we have every reason to be optimistic.

“It would mean everything to win the Derby – for any trainer, it is the race you aspire to win. It is lovely to have a serious contender. He will probably do one more bit of high speed work on Saturday.

“The main purpose today was to give Elm Park a feel of the track. He changed his legs but he would do that on a flat track – he does it when he changes gears. He looks very well.”

He brought Casual Look to the first Breakfast With The Stars in 2003 and the filly went on to win the Investec Oaks.

Balding added: “I think it is a big help to bring horses here beforehand. Andrew Cooper (Clerk of the Course) always does a fabulous job with the ground which was lovely today.

“Bonfire won the Dante and then came to the Derby but he was a very different horse and did not handle Epsom at all. Elm Park is a more experienced horse and very professional.

Andrea Atzeni, who rode Elm Park this morning and is likely to take the ride in the Investec Derby, said: “He travelled good and came down the hill fine. I was very pleased with him and would say he will come on a lot from his Dante run. The two in front of him had already run.”

Second on Kingston Hill, his first Investec Derby ride, last year, the jockey added: “They are similar horses and the good thing about Elm Park is that he will definitely stay.”

David Redvers, who advises Qatar Racing and Pearl Bloodstock, owned by Sheikh Fahad Al Thani and his brothers, said they could be represented by more than Elm Park

He explained: “We are in a fantastic position this year that we have more horses who can be seriously considered for the Investec Derby.

“Sumbal (unbeaten in three starts) did a sparkling bit of work yesterday but discussions still have to take place but will happen before Thursday morning when we would have to declare for France (the French Derby) otherwise.

“Epsom hosts the greatest race in the world and it is the one my principals and I want to win more than any other.

“But there are risks involve in bringing horses here, especially after they ran yesterday. Karpino was immensely impressive yesterday (in the German 2,000 Guineas over a mile) but the Derby comes very quickly so we have got to think about what is the best thing for the horse in the long-term. Likewise Sumbal, we know he likes to get his toes into the ground a bit. Today the ground is perfect.

“Sheikh Fahad and all of us will discuss lots of things. Karpino’s next start will be over a mile and a half – it is the question of which Derby – Germany or here. There is no question he will stay and to do what he did yesterday was staggering as he was the fastest German Guineas winner in 20 years. It is just a shame about the timing. It is 50-50 they appear in the Derby (both need supplementing on Monday at a cost of £75,000).

“Elm Park is fantastic. The buzz about the horse all winter has been incredible. Physically, he is completely different to last year and that is why he ran the race he did in the Dante – he has got quite lazy and cocky – he knows he is top of the pile. Coming down the straight today he was changing legs, looking around and waving to the crowd. They were not going quite fast enough which meant he was not really concentrating. I have no doubt he will stay and he has got the class.

“Rogue Runner (Andreas Wohler, GER) definitely runs in the Investec Derby unless the ground is soft or heavy. He won his first two starts very nicely and then got beat last time on bottomless ground which he did not handle. He worked very well yesterday and has come on for that last race.

“Rocky Rider (Andrew Balding) is a very nice horse but the Derby may come too soon for him.

“Bellajeu has had the Investec Oaks as her target for quite a while now. She has dome some sparkling pieces of work. She is a very nice filly and with a trainer who knows what it takes to win the Oaks.”

Asked if he will definitely ride Elm Park, Atzeni retained by Qatar Racing & Pearl Bloodstock, replied: “I will have to see what is supplemented and think about it.”

Kevin Buckley, Coolmore’s British representative, attended Breakfast With The Stars and the Irish stud has five Derby winners as stallions.

He commented: “Undoubtedly, the Investec Derby is the most important race to the team and, given that things are bit uncertain this year, we are exploring all options.

“Australia (the 2014 Investec Derby winner) has just had his first season at stud and proved very popular. To get around this track, a horse needs tactical speed, balance, poise and acceleration, all the attributes, and a great mind.”

Two definite Investec Derby runners for the Coolmore partners are Hans Holbein and Kilimanjaro, who won the Chester Vase and Lingfield Derby Trial respectively.

Buckley said: “I was very taken by Hans Holbein’s performance at Chester – the way he handled the track. We knew he would stay the trip – he proved that – and went away nicely in emphatic style. Ryan was really pleased with him and he is by Montjeu who has already sired four Derby winners here. He is a big price and I am sure he will give a good account of himself.

“Giovanni Canaletto has come out of Sunday’s race fine. He was beaten but Aidan O’Brien was pleased with his performance. As we all saw, he carried his head a little higher than we would all like and was still a little babyish – it was only his third start. He is still being trained with the Derby in mind but the race may come a bit soon for him.

“Gleneagles and Found have come out of their runs at the weekend in good form – Aidan has not done anything with them yet so there is waiting time during the course of this week while Aidan assesses the well-being of the horses and speaks to Mr Magnier, Mr Tabor and Mr Smith.

“It is indicative of what the Derby and Oaks mean to the team that they are looking at all options. Aidan maintains that Gleneagles is a specialist miler, up to a mile and two furlongs, which is what the pedigree suggests too, and his full sister Marvellous, an Irish Guineas winner, finished sixth and eighth in the Oaks and the Irish equivalent so we have to take that on board. Gleneagles is still in the Derby but, being realistic, the St James’s Palace is likely to be his next race.

“Found is going to come to Epsom, subject to everything being OK after the weekend. She will come here for the Oaks or possibly, somewhat unusually, we may consider a supplementary entry for the Derby.

“We don’t have a horse in the top three or four of the betting for the Derby and therefore it has to be looked at, while we have good representation in the Oaks. It is not definite, rather something to explore. It is a long time since a filly won the Derby (1916). The principal owners are sportsmen.

“Diamondsandrubies is a tough filly and really demonstrated her tenacity in the Cheshire Oaks. She is very well bred, her dam was placed in three Classics and she is by an exciting stallion Fastnet Rock whose horses are improving now.

“She and Together Forever are very much evens stevens. Together Forever was conceding 4lb at York and I was impressed by her – she stays and is she is so honest. They will both go for the Oaks.

“Tapestry goes for Investec Coronation Cup. She hasn’t run since October but she is very good shape at the moment and had a good winter.”

Dermot Weld, interviewed over the phone by Nick Luck, talked over unbeaten Zawraq’s chance of winning the Investec Derby. The Irish trainer’s main fear is staying the 12 furlongs of the Classic.

He said: “Zawraq is a magnificent individual and has got a super temperament. He is a very good mover.

“I am hopeful he will stay. If you look at his immediate pedigree, you would say he is a miler but if you look back further there is stamina there.

“Only the Derby will tell us whether he is going to stay a mile and a half. I have not tried to find that out. I would rather find that out on the day. It would lovely to have a horse good enough to win the Derby, time will tell with this fellow.”

David Stevens of Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, said: “The Investec Derby market is very unusual. The red-hot favourite during the winter was John F Kennedy but he is not going to be seen at Epsom so the bookmakers are ahead of the game already.

“We were crying out for a performance of real merit and we duly got that at York by a horse who wasn’t in the Derby, Golden Horn. But I delighted that the owner Mr Oppenheimer has decided to supplement his horse. That did give us a 13/8 favourite Golden Horn but he does not seem to be scaring people off. He will start favourite but there will be plenty of opposition.

“If Gleneagles ran, he would be around 4/1. I get the feeling they think he is more than a miler. Found would be around a 16/1 shot for the Derby and she might be better off sticking against her own sex.

“The Investec Oaks market is dominated by Ryan Moore’s potential rides. He has connections to the first five or six in the betting, most being owned by the Coolmore partners. We make him 4/5 to ride the winner.

“The Investec Derby is the biggest Flat race by betting turnover by some distance. It always vies with the Cheltenham Gold Cup in terms of being the second biggest turnover race annually behind the Grand National. The Investec Oaks is another race which is always in the top 20 turnover races. It is a huge weekend which is why we are delighted to be a part of it.”

Rupert Trevelyan, Regional Director, Jockey Club Racecourses, London, revealed that the Queen’s Stand is sold out for both days of the Investec Derby Festival and advised potential racegoers to book now.

He said: “The Investec Derby Festival is the highlight of our year, staging the greatest Flat race in the world. We have a fantastic sponsor in Investec and hospitality is nearly sold out. I just want to thank the trainers who have brought horses to Breakfast With The Stars – I have never seen such a good line-up before.”

Jennifer Whiteford, Head of Brand at Investec which is in its seventh year of sponsorship, commented: “The Investec Derby Festival is unique and until people have come it is hard to explain the colour, the favour and atmosphere there is at Epsom Downs Racecourse.”

David Wachman, trainer of the 1000 Guineas winner Legatissimo, confirmed the Investec Oaks is the target.

“She seems very well, we are happy with her and she has done nothing wrong. I always felt a mile would be as short as she would ever go. She is definitely stronger now. She would like good ground in the Oaks, soft would not be great. It would be lovely to win the Oaks.”

Andre Fabre brought over from France Al Shaqab Racing’s Al Naamah today, to give both the filly and the jockey Gregory Benoist experience of Epsom Downs.

He said: “The experience of bringing over Pour Moi before his Derby victory (in 2011) was so good that we decided to repeat it.

“Coming to Epsom beforehand is a great addition to the training. This course is very peculiar and horses need to see the bend and the downhill – so different to regular courses. It makes a big difference and for the jockey as well. The Derby is the race everybody wants to win.

“Al Naamah is a fantastic looking filly with a great pedigree. She is a potential Group One filly but is still big and backward but I think she is ready for the Oaks.

Benoist declared: “It is special track and the filly was very nice in her work. It is my first time here – everything is very different, up and down and turns. I am excited to come here for Oaks and hope for a good performance.”

Sir Michael Stoute, trainer of Investec Oaks hope Crystal Zvezda, said over the phone from Newmarket: “We are happy with her and will be going to the Oaks. She took long time to come to herself this spring and then suddenly a week before her Newbury race she showed a real spark so we were confident she would run a big race. We have always liked her a lot – she is very talented.”

Andrew Cooper is presiding over his 20th Investec Derby as Clerk of the Course at Epsom Downs.

He described his task as producing perfect ground. Today’s going was good after some watering and more watering could be on the horizon as a dry week is forecast leading up to the Investec Derby Festival on June 5 & 6.

Cooper said: “We watered here on Sunday and last week as well. The weather is becoming unsettled between Thursday and Sunday but there are no indications of significant rain, rather showers producing one to two millimetres. Our strategy is to make sure the Investec Derby is not run on ground quicker than good to firm.”

The Investec Derby

£1,325,000 Total Prize Fund. Group 1, 4.30pm, Saturday, June 6, 2015. 1 mile, 4 furlongs, 10 yards. For three-year-olds only, entire colts and fillies. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Entries closed December 3, 2013 (409 entries), first scratchings deadline March 3 (102 remained – 4 subsequently scratched), second entry stage April 7 (12 second entries), second scratchings deadline May 22 (16 remain), five-day confirmations & £75,000 supplementary stage, Monday, June 1, final declarations 10.00am, Thursday, June 4.

Horse

Owner

Trainer

BEST OF TIMES

Godolphin

Saeed bin Suroor

CARBON DATING (IRE)

Thistle Bloodstock Limited

Pat Shanahan IRE

ELM PARK

Qatar Racing Limited

Andrew Balding

EPICURIS

Khalid Abdullah

Criquette Head-Maarek FR

GIOVANNI CANALETTO (IRE)

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs Sue Magnier

Aidan O’Brien IRE

GLENEAGLES (IRE)

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs Sue Magnier

Aidan O’Brien IRE

GREAT GLEN

Julian Richmond-Watson

Ralph Beckett

HANS HOLBEIN

Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Sue Magnier/Teo Ah Khing

Aidan O’Brien IRE

JACK HOBBS

Godolphin & Partners

John Gosden

KILIMANJARO (IRE)

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs Sue Magnier

Aidan O’Brien IRE

MOHEET (IRE)

Al Shaqab Racing

Richard Hannon

PRINCE GAGARIN (IRE)

Windflower Overseas & John Dunlop OBE

Ed Dunlop

ROCKY RIDER

Qatar Racing Limited

Andrew Balding

ROGUE RUNNER (GER)

Qatar Racing Limited

Andreas Wohler GER

STORM THE STARS (USA)

Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum

William Haggas

ZAWRAQ (IRE)

Hamdan Al Maktoum

Dermot Weld IRE

16 colts remain following May 22 scratchings deadline

6 Irish-trained, 1 German-trained

The Investec Oaks

Group 1, £450,000 Total Prize Money. Epsom Downs, 4.30pm, Friday, June 5, 2015. For three-year-old fillies. One mile, four furlongs and 10 yards. Weights: 9st. Entries closed April 14, entries revealed April 15 (59 entries). Scratchings deadline May 19 (25 remain), six-day confirmation and £30,000 supplementary entry stage Saturday, May 30, final declaration stage 10.00am, May 30. Maximum field of 20.

Horse

Owner

Trainer

AL NAAMAH (IRE)

Al Shaqab Racing

Andre Fabre FR

ARETHUSA

The Serendipity Partnership

Ed Dunlop

BELLAJEU

QRL/Sheikh Suhaim Al Thani/M Al Kubaisi

Ralph Beckett

BOCCA BACIATA (IRE)

Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd

Jessica Harrington IRE

COCOON (IRE)

AnneMarie O’Brien

Aidan O’Brien IRE

CRYSTAL ZVEZDA

Sir Evelyn De Rothschild

Sir Michael Stoute

DIAMONDSANDRUBIES (IRE)

Roisin Henry/Sue Magnier

Aidan O’Brien IRE

FOUND (IRE)

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

Aidan O’Brien IRE

JACK NAYLOR

Gerard Byrne

Jessica Harrington IRE

JAZZI TOP

Helena Springfield Ltd

John Gosden

JELLICLE BALL (IRE)

Lord Lloyd-Webber

John Gosden

KISSED BY ANGELS (IRE)

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

Aidan O’Brien IRE

LADY OF DUBAI

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

Luca Cumani

LEGATISSIMO (IRE)

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

David Wachman IRE

LOCAL TIME

Godolphin

Saeed bin Suroor

MALABAR

Jon and Julia Aisbitt

Mick Channon

PAMONA (IRE)

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Albany)

Luca Cumani

QUALIFY (IRE)

Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez

Aidan O’Brien IRE

RAYDARA (IRE)

H H Aga Khan

Michael Halford IRE

STAR OF SEVILLE

Lady Bamford

John Gosden

TEOSROYAL (IRE)

Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum

Clive Brittain

TOGETHER FOREVER (IRE)

Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Aidan O’Brien IRE

VERY SPECIAL (IRE)

Godolphin

Saeed bin Suroor

WEDDING VOW (IRE)

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

Aidan O’Brien IRE

WHAT SAY YOU (IRE)

Hubert John Strecker

Rae Guest

25 fillies remain following May 19 scratchings deadline

11 Irish-trained, 1 French-trained

The Investec Coronation Cup

Group 1, £375,000 Total Prize Fund. Epsom Downs, 3.10pm, Saturday, June 6, 2015. For four-year-olds and upwards. One mile, four furlongs and 10 yards. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Entries closed April 14, entries revealed April 16 (24 entries). Scratchings stage May 19 (13 remain), five-day conformation & £25,000 supplementary entry stage June 1, final declaration stage, 10.00am, June 4. Maximum field size 20.

Horse

Owner

Trainer

ARAB SPRING (IRE)

Ballymacoll Stud

Sir Michael Stoute

AYRAD (IRE)

Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar

Roger Varian

CIRRUS DES AIGLES (FR)

Jean-Claude-Alain Dupouy

Corine Barande-Barbe FR

FLINTSHIRE

Khalid Abdullah

A Fabre FR

FREE EAGLE (IRE)

Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd

Dermot Weld IRE

PETHER’S MOON (IRE)

John Manley

Richard Hannon

RED CADEAUX

The Hon Ronnie Arculli

Ed Dunlop

ROMSDAL

Godolphin

John Gosden

SHEIKHZAYEDROAD

Mohammed Jaber

David Simcock

DOLNIYA (FR)

H H Aga Khan

Alain de Royer Dupre FR

JUST THE JUDGE (IRE)

Qatar Racing Limited & China Horse Club

Charles Hills

SECRET GESTURE

Qatar Racing Ltd & Newsells Park Stud

Ralph Beckett

TAPESTRY (IRE)

Sue Magnier/Tabor/Smith/Flaxman Stables

Aidan O’Brien IRE

13 horses remain following May 19 scratchings deadline

3 French-trained, 2 Irish-trained

Breakfast With The Stars

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Media Information

Al Naamah (IRE) Factfile – Investec Oaks Entry

Breeding: b f Galileo (IRE) – Alluring Park (IRE) (Green Desert (USA))

Breeder: Lodge Park Stud

Born: March 30, 2012

Owner: Al Shaqab Racing

Trainer: Andre Fabre FR

Jockey: Gregory Benoist

Form: 16-2

*Full-sister to 2012 Investec Oaks heroine Was. Bred by Jim Bolger’s Lodge Park Stud and from the family of 2008 Investec Derby victor New Approach.

*Cost five million guineas as a yearling at Tattersalls, Newmarket, in October, 2013 – a world record price for a yearling filly.

*Made winning debut over seven furlongs at Chantilly in June, 2014, scoring by two lengths.

*Disappointed on only other two-year-old start when sixth of seven behind Shahah in Group Three Prix d’Aaule over a mile at Chantilly in September.

*Made an encouraging return to action when second, beaten a short-neck by Littlle Nightingale, in the Group Three Prix Cleopatre over an extended 10 furlongs at Saint-Cloud on May 13.

Race Record: Starts: 3; 1st: 1; 2nd: 1; 3rd:- Win & Place Prize Money: £26,570

Al Shaqab Racing

Background: Al Shaqab Racing represents the racing interests of Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, a brother of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Al Shaqab takes its name from a historic battle between the Qataris and the Ottoman Empire in 1893. The racing operation was officially launched in November, 2013 although Sheikh Joaan raced horses, both thoroughbred and Arabian, in his own name previously, both in Qatar and in Europe. His first thoroughbred winner was Fatih Al Keir at Dax, France, on August 22, 2012. The Hon Harry Herbert is Al Shaqab’s racing advisor in Europe with Bradley Weisbord representing Al Shaqab’s affairs in the USA. Frankie Dettori is the organisation’s retained rider in Britain, with Gregory Benoist fulfilling the same role in France from April, 2015. Khalifa Bin Mohammed Al Attiya was appointed General Manager of Al Shaqab Racing in May, 2015. Al Shaqab sponsored a raceday for the first time at Newbury on May 16, 2015, Al Shaqab Lockinge Day. Breeding Interests: Sheikh Joaan owns Haras de Bouquetot in Normandy, France, where the stallions Planteur, Style Vendome, Olympic Glory and Boby Di Job are based. Toronado stands at the National Stud in Newmarket. Al Shaqab paid a record 5 million guineas at Tattersalls in 2013 for a sister to the 2012 Investec Oaks winner Was, named Al Naamah and in training with Andre Fabre and bought into established stars like Treve, Ruler Of The World and Toast Of New York, plus The Wow Signal Big-Race Wins: Treve, winner of the French Oaks, Prix Vermeille and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2013, plus a second Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2014, is Sheikh Joaan’s best horse to date and is being aimed at a third Arc victory in 2015. Olympic Glory (2013 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, 2014 Lockinge Stakes, 2014 Prix de la Foret), Toronado, (2013 QIPCO Sussex Stakes & 2014 Queen Anne Stakes), The Wow Signal (2014 Prix Morny) and US Grade One scorer Mshawish (2015 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap) are among other top-class winners for Al Shaqab.

No previous Investec Oaks winners

Andre Fabre (Chantilly, France)

Born: December 9,1945 Background: A qualified lawyer and the son of a diplomat. Also spent time working as a plumber during his time as a student. Married to Elisabeth, France’s first female jump jockey. He won more than 250 races as a jump jockey himself, including the Grand Steeplechase de Paris in 1977, and started training jumpers the same year with great success (including four Grand Steeplechase de Paris victories), following the death of his boss Andre Adele. Fabre’s first high-profile Flat horse, Al Nasr, was one of his initial three yearlings and won five Group races in 1981 and 1982. By 1983 he had switched solely to the Flat and has dominated the French racing scene, being champion trainer 26 times. He has won both the Investec Derby (2011 Pour Moi) and the Investec Oaks (1993 Intrepidity), and also has a great record in the third Group One of Investec Derby Festival, the Investec Coronation Cup with six successes – Saint Estephe (1986), In The Wings (1990), Apple Tree (1994), Sunshack (1995), Swain (1996) and Shirocco (2006). Accolades: Champion trainer 26 times in France – for 21 consecutive years between 1987 and 2007, plus 2010-2014 inclusive. British Classic Wins (6): Investec Derby (2011 Pour Moi), Investec Oaks (1993 Intrepidity), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1993 Zafonic, 1995 Pennekamp), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2014 Miss France), Ladbrokes St Leger (1991 Toulon). Other major wins include: Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Trempolino 1987, Subotica 1992, Carnegie 1994, Peintre Celebre 1997, Sagamix 1998, Hurricane Run 2005 and Rail Link 2006), Investec Coronation Cup (Saint Estephe 1986, In The Wings 1990, Apple Tree 1994, Sunshack 1995, Swain 1996, Shirocco 2006), Breeders’ Cup Classic (1993 Arcangues), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1990 In The Wings, 2005 Shirocco), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2001 Banks Hill), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (Siberian Express 1984, Soviet Star 1987, Vahorimix 2001, Clodovil 2003, Lope de Vega 2010, Make Believe 2015), Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (Houseproud 1990, Musical Chimes 2003, Golden Lilac 2011), Prix du Jockey Club (Peintre Celebre 1997, Lope de Vega 2010, Intello 2013), Prix de Diane (Lypharita 1985, Jolypha 1992, Nebraska Tornado 2003, Golden Lilac 2011), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2006 Hurricane Run).

Investec Oaks Record: 1992-5 Shining Bright, 1993-1 INTREPIDITY, 1993-5 Wemyss Bight, 1994-5 Bonash, 1999-4 Sunday Picnic

Gregory Benoist

Born: February 7, 1983, Belgium Background: The son of a jockey, he began his career his career as an apprentice to trainer Jean-Marc Cappite in south-eastern France. Appointed second jockey to Gerard Augustin-Normand in 2011 and rode his first Group One winner on the Elie Lellouche-trained Ectot in the 2013 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud. Struck up an excellent partnership with dual French Classic winner Avenir Certain in 2014. Was appointed retained rider to Al Shaqab Racing for the organisation’s French-trained runners in April, 2015. Seven rides in Britain, with one winner, the Pia Brandt-trained Fresles in the £150,000 32Red.com All-Weather Fillies’ And Mares’ Championships at Lingfield Park on April 3, but has never ridden in a race at Epsom Downs. Big-Race Wins: Criterium International (2013 Ectot), Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2014 Avenir Certain), Prix de Diane (2014 Avenir Certain), Prix Chaudenay (2014 Auvray, 2012 Canticum), Prix Niel (2014 Ectot), Prix de la Nonette (2014 Avenir Certain), Prix Robert Papin (2013 Voirda), Prix Du Miguet (2013 Don Bosco)

No previous Investec Oaks rides

Arab Spring (IRE) Factfile – Investec Coronation Cup Entry

Breeding: b h Monsun (GER) – Spring Symphony (IRE) (Darshaan)

Breeder: Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd

Born: February 8, 2010

Owner: Ballymacoll Stud

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute

Form: 2/11114-1

*Lightly-raced five-year-old who put up in impressive display when making all on his seasonal reappearance in the Group Three Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise (John Porter) Stakes over a mile and a half at Newbury on April 18.

*Won on four out of five starts in 2014, headlined by Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap at Royal Ascot.

*Runner-up in Newmarket maiden on only start at three. Unraced as two-year-old.

*Half-brother to Australian Group One winner Glass Harmonium.

Race Record: Starts: 7; 1st: 5; 2nd: 1; 3rd:- Win & Place Prize Money: £129,351

Ballymacoll Stud

Background: Ballymacoll Stud represents a continuation of the bloodstock and racing interests of the late Lord Weinstock and late Sir Michael Sobell through their respective families. Lord Arnold Weinstock, the youngest of six children of Polish-Jewish parents who came to London in 1904, was born on July 29, 1924, and orphaned at the age of 10. He died on July 23, 2002, and his family has continued the racing interests which include Ballymacoll Stud in Co Meath, Ireland, managed for many years by Peter Reynolds. Lord Weinstock was one of the great post-war captains of industry, serving as managing director of the General Electric Company from 1963 to 1996, at one stage employing a workforce of 230,000. Weinstock was knighted by Harold Wilson in 1970 for services to exports and created a life peer 10 years later by Margaret Thatcher. His widow Netta is the daughter of Sobell, with whom Weinstock owned horses from 1957. Sobell and Weinstock bought Dorothy Paget’s bloodstock interests for £250,000 in 1960 including the 300-acre Ballymacoll Stud. Sir Michael passed away in 1993 aged 100, while Lord Weinstock’s death came four days before Golan’s emotional victory in the 2002 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Lord Weinstock’s son Simon, who died aged 44 in May, 1996, became a partner in Ballymacoll in 1974. His widow Laura continues the involvement. The stud, which has 60 stables, has been responsible for 29 individual Group One winners, scoring 54 times, most of whom carried the famous pale blue, yellow and white silks, headed by dual Derby hero Troy, six-time Group One winner Pilsudski, dual Breeders’ Cup Turf victor Conduit, and Derby hero North Light. 12 foals were born at the stud this year and there are 23 horses in training, all trained by Sir Michael Stoute. British Classic Wins (6): 2000 Guineas (2001 Golan), Investec Derby (1979 Troy, 2004 North Light), Investec Oaks (1983 Sun Princess), Ladbrokes St Leger (1983 Sun Princess, 2008 Conduit). Irish Classic Wins (3): Irish 2,000 Guineas (1995 Spectrum), Irish Derby (1979 Troy), Irish Oaks (1985 Helen Street).

Investec Coronation Wins (1): 1992 SADDLERS’ HALL

Sir Michael Stoute (Newmarket, Suffolk)

Background: born in Barbados on October 22, 1945, where his father was chief of police, Michael Stoute came to Britain in 1965 to nurture his love of racing. Joined Pat Rohan at Malton before moving to Newmarket three years later to work for Doug Smith and then Tom Jones. Took out a public licence to train in 1972, recording his first success that year when Sandal won at Newmarket on April 28. Trains at Freemason Lodge in Newmarket and is one Britain’s top trainers. He has taken the Investec Derby five times, the Investec Coronation Cup four times and the Investec Oaks twice. Accolades: British champion trainer 10 times – 1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2009; knighted in 1998 for his services to sport and tourism in Barbados. He has had 72 Royal Ascot winners including Estimate in the 2013 Gold Cup for Her Majesty The Queen. British Classic Wins (15): Investec Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite), Investec Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light, 2010 Workforce), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Ladbrokes St Leger (2008 Conduit). Other Major Wins Include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish Derby (1981 Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist (dead-heat), 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003 Islington, 2013 Dank), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1996 Pilsudski, 2000 Kalanisi, 2008 & 2009 Conduit), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1994 Ezzoud, 1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean, 2007 Notnowcato), Dubai World Cup (1997 Singspiel), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1981 Shergar, 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan, 2009 Conduit, 2010 Harbinger), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2010 Workforce)

Investec Coronation Cup Record: 1983-2 Electric; 1984-5 Shearwalk; 1986-4 Shardari; 1987-4 Maysoon; 1989-9 Lazaz; 1991-3 Rock Hopper; 1992-1 SADDLERS’ HALL, 1992-2 Rock Hopper, 1992-9 Mellaby; 1993-1 OPERA HOUSE; 1993-6 Zinaad; 1994-3 Blush Rambler; 1996-2 Singspiel; 1997-1 SINGSPIEL; 1998-7 Nicole Pharly; 2000-1 DALIAPOUR; 2001-5 Petrushka; 2006-5 Notable Guest; 2007-3 Maraahel; 2008-4 Papal Bull; 2009-1 ASK

Crystal Zvezda (GB) Factfile – Investec Oaks Entry

Breeding: ch f Dubawi (IRE) – Crystal Star (Mark Of Esteem (IRE))

Breeder: Southcourt Stud

Born: March 2, 2012

Owner: Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute

Form: 31-1

*Half-sister to multiple Group Two winner Crystal Capella and Hillstar, successful in the Grade One Canadian International in 2014.

*Ran twice in 2014, finishing third on debut at Newbury in September before annexing seven-furlong Polytrack maiden at Lingfield Park the following month.

*Entered the Investec Oaks reckoning with stunning reappearance in Listed Haras De Bouquetot Fillies’ Trial Stakes at Newbury on May 16, when she won impressively be three and a half lengths from Montalcino.

Race Record: Starts: 3; 1st: 2; 2nd: 1; 3rd:- Win & Place Prize Money: £46,649

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

Born: 29 August 1931 Background: The Harrow/Trinity College, Cambridge-educated son of Anthony de Rothschild enjoyed a gilded youth before joining the family business, N M Rothschild & Sons in 1957, from which he retired in 2007 after being chairman from 1976 to 2003. He established EL Rothschild, a family investment operation, in 2003. He has served as chairman of many organisations, including United Racecourses (1977-1994 consisting of Epsom Downs, Sandown Park and Kempton Park Racecourses) and the ERANDA Foundation, a family charitable body. He has been married three times and his current wife is US-born Lady Lynn de Rothschild. The Rothschilds have been involved with racing for more than a century, with Sir Evelyn’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather all having owned Classic winners. Lionel de Rothschild, his great-grandfather, was the first Jewish Member of Parliament and owned the 1879 Derby winner Sir Bevys, while his grandfather Leopold owned the 1904 Derby victor St Amant. Racing/Breeding Interests: He owns Southcourt Stud in Bedfordshire. His late sister Renee Robeson, who died in January, 2015, was a trainer who handled Sir Evelyn’s Jump performers, most notably the smart staying hurdler Ogee. He was knighted in 1989 and serves at the Queen’s financial adviser. In 2015, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated Sir Evelyn and his wife’s wealth at £467 million. Success: Sir Evelyn’s first top-class runner was the Peter Walwyn-trained Town Crier, who won the 1969 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Since 1992, his horses have been trained by Sir Michael Stoute. He bred the three-time Group One winner Notnowcato, who ran in the names of his sons, Anthony and David, to encourage their interest in the sport. His other good horses include Crystal Capella, dual winner of Newmarket’s Group Two Pride Stakes and Hillstar, winner of the 2013 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot and the 2014 Canadian International at Woodbine.

No previous Investec Oaks winners

Sir Michael Stoute (Newmarket, Suffolk)

Background: born in Barbados on October 22, 1945, where his father was chief of police, Michael Stoute came to Britain in 1965 to nurture his love of racing. Joined Pat Rohan at Malton before moving to Newmarket three years later to work for Doug Smith and then Tom Jones. Took out a public licence to train in 1972, recording his first success that year when Sandal won at Newmarket on April 28. Trains at Freemason Lodge in Newmarket and is one Britain’s top trainers. He has taken the Investec Derby five times, the Investec Coronation Cup four times and the Investec Oaks twice. Accolades: British champion trainer 10 times – 1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2009; knighted in 1998 for his services to sport and tourism in Barbados. He has had 72 Royal Ascot winners including Estimate in the 2013 Gold Cup for Her Majesty The Queen. British Classic Wins (15): Investec Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite), Investec Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light, 2010 Workforce), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Ladbrokes St Leger (2008 Conduit). Other Major Wins Include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish Derby (1981 Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist (dead-heat), 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003 Islington, 2013 Dank), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1996 Pilsudski, 2000 Kalanisi, 2008 & 2009 Conduit), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1994 Ezzoud, 1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean, 2007 Notnowcato), Dubai World Cup (1997 Singspiel), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1981 Shergar, 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan, 2009 Conduit, 2010 Harbinger), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2010 Workforce)

Investec Oaks Record: 1977-4 Triple First; 1978-1 FAIR SALINIA, 1978-8 Sofala; 1979-4 Reprocolor, 1979-13 Rimosa’s Pet; 1981-11 Allegretta; 1983-7 Royal Heroine; 1984-4 Optimistic Lass, 1984-8 Malaak; 1985-5 Bella Colora, 1985-9 Morning Devotion; 1986-2 Untold, 1986-3 Maysoon, 1986-4 Colorspin; 1987-1 UNITE; 1988-10 Dabaweyaa; 1989-Disq Aliysa, 1989-4 Knoosh, 1989-6 Musical Bliss; 1990-8 Kartajana; 1991-6 Dartrey; 1992-7 Perfect Circle; 1993-6 Iviza; 1994-3 Hawajiss, 1994-8 Dance To The Top; 1995-2 Dance A Dream, 1995-3 Pure Grain; 1996-6 Whitewater Affair; 1997-3 Crown Of Light; 2000-4 Petrushka; 2001-2 Flight Of Fancy, 2001-6 Gay Heroine; 2002-8 Islington; 2003-13 Waldmark, 2003-14 Halawanda; 2006-3 Short Skirt, 2006-10 Riyalma; 2007-7 Dance Of Light; 2009-6 Phillipina; 2011-10 Havant; 2013-5 Liber Nauticus

Dolniya (FR) Factfile – Investec Coronation Cup Entry

Breeding: 4 b f Azamour (IRE) – Daltama (IRE) (Indian Ridge)

Breeder: H H The Aga Khan’s Studs Sc

Born: April 5 2011

Owner: H H The Aga Khan

Trainer:Alain de Royer Dupre FR

Form: (2)11135-(1)1

*Homebred by H H The Aga Khan. Dam Daltama is a half-sister to middle-distance champions Daylami, winner of seven Group One races including the 1999 Coronation Cup, and three-time Group One victor Dalakhani, who captured the Prix du Jockey Club and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

*Unraced as a juvenile but developed into one of France’s leading three-year-old fillies last year, winning three times including an easy success in the Group Two Prix de Malleret at Saint-Cloud in June.

*Third in Group One Prix Vermeille at Longchamp in September and returned to same course the following month to finish a staying-on fifth behind Treve in the Group One Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

*Unbeaten in two appearances this year, following up a short-neck verdict over Flintshire in a Polytrack conditions race at Chantilly on March 3 with an impressive win in the Group One Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan, UAE, on March 28 (beat Flintshire by two and a quarter lengths).

Race Record: Starts: 8; 1st: 5; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £2,590,660

H H Aga Khan

Born: Geneva on December 13, 1936. Background: Harvard-educated His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV is spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims. Son of Prince Aly Khan, whose racing interests he inherited after his father’s death in a car accident in May, 1960. It was in the 1970s that the Aga Khan resumed the family’s rich racing traditions. His grandfather, the third Aga Khan, won the Derby five times with Blenheim (1930), Bahram (1935), Mahmoud (1936), My Love (1948) and Tulyar (1952), and had six seconds and three thirds, plus six St Legers. In 1973, the present Aga Khan built a new stud in Normandy, the Haras de Bonneval, and in 1978 opened the magnificent Aiglemont complex near Chantilly, which includes a 100-box training centre, a chateau where the Aga resides, and an office building from where the owner’s worldwide business interests which include an airline, hotels and a resort in Sardinia and charity work are conducted. He is also a major shareholder in the Arqana and Goffs sales companies. The Aga Khan has an enterprising breeding policy and is never afraid to use stallions away from the mainstream. Almost exclusively, he races homebreds, but is always keen to acquire new bloodlines – buying the late Francois Dupre’s stock in 1977, that of the late Marcel Boussac in 1978 and Jean-Luc Lagardere’s in 2005. Studs include Gilltown and Sallymount in Ireland and Haras de Saint Crespin in France. Has owned numerous big-race winners globally and has captured the Investec Derby four times, most famously with the record 10-length victor Shergar in 1981, plus Shahrastani (1986), Kahyasi (1988) and Sinndar (2000) . In 2000, Sinndar became the first horse to win the Investec Derby, Irish Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in the same season. Boycotted British racing from December, 1990 until Royal Ascot in June, 1995, as a result of his filly Aliysa’s disqualification from the 1989 Oaks at Epsom. Aliysa tested positive to camphor in her post race dope test and, after losing a long battle with the Jockey Club, the Aga Khan withdrew his horses from Britain. A positive test led the owner to withdraw 30 horses he had with trainer Luca Cumani in January, 2000. His horses are now split between Dermot Weld, Mick Halford and John Oxx in Ireland and Alain de Royer-Dupre and Jean-Claude Rouget in France. In 2008, his brilliant unbeaten champion filly Zarkava won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and was named Cartier Horse Of The Year. His latest Classic winner came in the 2015 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas) on May 10 with Ervedy trained by Rouget. His daughter Princess Zahra Aga Khan is also a successful owner. Investec Coronation Cup wins: PETITE ETOILE (1961), DALIAPOUR (2000)

Alain de Royer-Dupre FR

Born Le Mans on September 24, 1944 Background: One of France’s leading trainers for more than three decades. Brought up at the Haras de Saint Lo, a national stud farm managed by his father. Spent eight years working for Jean Couturie at the Haras du Mesnil and began training there with three jumpers. First win came with El Morucho in a chase at Nantes on April 23, 1972, and went on to take a public licence at Montfort Le Retrou, where he oversaw some of the Aga Khan’s second-tier horses. Following Francois Mathet’s death in 1981, he moved to Chantilly to become the Aga Khan’s main trainer. Accolades: French Champion trainer (2008) French Classic Winners: Prix du Jockey Club (1984 Darshaan, 1985 Mouktar, 1987 Natroun, 2003 Dalakhani, 2006 Darsi, 2011 Reliable Man), Prix de Diane (1993 Shemaka, 1997 Vereva, 1998 Zainta, 1999 Daryaba, 2008 Zarkava, 2010 Sarafina), Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1984 Masarika, 1998 Zalaiyka, 2007 Darjina, 2008 Zarkava), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1996 Ashkalani, 1997 Daylami, 1999 Sendawar) Irish Classic Winners: Irish Oaks (2005 Shawanda, 2013 Chiquita) Other Major races won: Britain: Champion Stakes (2006 Pride), St James’s Palace Stakes (1999 Sendawar), Falmouth Stakes (2012 Giofra), Yorkshire Oaks (2012 Shareta) France: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2003 Dalakhani, 2008 Zarkava), Grand Prix de Paris (1985 Sumayr, 1995 Valanour, 2008 Montmartre), Grand Prix de Saint Cloud (2006 Pride, 2011 Sarafina), Prix d’Ispahan (2000 Sendawar, 2008 Sageburg), Prix de l’Opera (2006 Mandesha, 2013 Dalakala), Prix du Cadran (1999 Tajoun), Prix du Moulin (1996 Ashkalani, 1999 Sendawar, 2007 Darjina), Prix Ganay (1991 Kartajana, 1996 Valanour, 1998 Astarabad, 1999 Dark Moondancer), Prix Lupin (2003 Dalakhani), Prix Royal-Oak (1998 Tiraaz), Prix Vermeille (1983 Sharaya, 1986 Darara, 1999 Daryaba, 2006 Mandesha, 2008 Zarkava, 2012 Shareta), Prix de la Foret (2009 Varenar) United States: Breeders’ Cup Turf (1984 Lashkari), Secretariat Stakes (2012 Bayrir) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2006 Pride), Hong Kong Vase (2009 Daryakana) Australia: Melbourne Cup (2010 Americain) Dubai: Dubai Sheema Classic (2015 Dolniya) Investec Coronation Cup Record: 2005-6 Pride

Elm Park (GB) Factfile – Investec Derby Entry

Breeding: b c Phoenix Reach (IRE) – Lady Brora (Dashing Blade)

Breeder: Kingsclere Stud

Born: January 23, 2012

Owners: Qatar Racing Ltd, Kingsclere Racing Club

Trainer: Andrew Balding

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Form: 31111-3

*Third behind Golden Horn and Jack Hobbs in Group Two Dante Stakes on seasonal debut at York on May 14 after leading and then getting tired.

*Missed the QIPCO 2000 Guineas due to the ground being too fast.

*Enjoyed a marvellous juvenile campaign in 2014, headlined by an impressive victory in the Group One Racing Post Trophy over a mile at Doncaster in October.

*Landed Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket and Listed Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury, both over a mile.

*Broke his maiden with a comfortable success over seven furlongs at Newbury in August, having finished a promising third on debut at Sandown in July.

*His sire was a triple Group/Grade One winner for Andrew Balding in Dubai, Hong Kong and Canada, while his dam Lady Brora won once over a mile on Polytrack. Home-bred by the Balding family’s Kingsclere Stud and ran in Kingsclere Racing Club’s colours before a majority interest was sold to Qatar Racing Ltd prior to his Royal Lodge victory.

* KRC operates by leasing shares in horses bred by Kingsclere Stud for each racing season, cutting out the cost of purchasing unproven bloodstock and enabling the Club to have between 12 and 17 horses in training each season, providing regular and diverse interest throughout the year. The Club has 25 members, and there are 50 shares in each horse. The business retains 25 of these and the remaining 25 are allocated to the Club members.

Race record: Starts: 6; Wins: 4; 2nd: -; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £229,256

Qatar Racing Ltd

Background: Headed by Sheikh Fahad Al Thani, who was born in June, 1989, and his brothers. They are sons of Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, a former prime minister of Qatar and brother of the country’s former Emir. Sheikh Fahad did his A-Levels in London and a three-year BBA in business administration at the London Campus of the Geneva-based Europa University. He approached bloodstock agent David Redvers in February, 2010, about dipping his toe into racehorse ownership. Racing as Pearl Bloodstock, he enjoyed great early success capped by a victory for Dunaden in the 2011 Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington, Australia. Other flagbearers include that year’s Windsor Castle Stakes winner Frederick Engels and Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Lightening Pearl. They won the 2013 Irish 1,000 Guineas with Just The Judge, owned the 2013 Investec Oaks runner-up Secret Gesture and Pearl Bloodstock’s Side Glance won the 2013 Mackinnon Stakes and 2014 Woodbine Mile. Through their family company QIPCO, the brothers back Britain’s Champion Series and plenty of top-level races including both the British and Irish Champion Stakes and the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Their stallions standing at Redvers’ Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire are Harbour Watch, Havana Gold and Charm Spirit. They have an international brand of broodmares and over 200 horses in training in Britain, France, Ireland, Germany, America, Australia and Japan. In 2013, they bought Robins Farm Stables in Surrey, where trainer Olly Stevens is based. Pearl Bloodstock is their other identity. Karpino won the Group Two German 2,000 Guineas at Cologne on May 25. Investec Derby record: 2013-7 Chopin; 2014-4 Arod

Andrew Balding (Kingsclere, Hampshire)

Born: December 29, 1972. Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who saddled the 1971 Derby victor Mill Reef and over 2,000 winners in a career spanning nearly 40 years, and nephew of the late dual Grand National-winning handler Toby Balding. Brother of television and radio presenter Clare Balding. His mother Emma is responsible for Kingsclere Stud which bred 2015 Investec Derby hope Elm Park. Andrew rode as an amateur rider on the Flat and over jumps, partnering 20 winners under Rules. The highlight came when he rode The Queen’s Shaft Of Light to win the Amateurs’ Derby at Epsom Downs on August 25, 1997. After working for his uncle Toby, he spent two years assisting trainer Lynda Ramsden in North Yorkshire before returning to help his father at the historic Kingsclere Park House Stables, from where trainer John Porter sent out seven Derby winners in the 19th century, on the Berkshire/Hampshire border in 1999. He took over the training licence at Kingsclere on January 1, 2003 and has close to 200 horses in training this season for owners including Her Majesty The Queen, Qatar Racing, George Strawbridge, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, Jeff Smith, Kirsten Rausing and Jim and Fitri Hay. His father still assists Andrew whose best year in Britain came in 2014 when he sent out 119 winners, with his total now approaching 900 successes. International opportunities are sought after the success of Phoenix Reach and Side Glance overseas, while the longstanding policy at Kingsclere of nurturing apprentice talent continues. Andrew is married to Anna Lisa and they have two sons, Jonno and Toby, and a daughter, Flora. British Classic wins (1): Investec Oaks (2003 Casual Look). Major wins include: Racing Post Trophy (2014 Elm Park), Challenge Stakes (2014 Here Comes When), Royal Lodge Stakes (2014 Elm Park), Oettingen-Rennen (2014 Here Comes When, 2012 Highland Knight, 2003 Passing Glance), Bet365 Mile (2014 Tullius), Mackinnon Stakes (2013 Side Glance), Dante Stakes (2012 Bonfire), Investec Diomed Stakes (2012 Side Glance), Play The King Handicap (2005 Vanderlin), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach)

Investec Derby Record: 2014-11 Impulsive Moment; 2012-6 Bonfire, 2012-7 Minimise Risk

Andrea Atzeni

Born: March 26, 1991 in Sardinia. Background: Hailing from Sardinia, Andrea’s introduction to horses came by chance. With no family background involved in racing – his mother was a nurse and his father a farmer. it was by accident the young Atzeni was introduced to horses through a school friend who used to go riding after school. He was hooked from that day and soon after his father bought him his first horse called ‘Stella’. Andrea’s apprenticeship started in Milan, Italy at the age of 15 with trainer Alduino Botti and then joined trainer’s son Marco in Newmarket in 2006. A graduate of British Racing School. Rode work in the US in the winter of 2008/2009. Appointed first jockey to Qatar Racing from the start of 2015. First winner: Ruwain at Great Leighs in July, 2008. British Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2014 Kingston Hill) Major wins include: Autumn Stakes (2013 Kingston Hill), Cesarewitch (2009 Darley Sun), Premio Lydia Tesio (2012 Sortilege), Winter Derby (2013 Farrajj), Italian Derby (2013 Biz The Nurse), Lancashire Oaks (2013 Emirates Queen), Middleton Stakes (2014 Ambivalent), Princess Margaret Stakes (2013 Princess Noor), Celebration Mile (2013 Afsare), Sceptre Stakes (2013 Nargys), Racing Post Trophy (2013 Kingston Hill, 2014 Elm Park), Middleton Stakes (2014 Ambivalent, 2015 Secret Gesture), King George Stakes (2014 Take Cover), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2014 Postponed), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2014 Postponed). Investec Derby Record: 2014-2 Kingston Hill

Golden Horn (GB) Factfile – Investec Derby Contender

Breeding: b c Cape Cross (IRE) – Fleche D´Or (Dubai Destination (USA))

Breeder: Hascombe And Valiant Studs

Born: March 27, 2012

Owners: Anthony Openheimer

Trainer: John Gosden

Form: 1-11

*Not currently entered in the Investec Derby but is expected to be added to the field at the £75,000 supplementary entry stage on Monday, June 1.

*Was an impressive winner of the Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes at York on May 14, defeating stable companion and fellow Investec Derby aspirant Jack Hobbs readily by two and three quarter lengths.

*Began 2015 by taking the Listed Feilden Stakes at Newmarket in April, when he scored by a length and a half from Peacock.

*Successful on only start of 2014, when landing an extended mile maiden at Nottingham in October.

*Retained by breeder Anthony Oppenheimer after being bought back for 190,000 guineas at Tattersalls in 2013.

Race record: Starts: 3; Wins: 3; 2nd: -; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £118,188

Anthony Oppenheimer

Born: June 11, 1937 Background: Anthony Oppenheimer is on the board of the De Beers Consolidated Mines and De Beers SA. A cousin of the former De Beers chairman and billionaire Harry Oppenheimer, Anthony was previously the President of De Beers Central Selling Organisation until he retired from the post in 2002. Racing Interests: He inherited his love of racing from his father, Sir Philip Oppenheimer, who bought Hascombe Stud at Cheveley, Newmarket & merged it with his Valiant Stud (named after his children Valerie and Anthony) in 1965. Sir Philip owned and bred 1,000 Guineas and Sussex Stakes winner On The House. Oppenheimer senior was also responsible for breeding 1997 Coronation Stakes winner Rebecca Sharp, although the filly won in Anthony’s colours due to Sir Philip’s death in two years earlier. In 1996 the stud decided to sell its colts as yearlings, and horses sold include 2,000 Guineas winner Footstepsinthesand and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes victor Summoner. The stud also bred Poule d’Essai des Pouliches winner Rose Gypsy and 2011 EP Taylor Stakes heroine Miss Keller. The fillies that Oppenheimer has retained include Coronation Stakes winner Balisada and Prix Saint-Alary heroine Marotta. Prior to Golden Horn, the best horse to have carried Oppenheimer’s colours in recent seasons is Bronze Cannon, a dual Group Two winner in 2009. He usually has 10 to 15 horses in training in Britain, with his other trainers including Roger Charlton, Charlie Fellowes, William Haggas and Ed Vaughan. Oppenheimer has yet to have a runner in the Investec Derby although his father owned Pelerin, fourth to Henbit in 1980, and his mother Lady Oppenheimer owned Mystic Knight, sixth in 1996.

No previous Investec Derby runners

John Gosden (Newmarket, Suffolk)

Born: Lewes, Sussex, on March 30, 1951. Background: His father Towser was a trainer. Educated at Eastbourne College and Cambridge University. Worked in land management in Venezuela before returning to Britain to assist Sir Noel Murless from 1974 to 1975 and Vincent O’Brien from 1976 to 1977. After brief spell assisting Tommy Doyle in California, set up on his own in the US in 1979, where he trained with success for nine years. Saddled Robert Sangster’s Royal Heroine to win inaugural Breeders’ Cup Mile at Hollywood Park in 1984. Prompted by Sheikh Mohammed, returned to Britain in 1988, to train at the owner’s Stanley House Stables in Newmarket. In 2000, moved to Robert Sangster’s Manton estate in Wiltshire. Returned to Newmarket in 2005, having bought Clarehaven Stables. British champion trainer for the first time in 2012 with more than £3.7 million in prize money. Accolades: Trained US Eclipse Award winners Bates Motel and Royal Heroine. British champion trainer in 2012. Has had 37 Royal Ascot winners. British Classic wins (7): Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Investec Oaks (2014 Taghrooda), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel). Other major wins include: Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2014 Kingman), Irish Oaks (2012 Great Heavens), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2011 Nathaniel, 2014 Taghrooda), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeder’s Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah, 2011 Duncan-dht), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi, 2013 The Fugue), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina, 2012 Fallen For You), Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream) Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2009 Virtual), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan, 2012 The Fugue, 2013 Winsili, 2014 Sultanina), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix Rothschild (2012 & 2013 Elusive Kate), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 1995 Muhtarram, 2014 The Fugue), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram, 2013 The Fugue), Falmouth Stakes (2013 Elusive Kate), Hollywood Derby (1983 Royal Heroine, 2013 Seek Again), Prix Jacques Le Marois (2014 Kingman), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2013 Kingman), St James’s Palace Stakes (2014 Kingman). Investec Derby Record: 1992-4 Muhtarram, 1992-16 Pollen Count; 1994-10 Linney Head; 1995-2 Tamure, 1995-3 Presenting; 1996-3 Shantou; 1997-1 BENNY THE DIP; 1999-6 Glamis; 2003-11 Summerland; 2004-4 Percussionist; 2007-4 Lucarno; 2009-8 Debussy; 2010-10 Azmeel; 2011-8 Masked Marvel; 2012-4 Thought Worthy; 2014-3 Romsdal, 2014-6 Western Hymn

Jack Hobbs (GB) Factfile – Investec Derby Entry

Breeding: br c Halling (USA) – Swain´s Gold (USA) (Swain (IRE))

Breeder: Minster Stud

Born: March 2, 2012

Owner: Godolphin & Partners

Trainer: John Gosden

Form: 1-12

*Named after the famous Surrey and England cricketer Sir Jack Hobbs.

*Recently partly sold to Godolphin, having previously raced in the colour of the trainer’s wide Rachel Hood and her university friends George Bailey and Nicholas Hall.

*Bred by Willie Carson’s Minster Stud and a 60,000 guineas yearling in 2013.

*Made winning debut at Wolverhampton in an extended mile Tapeta maiden at Wolverhampton on December 27.

*Showed himself to be a very useful colt in the making when sauntering to a hugely-impressive 12-length victory in 0-95 10 furlong handicap at Sandown Park on April 24.

*Started 2/1 favourite for the Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes at York on May 14, the progressive colt finished the two and three quarter length runner-up behind unbeaten stable companion Golden Horn.

Race Record: Starts: 3; 1st: 2; 2nd: 1; 3rd:- Win & Place Prize Money: £46,649

Godolphin

Background: Godolphin is the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed and other members of the ruling Maktoum family of Dubai. Its aim is to win races worldwide. The experiment began on a small scale in the winter of 1992. The Godolphin operation was formally established in 1994, with Hilal Ibrahim as trainer, when Balanchine won the Investec Oaks and Irish Derby. The following year, Saeed bin Suroor was appointed as the official trainer. Principal Trainers: Godolphin’s British-based horses are handled primarily by Saeed bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby, with John Gosden and other trainers such as Richard Hannon also handling horses from 2015 onwards. Andre Fabre and Henri-Alex Pantall train for Godolphin in France, while the US runners are overseen by Kiaran McLaughlin, Tom Albertrani and Eoin Harty. Jim Bolger, Willie McCreery and Mick Halford train theGodolphin horses in Ireland. Mahmood Al Zarooni, who previously trained for Godolphin at Moulton Paddocks in Newmarket, was banned for eight years by the BHA in April, 2013. A total of 22 of his horses tested positive for anabolic steroids and were unable to race for six months. There has also been a significant Godolphin presence in Australia since August, 2014. Retained riders for 2015 are James Doyle and William Buick. Champion Owner in Britain (9 times): 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012 and 2013. British Classic Wins: QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands, 2013 Dawn Approach), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia, 2011 Blue Bunting), Investec Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia), Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi, 1999 Mutafaweq, 2004 Rule Of Law, 2009 Mastery and 2012 Encke). Godolphin claims Investec Derby success with Lammtarra, who carried the colours of Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum to victory in 1995. Big Race Wins Include: 220 Group/Grade One wins in 12 countries, the latest of which was Night Of Thunder in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 16, 2015 and including Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist, 2012 Monterosso, 2014 African Story), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), French 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting), Eclipse (1995 &1996 Halling, 1998 Daylami, 2004 Refuse To Bend), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millenium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera, 2011 Rewilding), Juddmonte International (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 1998 & 2000 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau, 2012 Colour Vision), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ (2001 Tempera), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2009 Vale Of York), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2013 Outstrip), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee and 2002 Marienbard), QIPCO Champion Stakes (2013 Farhh).

Investec Derby Record: Investec Derby Record: 1995-6 Vettori; 1997-9 Bold Demand; 1998-2 City Honours, 1998-9 Cape Verdi; 1999-9 Dubai Millennium, 1999-13 Adair; 2000-4 Best Of The Bests, 2000-6 Hatha Anna, 2000-11 Inchlonaig, 2000-12 Broche; 2001-3 Tobougg; 2002-3 Moon Ballad, 2002-7 Naheef; 2003-8 Graikos; 2004-2 Rule Of Law, 2004-7 Snow Ridge; 2005-3 Dubawi; 2008-7 Rio De La Plata; 2009-9 Kite Wood; 2010-3 Rewilding, 2010-6 Al Zir, 2010-8 Buzzword; 2011-11 Ocean War; 2013-12 Dawn Approach; 2014-7 True Story, 2014-14 Pinzolo, 2014-15 Sudden Wonder

John Gosden (Newmarket, Suffolk)

Born: Lewes, Sussex, on March 30, 1951. Background: His father Towser was a trainer. Educated at Eastbourne College and Cambridge University. Worked in land management in Venezuela before returning to Britain to assist Sir Noel Murless from 1974 to 1975 and Vincent O’Brien from 1976 to 1977. After brief spell assisting Tommy Doyle in California, set up on his own in the US in 1979, where he trained with success for nine years. Saddled Robert Sangster’s Royal Heroine to win inaugural Breeders’ Cup Mile at Hollywood Park in 1984. Prompted by Sheikh Mohammed, returned to Britain in 1988, to train at the owner’s Stanley House Stables in Newmarket. In 2000, moved to Robert Sangster’s Manton estate in Wiltshire. Returned to Newmarket in 2005, having bought Clarehaven Stables. British champion trainer for the first time in 2012 with more than £3.7 million in prize money. Accolades: Trained US Eclipse Award winners Bates Motel and Royal Heroine. British champion trainer in 2012. Has had 37 Royal Ascot winners. British Classic wins (7): Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Investec Oaks (2014 Taghrooda), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel). Other major wins include: Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2014 Kingman), Irish Oaks (2012 Great Heavens), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2011 Nathaniel, 2014 Taghrooda), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeder’s Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah, 2011 Duncan-dht), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi, 2013 The Fugue), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina, 2012 Fallen For You), Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream) Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2009 Virtual), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan, 2012 The Fugue, 2013 Winsili, 2014 Sultanina), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix Rothschild (2012 & 2013 Elusive Kate), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 1995 Muhtarram, 2014 The Fugue), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram, 2013 The Fugue), Falmouth Stakes (2013 Elusive Kate), Hollywood Derby (1983 Royal Heroine, 2013 Seek Again), Prix Jacques Le Marois (2014 Kingman), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2013 Kingman), St James’s Palace Stakes (2014 Kingman). Investec Derby Record: 1992-4 Muhtarram, 1992-16 Pollen Count; 1994-10 Linney Head; 1995-2 Tamure, 1995-3 Presenting; 1996-3 Shantou; 1997-1 BENNY THE DIP; 1999-6 Glamis; 2003-11 Summerland; 2004-4 Percussionist; 2007-4 Lucarno; 2009-8 Debussy; 2010-10 Azmeel; 2011-8 Masked Marvel; 2012-4 Thought Worthy; 2014-3 Romsdal, 2014-6 Western Hymn

William Buick

Born: July 22, 1988, in Norway. Background: Fluent in Norwegian, Danish and German as well as English.Announced as a Godolphin retained jockey on November 9, 2014, he is riding primarily for Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby as well as John Gosden and Saeed bin Suroor in 2015. Born in Norway on July 22, 1988, he hails from a family with lots of equestrian background. His mother Maria became a show jumper and dressage rider, while his father Walter enjoyed a long career as a jockey, being champion jockey eight times in Denmark and once in Norway. Scottish-born Walter Buick initially rode in Britain and was apprenticed to Newmarket trainer Bernard Van Cutsem before moving to Norway due to the lack of race riding opportunities in Britain. He went on to partner 1,500 winners, including 22 Classics in Scandinavia, before spending four years as a trainer at Baden-Baden in Germany. He returned to Britain in 2001 to become a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning in Lambourn and a part-time race-reader. William Buick rode out for his father in Germany and for Norwegian champion trainer Vido Neuroth. He would get up in the middle of winter, ride work in sub-zero temperatures before heading to school for his studies. During the holidays, he would travel over the Britain to ride work for Reg Hollinshead, Marcus Tregoning and Andrew Balding. He returned to Balding’s yard at Kingclere, Berkshire, to become an apprentice jockey after leaving school at the age of 16. His first race came in August, 2006, and his first victory came on Bank On Benny the following month at Salisbury on September 27. Following a working holiday in Florida, USA, he returned to Britain at the start of 2007 and soon earned a reputation as one of the country’s most exciting apprentices. The jockey gained a first Royal Ascot success on Dark Missile in the Wokingham Handicap, one of the most competitive races in the calendar, in June, 2007, and the first Group victory came on Buccellati in the Group Three St Simon Stakes at Newbury in October, 2008. Buick had his initial ride for Godolphin at Chester on September 13, 2008, finishing fourth on subsequent Emirates Melbourne Cup runner-up Crime Scene in a Listed race. He ended 2008 as joint-champion apprentice after a thrilling battle with David Probert, who was also attached to the Balding stable, with 50 winners each. The jockey continued to do well and enjoyed a breakthrough first top-level success on board the Mick Channon-trained Lahaleeb in the Grade One E P Taylor Stakes at Woodbine, Canada, in October, 2009. He was appointed stable jockey to John Gosden in January, 2010, despite never having ridden for the Newmarket handler before. The trainer’s faith in William Buick was almost instantly rewarded as the rider partnered Dar Re Mi to glory in the Group One Dubai Sheema Classic on World Cup night at Meydan, Dubai, three months later. William Buick enjoyed his first Godolphin winner on May 15, 2010 with Claremont in the Listed Aston Park Stakes at Newbury, and rode an excellent race to take second on board stable companion Miss Jean Brodie in the Group One Darley Irish Oaks the Curragh in July of the same year. Debussy, trained by John Gosden, captured the Group One Arlington Million under Buick in August, 2010. He gained his first Classic success in September, 2010, with Arctic Cosmos, who stormed to victory in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster. A superb 2011 for the rider yielded five Group One wins, headed by a second St Leger with Masked Marvel and a thrilling victory on Nathaniel in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Dream Ahead, joint-champion European juvenile alongside Frankel in 2010, recorded a pair of wins at the highest level, in Haydock’s Sprint Cup and the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp. The jockey enjoyed another hugely successful campaign in 2012, annexing a further nine Group One races including the Coral-Eclipse on Nathaniel, the Darley Irish Oaks with Great Heavens and the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes on board Australian sprinter Ortensia. Following a short spell riding in Japan at the start of 2013, he returned to Dubai to partner his first Group One success for Godolphin on Sajjhaa, who ran on strongly to capture the Jebel Hatta Sponsored By Emirates Airline. He finished second on Libertarian for trainer Elaine Burke in the 2013 Investec Derby and continued to achieve notable victories at some of Europe’s premier meetings in 2013, taking the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York and Leopardstown’s Irish Champion Stakes with The Fugue and partnering Elusive Kate to Group One wins at Newmarket and Deauville. He started to ride more regularly for Godolphin during the Dubai World Cup Carnival in 2014 and was handed further opportunities by Appleby during the 2014 Flat season in Europe as the trainer used the best available jockeys for his horses. He continued to excel as retained jockey for Gosden, winning the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes on The Fugue and posting a second successive win in the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes with Sultanina. He partnered Godolphin’s Charming Thought to a thrilling nose victory in the vision.ae Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on Dubai Future Champions Day at Newmarket in October, 2014, to provide Appleby with a first Group One victory in Britain. He signed a retainer with Godolphin shortly after the end of the 2014 British Flat season and enjoyed the biggest success of his career on Godolphin’s Prince Bishop, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, in the world’s richest race, the Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline at Meydan, UAE, on March 28, 2015. Accolades: Joint champion apprentice (with David Probert) 2008. Has had 12 Royal Ascot winners. British Classic wins (2): Ladbrokes St Leger (2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel). Other major wins include: Irish Oaks (2012 Great Heavens), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2011 Nathaniel), Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), E P Taylor Stakes (2009 Lahaleeb), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Haydock Sprint Cup (2011 Dream Ahead), Nunthorpe Stakes (2012 Ortensia), Coronation Stakes (2012 Fallen For You), Prix de la Forêt (2011 Dream Ahead, 2012 Gordon Lord Byron), Prix Jean Romanet (2012 Izzi Top), Prix Marcel Boussac (2011 Elusive Kate), Prix Rothschild (2012 and 2013 Elusive Kate), Pretty Polly Stakes (2012 Izzi Top), Gran Premio di Milano (2012 Earl of Tinsdal), Jebel Hatta (2013 Sajjhaa), Falmouth Stakes (2013 Elusive Kate), Nassau Stakes (2013 Winsili, 2014 Sultanina), Yorkshire Oaks (2013 The Fugue), Irish Champion Stakes (2013 The Fugue), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2014 The Fugue), Middle Park Stakes (2014 Charming Thought), Dubai World Cup (2015 Prince Bishop). Investec Derby Record: 2010 Azmeel (10th); 2011 Masked Marvel (8th); 2012 Thought Worthy (4th), 2013 Libertarian (2nd), 2014 Western Hymn (6th)

Jazzi Top (GB) Factfile – Investec Oaks Entry

Breeding: b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) – Zee Zee Top (Zafonic)

Breeder: Meon Valley Stud

Born: February 5, 2012

Owner: Helena Springfield Limited

Trainer: John Gosden

Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Form: 33-11

*Superbly-bred filly. Dam Zee Zee Top won Group One Prix de l’Opera, grand-dam Colorspin won the Irish Oaks and her great grand-dam is one of Meon Valley Stud’s outstanding foundation broodmare Reprocolor, who died in 2008 aged 32. Her half-sister is the dual Group One winner Izzi Top.

*Third in two fillies’ maidens over seven furlongs in 2014, at Newmarket and at Kempton Park.

*Registered first victory on April 1 this year with comfortable victory in mile fillies’ maiden on Polytack at Kempton Park.

*Entered Investec Oaks reckoning with length and a half victory over Zannda in Listed Tweenhills Pretty Polly Stakes over 10 furlongs at Newmarket on May 3. Both of the latest two Investec Oaks heroines – Talent (2013) and Taghrooda (2014) – won this race before going on to score at Epsom Downs.

Race Record: Starts: 4; 1st: 2; 2nd: 2; 3rd:- Win & Place Prize Money: £26,749

Helena Springfield Ltd

Background: In the autumn of 1977, bloodstock agent Richard Galpin was dispatched to Tattersalls sales to buy four yearling fillies as possible foundation mares for Egon and Elizabeth Weinfeld. It could scarcely have been a more successful venture with three of them proving high-class performers. The Henry Cecil-trained One In A Million, who cost 18,500gns, won the 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes, stablemate Odeon (38,000gns) won the Galtres Stakes at York while the Michael Stoute-trained Reprocolor, purchased for 25,000 guineas. won the Lingfield Oaks Trial and Lancashire Oaks and finished fourth in the Investec Oaks at Epsom. In 1979, the Weinfelds bought a farm at Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire that was named Meon Valley Stud and – breeding from the descendants of those yearling purchases – has become one of the most successful British commercial breeding operations. Success: The stud, now covering 900 acres, has bred a string of top-class winners including 1996 Investec Oaks heroine Lady Carla, 1998 Investec Oaks runner-up Noushkey, Opera House (1991 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Coral-Eclipse, Coronation Cup), Kayf Tara (1998 and 2000 Ascot Gold Cup), Colorspin (1986 Irish Oaks), Milligram (1987 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), Stagecraft (1991 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes), Cezanne (1994 Irish Champion Stakes), One So Wonderful (1998 Juddmonte International), Necklace (2003 Moyglare Stud Stakes), Zee Zee Top (2003 Prix de l’Opera), Izzi Top (2012 Pretty Polly Stakes & 2012 Prix Jean Romanet) and Shirocco Star (second in both 2012 Investec Oaks and Irish Oaks). Meon Valley Stud bred its 200th individual winner when Fantasy Fry scored at Bath in July, 2010. The stud, which has enjoyed some spectacular sales results, keeps a number of fillies in training, this year split between Luca Cumani, James Fanshawe, John Gosden, Hughie Morrison and Roger Varian. Egon Weinfield died in December, 2013. His son Mark and daughter Helena are actively involved in the stud and many of their racehorses are leased to run in the name of the promotional company Helena Springfield. No previous Investec Oaks winners

John Gosden (Newmarket, Suffolk)

Born: Lewes, Sussex, on March 30, 1951. Background: His father Towser was a trainer. Educated at Eastbourne College and Cambridge University. Worked in land management in Venezuela before returning to Britain to assist Sir Noel Murless from 1974 to 1975 and Vincent O’Brien from 1976 to 1977. After brief spell assisting Tommy Doyle in California, set up on his own in the US in 1979, where he trained with success for nine years. Saddled Robert Sangster’s Royal Heroine to win inaugural Breeders’ Cup Mile at Hollywood Park in 1984. Prompted by Sheikh Mohammed, returned to Britain in 1988, to train at the owner’s Stanley House Stables in Newmarket. In 2000, moved to Robert Sangster’s Manton estate in Wiltshire. Returned to Newmarket in 2005, having bought Clarehaven Stables. British champion trainer for the first time in 2012 with more than £3.7 million in prize money. Accolades: Trained US Eclipse Award winners Bates Motel and Royal Heroine. British champion trainer in 2012. Has had 37 Royal Ascot winners. British Classic wins (7): Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Investec Oaks (2014 Taghrooda), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel). Other major wins include: Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2014 Kingman), Irish Oaks (2012 Great Heavens), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2011 Nathaniel, 2014 Taghrooda), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeder’s Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah, 2011 Duncan-dht), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi, 2013 The Fugue), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina, 2012 Fallen For You), Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream) Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2009 Virtual), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan, 2012 The Fugue, 2013 Winsili, 2014 Sultanina), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix Rothschild (2012 & 2013 Elusive Kate), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 1995 Muhtarram, 2014 The Fugue), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram, 2013 The Fugue), Falmouth Stakes (2013 Elusive Kate), Hollywood Derby (1983 Royal Heroine, 2013 Seek Again), Prix Jacques Le Marois (2014 Kingman), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2013 Kingman), St James’s Palace Stakes (2014 Kingman). Investec Oaks Record: 1993-8 Marillette, 1995-10 Bunting, 2003-12 High Praise, 2008-7 Michita, 2009-4 Rainbow View, 2010-4 Gertrude Bell, 2011-3 Izzi Top, 2012-3 The Fugue, 2013-8 Gertrude Versed; 2014-1 TAGHROODA

Frankie Dettori

Born: December 15, 1970, Milan, Italy Background: the son of Gianfranco, 13-time champion jockey in Italy. Frankie (christened Lanfranco) Dettori arrived from his homeland to join Luca Cumani’s Newmarket yard as an apprentice in July, 1985. His first success came on Rif at Turin, Italy, on November 16, 1986, and he rode his first British winner on Lizzy Hare at Goodwood on June 9, 1987. He passed 100 winners for the first time in 1990 when recording 141 successes and created history when riding all seven winners on the Saturday at the Ascot Festival in September, 1996. Dettori survived a horrific plane crash at Newmarket in 2000 in which the pilot was killed. He was retained by Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation in 1993, but it was announced in September, 2012, that the retainer would not be renewed. It was subsequently revealed he had failed a drugs test whilst riding in France. On December 5, 2012, Dettori was suspended from riding for six months after being found guilty of taking a prohibited substance, believed to be cocaine. He returned from his ban at the 2013 Investec Derby Festival and became retained rider for Sheikh Joaan Al Thani in July, 2013, whose horses run under the Al Shaqab Racing banner. He is married to Catherine and they have five children. Accolades/achievements: British champion apprentice in 1989 and champion jockey three times (1994, 1995 and 2004). Awarded an honorary MBE in December, 2000. Celebrated his 500th Group race victory on Dabirsim in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere at Longchamp on October 2, 2011. He has ridden well in excess of 3,000 winners including over 100 at Group One level. British Classic Wins (14): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia, 2011 Blue Bunting), Investec Derby (2007 Authorized – 15th attempt), Investec Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia), Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliché, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit) Major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard). Royal Ascot Wins (49), major wins include: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau, 2012 Colour Vision), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera, 2011 Rewilding), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti) Investec Oaks Record: 1991-2 Shamshir, 1993-3 Oakmead, 1994-1 BALANCHINE, 1995-1 MOONSHELL, 1996-2 Pricket, 1997-11 Siyadah, 1998-2 Bahr, 1999-3 Zahrat Dubai, 2001-13 Najah, 2002-1 KAZZIA, 2003-5 Hi Dubai, 2004-3 Punctilious, 2005-12 Fen Shui, 2006-6 Time On, 2007-13 Measured Tempo, 2008-4 Clowance, 2010-14 Sajjhaa, 2011-4 Blue Bunting, 2014-17 Amazing Maria

Legatissimo (IRE) Factfile – Investec Oaks Entry

Breeding: b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) – Yummy Mummy (Montjeu (IRE))

Breeder: Newsells Park Stud

Born: April 22, 2012

Owner:Michael Tabor & Mrs John Magnier & Derrick Smith

Trainer: David Wachman IRE

Form: 612-411

*Bidding to become the 48th filly to win both the 1,000 Guineas and Oaks (and the first since Godolphin’s Kazzia in 2002), following a three quarters of a length success over Lucida in the mile Classic at Newmarket on May 3.

*Looks set to appreciate a step up in distance; convincing winner of Listed Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes over nine and a half furlongs at Gowran Park on April 26. Full-sister to Irish Derby & Gold Cup winner Fame And Glory, who was second to Sea The Stars in the 2009 Investec Derby and captured the Investec Coronation Cup the following year.

*Fourth on seasonal return on soft to heavy ground in seven-furlong Group Three Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial on April 12, her only appearance to date on ground slower than good.

*Won seven-furlong maiden at the Galway Festival in July and ran well to take second in strong mile Listed contest at the Curragh in August – winner Jack Naylor was subsequently third in Prix Marcel Boussac and third home Together Forever went on to take the Fillies’ Mile.

Race Record: Starts: 6; 1st: 3; 2nd: 1; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £279,024

Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier & Derrick Smith

Sue Magnier – Background: Born October, 1953, daughter of legendary trainer Vincent O’Brien (who saddled six Derby winners). Husband John Magnier (born in County Cork on February 10, 1948) has changed the bloodstock world since teaming up with Robert Sangster and Vincent O’Brien to buy Coolmore in the 1970s. Purchased potential stallions as yearlings, early successes included Alleged, Be My Guest, El Gran Senor, Golden Fleece, Sadler’s Wells and Storm Bird. Magnier subsequently bought out partners and now owns Coolmore, its American and Australian offshoots, and the Ballydoyle training centre. Worth £587 million according to 2015 Sunday Times Rich List. Myriad other business interests include stakes in Barchester nursing homes, pub group Mitchells & Butlers, property, Ladbrokes, the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados and Global Radio. Formerly had stake in Manchester United. Homes in Ireland, Barbados and Switzerland. Racing interests: Sue Magnier has had a share in all of Aidan O’Brien’s best horses. Those to have carried the Magnier dark blue silks include the Investec Derby winners Galileo, Pour Moi and Ruler Of The World. Other flagbearers include King Of Kings, Hawk Wing, Giant’s Causeway, Imagine, George Washington, Duke Of Marmalade, Dylan Thomas, Henrythenavigator, Rip Van Winkle and four-time Ascot Gold Cup scorer Yeats. Michael Tabor – Background: Born October 28, 1941, in East London. Trained as hairdresser and built up Arthur Prince bookmaking chain before selling to Coral in 1995. Married to Doreen and has homes in Barbados and Monaco. Son Ashley founded Global Radio, Europe’s largest commercial radio group, with backing from his father. Michael Tabor’s fortune grew through currency dealing and his many business interests include ownership of Victor Chandler and shares in Ladbrokes. Valued at £600 million in 2015 Sunday Times Rich list. Racing interests: Joined forces with John Magnier after his Thunder Gulch won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1995. Previously best known for owning jumpers such as Neville Callaghan-trained Royal Derbi. Best horses to carry his colours include Montjeu, High Chaparral (2002 Derby), Hurricane Run, Entrepreneur, Desert King, Johannesburg, Stravinsky, Starspangledbanner, Lillie Langtry, Peeping Fawn, Misty For Me and 2007 Belmont Stakes heroine Rags To Riches. Derrick Smith – Background: Former Ladbrokes trading director, now based in Barbados with wife Gay. Currency trading helped him to be worth £590 million in 2015 Sunday Times Rich List. Business interests include, with his racing partners, Barchester nursing homes, pub group Mitchells & Butlers and the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados. Racing interests: In 2004, joined Coolmore as an investor and his purple silks with white seams, purple and white striped sleeves and purple cap have become a common sight atop such horses as the Investec Derby winners Camelot (2012) and Australia (2014) and Investec Oaks heroine Was. Others to sport his silks include Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach, 2011 Breeders’ Cup Turf and triple Investec Coronation Cup victor St Nicholas Abbey, Ascot Gold Cup winner Fame And Glory, Simply Perfect, Astronomer Royal, St Leger hero Leading Light, Mastercraftsman and the 2010 Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes winner Cape Blanco as well as Australian import So You Think. Gay Smith has owned a number of jumpers including Holywell, a dual winner at the Cheltenham Festival. Their son Paul owns 2014 Ladbrokes St Leger hero Kingston Hill. Overview: Coolmore partners have won the Investec Derby a record six times, including the last four winners, another record. Investec Oaks Wins: 1998 SHATOUSH (Diane Nagle & Sue Magnier), 2001 IMAGINE (Diane Nagle & Sue Magnier), 2006 ALEXANDROVA (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith), 2012 WAS (Derrick Smith Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor)

David Wachman (County Tipperary, Ireland)

Born: July 5, 1971. Background: Educated at Glenstal Abbey. Grandfather Norman was a famous punter who owned The Bug, who landed a gamble worth £1 million in today’s money when winning 1946 Wokingham Handicap. Worked for trainer Bill Mitchell in Australia, before assisting Jenny Pitman in Lambourn. Returned to Ireland to work for Michael Hourigan and Jim Bolger, when he shared a house with subsequent multiple British champion jump jockey A P McCoy. Began training in 1996, originally concentrating around jumpers and selling on point-to-pointers. First winner was Middle Moggs in a maiden hurdle at Clonmel on September 5, 1996. Based at Coolmore-owned Longfield Stud near Cashel in Co Tipperary. Married John and Sue Magnier’s daughter Katie in August, 2002. British Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2015 Legatissimo) Irish Classic Wins (1): (2009 Again) Other Big Race Wins Include: Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (2013 – Sudirman), Middle Park Stakes (2008 Bushranger), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2008 Again), Prix Morny (2008 Bushranger), Phoenix Stakes (2004 Damson, 2013 Sudirman), Garden City Breeders’ Cup Handicap (2005 Luas Line) Investec Oaks Record: No previous runners

Star Of Seville (GB) Factfile – Investec Oaks Entry

Breeding: b f Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) – Stage Presence (IRE) (Selkirk (USA))

Breeder: Lady Bamford

Born: March 27, 2012

Owners: Lady Bamford

Trainer: John Gosden

Form: 31-11

*Landed Group Three Musidora Stakes at York on May 13, scoring by a head from Together Forever.

*Began year with impressive three and a half-length success in 10-furlong conditions race at Newbury on April 17, seeing off the colt Ooty Hill.

*Ran twice in 2014, landing mile Doncaster maiden in October by an eye-catching six lengths. Had previously finished third on debut over seven furlongs at Leicester earlier in the same month.

Race record: Starts: 4; Wins: 3; 2nd: -; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £71,321

Lady Bamford

Background: Carole Bamford’s husband Lord Bamford is chairman of JCB, the Staffordshire construction equipment company founded by his father Joseph in 1945. Lady Bamford, a former air stewardess, founded Daylesford Organics at the family’s 1,500-acre estate near Stow-On-The-Wold and the company now has shops in London and Tokyo. The family also own the Bamford and Sons clothing stores. Lady Bamford received an OBE in 2006 for her charity work for the NSPCC. The couple have an estimated wealth of £3.1 billion according to the 2015 Sunday Times Rich List, which ranks them as the 29th richest people in Britain. Racing Interests: Lady Bamford has been one of the biggest domestic investors in breeding stock in recent years for her Daylesford Stud, which is also home to top-class dressage competition horses. Thoroughbred purchases include Clara Bow (a 750,000gns purchase), Pink Cristal (720,000gns), Maid Of Killeen (650,000gns) and Time Ahead (650,000gns). Investec Oaks winner Sariska, the best horse she has owned and bred, is out of Maycocks Bay, who was bought by her bloodstock advisor Hugo Lascelles for just 32,000 guineas as a yearling Major Wins: Investec Oaks (2009 Sariska), Irish Oaks (2009 Sariska), Park Hill Stakes (2013 The Lark), King Edward VII Stakes (2014 Eagle Top)

Previous Investec Oaks Winners: 2009 SARISKA

John Gosden (Newmarket, Suffolk)

Born: Lewes, Sussex, on March 30, 1951. Background: His father Towser was a trainer. Educated at Eastbourne College and Cambridge University. Worked in land management in Venezuela before returning to Britain to assist Sir Noel Murless from 1974 to 1975 and Vincent O’Brien from 1976 to 1977. After brief spell assisting Tommy Doyle in California, set up on his own in the US in 1979, where he trained with success for nine years. Saddled Robert Sangster’s Royal Heroine to win inaugural Breeders’ Cup Mile at Hollywood Park in 1984. Prompted by Sheikh Mohammed, returned to Britain in 1988, to train at the owner’s Stanley House Stables in Newmarket. In 2000, moved to Robert Sangster’s Manton estate in Wiltshire. Returned to Newmarket in 2005, having bought Clarehaven Stables. British champion trainer for the first time in 2012 with more than £3.7 million in prize money. Accolades: Trained US Eclipse Award winners Bates Motel and Royal Heroine. British champion trainer in 2012. Has had 37 Royal Ascot winners. British Classic wins (7): Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Investec Oaks (2014 Taghrooda), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel). Other major wins include: Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2014 Kingman), Irish Oaks (2012 Great Heavens), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2011 Nathaniel, 2014 Taghrooda), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeder’s Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah, 2011 Duncan-dht), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi, 2013 The Fugue), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina, 2012 Fallen For You), Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream) Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2009 Virtual), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan, 2012 The Fugue, 2013 Winsili, 2014 Sultanina), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix Rothschild (2012 & 2013 Elusive Kate), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 1995 Muhtarram, 2014 The Fugue), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram, 2013 The Fugue), Falmouth Stakes (2013 Elusive Kate), Hollywood Derby (1983 Royal Heroine, 2013 Seek Again), Prix Jacques Le Marois (2014 Kingman), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2013 Kingman), St James’s Palace Stakes (2014 Kingman). Investec Oaks Record: 1993-8 Marillette, 1995-10 Bunting, 2003-12 High Praise, 2008-7 Michita, 2009-4 Rainbow View, 2010-4 Gertrude Bell, 2011-3 Izzi Top, 2012-3 The Fugue, 2013-8 Gertrude Versed; 2014-1 TAGHROODA

Zawraq (IRE) Factfile – Investec Derby Entry

Breeding: b c Shamardal (USA) – Sundus (USA) (Sadler´s Wells (USA))

Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

Born: April 25, 2012

Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum

Trainer:Dermot Weld IRE

Form: 1-1

*Homebred by Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Shadwell operation. Dam Sundus won over 10 furlongs on only start and half-sister to 1,000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes heroine Ghanaati plus Champion Stakes runner-up Mawatheeq. From the family of top broodmare Height Of Fashion, who produced the 1989 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner Nashwan.

*Unbeaten in two starts to date; made winning debut when gamely beating 3.6 million guineas purchase Sir Isaac Newton in seven-furlong maiden at Leopardstown in October.

*Easy winner of Listed Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes over a mile on April 12, readily beating Endless Drama by three and a half lengths.

Race Record: Starts: 2; 1st: 2; 2nd: -; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £32,162

Hamdan Al Maktoum

Born: December 25, 1945. Background: eldest surviving brother of the ruling family of Dubai. Deputy Ruler of Dubai as well as being the Minister of Finance and Industry of the United Arab Emirates. Attended Bell School of Languages in Cambridge, England, between 1967 and 1968. Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates between 1971 and 1973. Racing Interests: Around 500 horses globally carry his distinctive silks of blue with white epaulets, blue and white striped cap, and are trained in Britain mainly by Ed Dunlop, John Gosden, William Haggas, Charlie Hills, John Hills, Mark Johnston, Sir Michael Stoute, and Roger Varian. Also has horses trained in America, Australia, Dubai, South Africa, Ireland and France. Has owned 12 British Classic winners, headed by Nashwan (1989 2000 Guineas and Derby) and Salsabil (1990 1000 Guineas and Oaks). His stars around the world include At Talaq and Jeune, who won the Melbourne Cup in 1986 and 1994 respectively, and US champion Invasor, who won the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Classic and following year’s Dubai World Cup. Also owns Shadwell Stud in Norfolk and Beech House Stud in Newmarket, as well as studs in Ireland and Kentucky. Shadwell has over 250 mares worldwide and stands more than a dozen stallions globally. Investec Derby Record: 1984-4 At Talaq, 1987-18 Alwasmi; 1988-7 Unfuwain, 1988-10 Al Mufti, 1988-13 Maksud, 1988-14 Al Muhalhal; 1989-1 NASHWAN; 1990-3 Elmaamul; 1991-2 Marju; 1992-4 Muhtarram; 1994-1 ERHAAB; 1995-4 Fahal, 1995-9 Munwar, 1995-14 Daffaq; 1996-5 Alhaarth, 1996-12 Tasdid; 1997-6 Fahris; 1998-13 Mutamam, 1998-14 Haami; 1999-12 Zaajer; 2000-2 Sakhee; 2002-8 Bandari, 2002-10 Tholjanah; 2007-3 Aqaleem; 2008-8 Tajaaweed

Dermot Weld (The Curragh, County Kildare)

Born: July 29, 1948. Background: One of the world’s great trainers having saddled big-race winners in four different continents. Qualified veterinary surgeon who took over the training licence following the death of his father Charlie in 1972. Had also assisted Tommy Smith in Australia and rode as amateur, winning 1975 Moet Chandon Silver Magnum at Epsom Downs on Lane Court (defeating Luca Cumani on Fool’s Mate). Has won all the Irish Classics at least once – Irish Derby (1996 Zagreb, 2004 Grey Swallow), Irish Oaks (1996 Dance Design, 1981 Blue Wind), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1986 Flash of Steel), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1982 Prince’s Polly, 1988 Trusted Partner, 2006 Nightime, 2010 Bethrah), Irish St Leger (1993 & 1994 Vintage Crop, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004 Vinnie Roe, 2013 Voleuse De Coeurs). British Classic wins: Investec Oaks (1981 Blue Wind), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (2003 Refuse To Bend). Other major wins include: Belmont Stakes (1990 Go And Go – first horse trained outside North America to win leg of American Triple Crown), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop, 2005 Media Puzzle), Matriarch Stakes (2002 Dress To Thrill), Matron Stakes (1977 Valley Forge, 2002 Dress To Thrill, 2011 Emulous), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1987 Flutter Away), National Stakes (1977 Diamonds Are Trumps, 1981 Day Is Done, 1994 Definite Article, 1998 Mus-If, 2002 Refuse To Bend), Pretty Polly Stakes (1992 Market Booster, 1996 & 1997 Dance Design, 2010 Chinese White), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1987 Cockney Lass, 1996 Definite Article, 1997 Dance Design, 2005 Grey Swallow, 2009 Casual Conquest), Prix de l’Abbaye (1984 & 1985 Committed), Nunthorpe Stakes (1984 Committed), Sun Chariot Stakes (2002 Dress To Thrill), Hong Kong Mile (1991 Additional Risk), American Derby (2000 Pine Dance, 2003 Evolving Tactics, 2004 Simple Exchange), American Oaks (2003 Dimitrova), Secretariat Stakes (2008 Winchester), Gold Cup (2010 Rite Of Passage), Coronation Stakes (1978 Sutton Place), St James’s Palace Stakes (1992 Brief Truce). Investec Derby Record: 1985-7 Theatrical; 1986-6 Flash Of Steel; 1995-8 Humbel; 2003-13 Refuse To Bend; 2008-3 Casual Conquest; 2014-8 Fascinating Rock

Aidan O’Brien’s key Investec Derby Festival contenders

Investec Oaks

Diamondsandrubies (IRE)

Breeding: b f Fastnet Rock (AUS) – Quarter Moon (IRE) (Sadler´s Wells (USA))

Breeder: Premier Bloodstock

Born: April 30, 2012

Owner: Roisin Henry/Sue Magnier

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE

Form: 6-131

*By leading Australian sire Fastnet Rock and out of Quarter Moon, who was runner-up in the 2002 Investec Oaks for the same owner-trainer combination of Roisin Henry/Sue Magnier and Aidan O’Brien.

*Booked her Investec Oaks place with a convincing six-length victory in the Listed Cheshire Oaks (1m 3f 79y) at Chester on May6.

*Third behind Bocca Baciata and Pleascach in 10-furlong Listed Salsabil Stakes at Navan on April 18, and made a winning start to the season with a smooth victory in a nine-furlong Tipperary maiden on April 9.

Race Record: Starts: 4; 1st: 2; 2nd: -; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £32,405

Found (IRE) – second Irish 1,000 Guineas on Sunday, May 24

Breeding: b f Galileo (IRE) – Red Evie (IRE) (Intikhab (USA))

Breeder: Roncon, Wynatt & Chelston

Born: March 13, 2012

Owner: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE

Form: 131-22

*Stayed on well without quite getting to the winner Pleascach when beaten a half-length in the Group One Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas over a mile at the Curragh on Sunday, May 24. Could run in the Investec Oaks or be supplemented to Investec Derby.

*Missed intended seasonal return in QIPCO 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 3 with a minor setback, only to be beaten the following day (two-length second to Iveagh Gardens) in seven-furlong Group Three Athasi Stakes at the Curragh.

*Joint-champion European juvenile filly in 2014 (alongside Tiggy Wiggy) following impressive campaign that culminated with a facile win over subsequent Poule d’Essai des Pouliches winner Ervedya in mile Group One Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp in October.

*Close third, beaten three-quarters of a length, in seven-furlong Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh in September; comfortably beat Together Forever on debut at same course in mile maiden in August.

*Out of Red Evie, a dual Group One winner over a mile for Michael Bell including 2007 Lockinge Stakes

Race Record: Starts: 5; 1st: 2; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £230,070

Together Forever (IRE)

Breeding: b f Galileo (IRE) – Green Room (USA) (Theatrical (IRE))

Breeder: Vimal And Gillian Khosla

Born: March 19, 2012

Owner: Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE

Form: 423111-2

*Beaten a head by Star Of Seville on seasonal return in Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (1m 2f 88y) at York on May 13.

*Competed hat-trick of wins as a juvenile with half-length success over Agnes Stewart in Group One Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket on October 17; also successful in mile Listed race at the Curragh on October 12 and Gowran Park maiden over same distance in September.

*Third to Jack Naylor and Legatissimo in another mile Listed contest at the Curragh in August and preciously made frame in maidens won by Found and Legatissimo.

Race Record: Starts: 7; 1st: 3; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £192,356

Kissed By Angels (IRE) – 17th Irish 1,000 Guineas Sunday, May 24

Breeding: b f Galileo (IRE) – Lillie Langtry (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)

Breeder: Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt

Born: February 9, 2012

Owner: Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier & Derrick Smith

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE

Form: 210

*First foal Lillie Langtry, a dual Group One winner for Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien including the 2010 Coronation Stakes.

*17th of 18 in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday, May 24.

*Facile winner of mile Group Three Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial on heavy ground at Leopardstown on May 10.

*Runner-up on debut, beaten a length by Back On Top, in Limerick maiden over a mile on April 25.

Race Record: Starts: 3; 1st: 1; 2nd: 1; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £31,845

Investec Derby

Giovanni Canaletto (IRE) – 2nd Gallinule Stakes Sunday, May 24

Breeding: ch c Galileo (IRE) – Love Me True (USA) (Kingmambo (USA))

Breeder: Southern Bloodstock

Born: May 8, 2012

Owner: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE

Form: 31-2

*Full-brother to 2013 Investec Derby winner Ruler Of The World and half-brother to Duke Of Marmalade, whose haul of five Group Ones include Prince Of Wales’s Stakes and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

*Reappeared in the 10-furlong Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, May 24 when just failing to get up by a neck from Curvy.

*Forced to sidestep intended engagement in Group Three Chester Vase (May 7) due to a bad scope

*Made two appearances as a juvenile, both in mile maidens, including when taking Leopardstown contest by six and a half lengths on October 25.

Race Record: Starts: 2; 1st: 1; 2nd: -; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £10,333

Gleneagles (IRE) – won the Irish 2,000 Guineas Saturday, May 23

Breeding: b c Galileo (IRE) – You’resothrilling (USA) (Storm Cat (USA))

Breeder: You’resothrilling Syndicate

Born: January 12, 2012

Owner: Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier & Derrick Smith

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE

Form: 411111d-11

*Won the mile Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday, May 23 when beating Endless Drama by beating three quarters of a length.

*Impressive winner of mile Group One QIPCO 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 2, running on strongly to beat Territories by two and a quarter lengths.

*Made six starts as a juvenile, all over seven furlongs; finished first in Group One Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp in October but demoted to third after causing minor interference in closing stages.

*Comfortable winner of Group One Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh in September and beat subsequent Group One scorer Vert De Grece at same course when taking Group Two Futurity Stakes in August; also successful in Group Three Tyros Stakes at Lepordstown and Curragh maiden.

*Second foal of You’resothrilling, dam of 2014 Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Marvellous (also by Galileo). You’resothrilling, a Group Two winner over six furlongs as a juvenile, is a full-sister to Giant’s Causeway, a six-time Group One victor.

Race Record: Starts: 8; 1st: 6; 2nd: -; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £689,496

Hans Holbein

Breeding: b c Montjeu (IRE) – Llia (Shirley Heights)

Breeder: The Lavington Stud

Born: May 21, 2012

Owner: Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier, Derrick Smith & Teo Ah Khing

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE

Form: 4-211

*Represents the same ownership combination – Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier, Derrick Smith & Teo Ah Khing – that won the 2014 Investec Derby with Australia. Three-parts brother to Irish St Leger winner Sans Frontieres and from the penultimate crop of top stallion Montjeu.

*Made all for decisive victory in Group Three Chester Vase (1m 4f 66y) at Chester on May 7, beating Storm The Stars by a length and three-quarters on soft ground.

*Started his season with two appearances in maidens over 10 furlongs, making all of the running to comfortably score at Leopardstown on April 15 and coming home second (beaten six lengths by Summaya) at Cork on April 4. Fourth on debut in Gowran Park maiden on good to firm ground in September

Race Record: Starts: 4; 1st: 2; 2nd: 1; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £50,799

Kilimanjaro (IRE)

Breeding: gr c High Chaparral (IRE) – Middle Persia (Dalakhani (IRE))

Breeder: Castlemartin Sky & Skymarc Farm

Born: April 6, 2012

Owner: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE

Form: 96-(1)1

*Bidding to become the fifth grey horse to win the Derby and the first since Airborne in 1946 – Kingston Hill was the latest grey to place when second in 2014.

*Stayed on strongly from the rear to win Listed Derby Trial (1m 3f 106y) at Lingfield Park on May 9, beating Magic Dancer by a length and a quarter.

*Readily took extended 10-furlong Polytrack maiden at Dundalk on April 24, having made two appearances in mile maidens at Gowran Park last year.

Race Record: Starts: 4; 1st: 2; 2nd: -; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £62,594

Investec Coronation Cup

Tapestry

Breeding: 4 b f Galileo (IRE) – Rumplestiltskin (IRE) (Danehill (USA))

Breeder: Orpendale & The Niarchos Family

Born: January 18, 2011

Owner: Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Flaxman Stables

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE

Form: 112/062190-

*Could make seasonal return in Investec Coronation Cup – the last filly to win the Group One contest was In The Groove in 1991.

*Finished 13th on final three-year-old start in 12-furlong Group One Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October, and hampered in closing stages (beaten at time) when close ninth over a mile in Group One Matron Stakes at Leopardstown the previous month.

*Gamely beat last year’s Investec Oaks Taghrooda in Group One Yorkshire Oaks (1m 4f) at York in August, having gone down by a neck to stable companion Bracelet in Group One Irish Oaks over same trip in July.

*Sixth to Rizeena in mile Group One Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot and second to same filly in seven-furlong Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh as a juvenile in 2013.

Race Record: Starts: 9; 1st: 3; 2nd: 2; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £353,238

Aidan O’Brien IRE (Ballydoyle, County Tipperary)

Born: County Wexford on October 16, 1969. One of six children of Stella and Denis O’Brien Background: Won Irish jump amateur riders’ title in 1993/94. Worked for P J Finn, then spent three years with Jim Bolger before assisting now wife Annemarie and her father Joe Crowley. The O’Briens and Crowley have around 20 mares at Carriganog Stud in Co Kilkenny (breeding as Whisperview Trading) and have bred Rock Of Gibraltar, Kingsbarns, Beethoven, King Torus and Ishvana. First trainer to have three consecutive winners in the Investec Derby with Australia (2014), following on from Ruler Of The World (2013) and Camelot (2012). Has won the Investec Derby five times in all (also Galileo (2001) & High Chaparral (2002). Has won the Investec Oaks four times and the Investec Coronation Cup a record seven times The O’Briens’ son Joseph rode the 2012 & 2014 Investec Derby winners Camelot (first father/son partnership to achieve this), Australia and the 2013 Ladbrokes St Leger victor Leading Light. Their other children are Sarah, Ana and Donnacha, who have all ridden winners. Training Record: One of Ireland’s most successful all-time trainers since taking out licence at Piltown in County Kilkenny in 1993.First winner was Wandering Thoughts at Tralee on June 7, 1993. Took over from the unrelated Vincent O’Brien at John Magnier’s Ballydoyle stables in County Tipperary in 1996. Accolades: Champion Irish jump trainer five times: 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/7, 1997/98. Champion Irish Flat trainer 17 times: 1997 and from 1999 to 2014. Champion British Flat trainer four times: 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2008. British Classic wins (22): Investec Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2012 Camelot, 2013 Ruler Of The World & 2014 Australia), Investec Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova, 2012 Was), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters, 2012 Homecoming Queen), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2012 Camelot, 2015 Gleneagles), Ladbrokes St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion, 2013 Leading Light). His 33 Irish Classic winners include Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas, 2007 Soldier Of Fortune, 2008 Frozen Fire, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco, 2011 Treasure Beach, 2012 Camelot, 2014 Australia) His 43 Royal Ascot winners include Yeats, who captured an unprecedented four Gold Cups (2006-2009). Other Major Wins Include: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2001 Johannesburg), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2002 and 2003 High Chaparral, 2011 St Nicholas Abbey), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Galileo, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas), Cox Plate (2014 Adelaide)

Investec Derby Record:1998-8 Second Empire; 1998-10 Saratoga Springs; 1998-15 King Of Kings; 1999-7 Saffron Walden; 2000-10 Aristotle; 2001-1 GALILEO; 2002-1 HIGH CHAPARRAL; 2002-2 Hawk Wing; 2002-9 Louisville; 2003-2 The Great Gatsby; 2003-5 Balestrini; 2003-12 Alberto Giacometti; 2003-16 Brian Boru; 2004-14 Meath; 2005-5 Gypsy King; 2005-9 Grand Central; 2005-10 Oratorio; 2005-12 Almighty; 2006-3 Dylan Thomas; 2006-8 Mountain; 2006-12 Septimus; 2006-PU Horatio Nelson; 2007-2 Eagle Mountain; 2007-5 Soldier Of Fortune; 2007-8 Yellowstone; 2007-9 Acapulco; 2007-10 Admiralofthefleet; 2007-11 Mahler; 2007-12 Anton Chekhov; 2007-17 Archipenko; 2008-5 Washington Irving; 2008-6 Alessandro Volta; 2008-11 Frozen Fire; 2008-12 King Of Rome; 2008-15 Bashkirov; 2009-2 Fame And Glory; 2009-3 Masterofthehorse; 2009-4 Rip Van Winkle; 2009-5 Golden Sword; 2009-7 Age Of Aquarius; 2009-10 Black Bear Island; 2010-2 At First Sight; 2010-4 Jan Vermeer; 2010-5 Midas Touch; 2011-2 Treasure Beach; 2011-4 Memphis Tennessee; 2011-6 Recital; 2011-10 Seville; 2012-1 CAMELOT; 2012-3 Astrology; 2013-1 RULER OF THE WORD, 2013-4 Battle Of Marengo, 2013-6 Mars, 2013-8 Flying The Flag, 2013-10 Festive Cheer; 2014-1 AUSTRALIA, 2014-10 Kingfisher, 2014-12 Orchestra, 2014-16 Geoffrey Chaucer

Investec Oaks Record: 1998-1 SHAHTOUSH, 1999-6 Sunspangled, 1999-8 Crystal Downs, 2001-1 IMAGINE, 2002-2 Quarter Moon, 2002-4 Starbourne, 2002-11 Kournakova, 2002-12 Maryinsky, 2003-2 Yesterday, 2003-PU L’Ancresse, 2004-2 All Too Beautiful, 2004-4 Necklace, 2004-7 Kisses For Me, 2005-4 Virginia Waters, 2005-5 Silk And Scarlet, 2005-9 Mona Lisa, 2006-1 ALEXANDROVA, 2007-2 Peeping Fawn, 2007-3 All My Loving, 2007-5 Cherry Hinton, 2007-12 Nell Gwyn, 2008-2 Moonstone, 2008-8 Savethisdanceforme, 2008-13 Sail, 2008-14 Tiffany Diamond, 2008-15 Adored, 2008-16 Ice Queen, 2009-10 Perfect Truth, 2010-2 Remember When, 2010-10 Awe Inspiring, 2010-12 Cabaret, 2011-2 Wonder Of Wonders, 2011-5 Misty For Me, 2011-8 Eirnin, 2011-12 Why, 2012-1 WAS, 2012-5 Maybe, 2012-8 Betterbetterbetter, 2012-10 Devotion, 2012-11 Twirl, 2013-4 Moth, 2013-10 Say; 2014-6 Marvellous, 2014-7 Palace, 2014-14 Dazzling

Investec Coronation Cup Record: Investec Coronation Cup Record: 2003-3 Black Sam Bellamy; 2004-5 Brian Boru; 2005-1 YEATS; 2006-4 Ace; 2007-1 SCORPION; 2007-2 Septimus; 2008-1 SOLDIER OF FORTUNE; 2008-3 Macarthur; 2008-11 Song Of Hiawatha; 2009-5 Frozen Fire; 2010-1 FAME AND GLORY; 2009-9 Dixie Music; 2011-1 ST NICHOLAS ABBEY; 2012-1 ST NICHOLAS ABBEY; 2012-6 Robin Hood; 2013-1 ST NICHOLAS ABBEY, 2013-5 Chamonix

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