Epsom Oaks

‘One Of The Best Fillies I Have Trained’: Champion Minding Retired From Racing

Seven-time Group 1 winner Minding, who captured the both the Qipco One Thousand Guineas and Epsom Oaks last season, has been retired from racing. Trainer Aidan O’Brien confirmed the news with the Racing Post on Thursday. The Ballydoyle trainer called the 4-year-old daughter of Galileo “one of the best fillies I have trained.” “We were really looking forward […]

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Daddys Lil Darling Among Field Of 10 Set For Investec Oaks

American challenger Daddys Lil Darling was one of 10 fillies declared for Friday’s Group 1 Investec Oaks at Epsom. The Oaks, run at just over 1 1/2 miles, is one of two G1 races – along with the Coronation Cup – on Ladies Day/Friday at Epsom. Daddys Lil Darling enters the British classic of a […]

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Olivier Peslier To Ride Daddys Lil Darling In Investec Oaks

Trainer Ken McPeek has booked jockey Olivier Peslier to ride G1 Kentucky Oaks runner-up Daddys Lil Darling in the G1 Investec Oaks June 2. The Racing Post reports that McPeek announced the news Thursday, where he was speaking at the Pan American Conference in Washington, D.C. “Julien Leparoux rode her when she was second in the Kentucky Oaks, […]

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Paying The Price: BHA Fines Godolphin Over Sponsorship Flap

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has fined Godolphin £15,000 for breaching the sponsorship rules when the filly Skiffle ran in the Group 1 Investec Oaks June 3. The Racing Post reports that the BHA’s disciplinary panel found that Godolphin had “flouted” an exclusivity arrangement with race sponsor Investec after Godolphin’s John Ferguson had jockey William Buick remove tape that a […]

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Classy Minding Overcomes Troubled Trip To Win Group 1 Investec Oaks

Champion Minding put to rest any doubts concerning her stamina when she overcame a troubled trip to win the Group 1 Investec Oaks by 1 3/4 lengths at Epsom Racecourse June 3. The 3-year-old daughter of Galileo notched her second classic victory of the season and became the first filly since Kazzia in 2002 to […]

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Deja Vu? The Oaks-Derby Double In Art

Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien might do a double take if he saw the cover of this year’s Official Kentucky Derby Program. The retro-styled artwork of John Mattos, a leading American graphic artist based in San Francisco, depicts two horses, straining for the finish line, with the Churchill Downs Twin Spires in the background. The image […]

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Investec Oaks Winner Qualify To Sell At Tattersalls December

This year’s Oaks winner Qualify is to be sold at the forthcoming Tattersalls December Sale which takes place November 23rd – December 3rd. Trained by Aidan O’Brien to win the Oaks for owner Chantal Regalado Gonzalez, the regally bred daughter of Fastnet Rock will be the first Epsom Oaks winner to be sold at public auction […]

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British Classic Winner Taghrooda Retired From Racing

Dual Group 1 winner Taghrooda has been retired from racing, according to a report in the Racing Post. The talented daughter of Sea The Stars, who was most recently third to Treve in the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, captured both the Group 1 Investec Oaks and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth […]

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Taghrooda Emphatic Winner of Investec Oaks

Taghrooda took command with two furlongs left and pulled away to an emphatic 3 3/4-length victory in the Investec Oaks – In Memory of Sir Henry Cecil (Eng-I) at Epsom June 6. The 3-year-old filly, who is from the first crop of champion Sea The Stars, led home a one-two sweep for owner Sheikh Hamdan […]

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2014 Investec Oaks to Honor Memory of Sir Henry Cecil

Officials with Epsom Racecourse announced Thursday that the 2014 edition of the Investec Oaks (Eng-I) will be run in memory of the late Sir Henry Cecil. The legendary trainer, who lost his battle with cancer at age 70, won the Oaks eight times during his career, most recently with Light Shift in 2007. Lady Jane […]

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