Masar Gives Godolphin First Investec Derby Victory

Charlie Appleby was wreathed in smiles as he became the first trainer to provide Godolphin with an Investec Derby victory in their blue colours after Masar stormed to victory in Epsom Downs this afternoon. The 16/1 shot was always travelling kindly under jockey William Buick and the pair loomed ominously two furlongs from home, as […]

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Epsom Derby Drawing Intense Interest From Japanese Horse Racing Breeders, Fans

Tomorrow’s Investec Derby will be the subject of unprecedented media attention in Japan, thanks to the participation of hot favourite Saxon Warrior, whose sire is the Japanese legend, Deep Impact. Deep Impact is a former champion racehorse in Japan, who won seven G1s, including the Triple Crown. He stands at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan, […]

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Cracksman Up Late In Investec Coronation Cup

The red-hot favourite Cracksman, ridden by Frankie Dettori, left it late but eventually got on top in an eventful running of the Group One Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs this afternoon. The eventual runner-up Salouen (33/1) was given a peach of a ride by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and almost made every yard of […]

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Maiden Forever Together Dominates Investec Oaks For O’Brien And Son

Forever Together’s superb four and a half length victory in the Investec Oaks was a seventh in the fillies’ mile and a half Classic for trainer Aidan O’Brien. Ridden by O’Brien’s son Donnacha, who won the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket aboard Investec Derby favourite Saxon Warrior last month, Forever Together was sent off at odds of […]

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Enable Completes Classic Double With Irish Oaks Victory

Connections of Enable hinted at a potential tilt at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe later in the season after she followed up her Epsom victory with a stunning performance in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh. John Gosden’s filly dominated her rivals in the Investec Oaks in early June and was the 2-5 […]

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Wings Of Eagles Flies Home Late, Springs 40-1 Upset In Investec Derby

Wings Of Eagles sprang a huge 40-1 upset in the Group 1 Investec Derby at Epsom to propel jockey Padraig Beggy into the limelight. With only two behind him with three furlongs to run, the son of 2011 Derby winner Pour Moi came from the clouds to collar his Aidan O’Brien-trained stablemate Cliffs Of Moher and Ryan […]

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Enable Finishes Strong In Investec Oaks; Daddys Lil Darling Dispatches Rider Prior To Start

In the pouring rain at Epsom Downs, American invader Daddys Lil Darling was on her toes in the walking ring prior to Friday’s Investec Oaks. Turned loose to warm up under jockey Olivier Peslier, the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy shied away from a bolt of lightning and became uncontrollable, refusing to pull up. Peslier […]

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Daddys Lil Darling ‘Fresh And Happy’ In Epsom Gallop Under Peslier

Trainer Kenny McPeek traveled overseas to oversee the preparation of his Group 1 Investec Oaks contender Daddys Lil Darling, who was most recently a hard-closing second in the Kentucky Oaks. According to racingpost.com, jockey Olivier Peslier flew in to gallop the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy over the Epsom course on Friday; he is tabbed […]

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Galileo Responsible For 23 Percent Of Investec Derby Entrants

Coolmore’s super-sire Galileo has a solid grip on this year’s Classics at Epsom, reports racingpost.com. Three weeks away from the Group 1 Investec Derby, the son of Sadler’s Wells is the sire of 31 of the 135 remaining entrants in the contest; six of those sons are in the top 10 betting interests, led by […]

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