epsom derby

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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Main Sequence Joins Monmouth Park Hall Of Champions

Champion Main Sequence will join Monmouth Park’s Hall of Champions when the racetrack kicks off its 72nd season of racing this Saturday, May 13. A Flaxman Holdings, Ltd. homebred, Main Sequence began his career in Europe where he won his first four starts before finishing second in the 2012 Epsom Derby.  After a winless 2013, […]

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NBC Sports Adds Live Coverage Of Dubai World Cup, Epsom Derby To 2017 Schedule

NBC Sports Group, the home of horse racing, will add live coverage of two prestigious international events – the Dubai World Cup on Sat., March 25 and the Epsom Derby on Sat., June 3 — to its 2017 horse racing schedule. With the addition of these events, NBC Sports Group will present live horse racing […]

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Riding Legend Walter Swinburn Dies At 55

Legendary British jockey Walter Swinburn, who piloted the mighty Shergar to victory in the 1981 Epsom Derby, died Monday at age 55. According to the Daily Mail, Swinburn, who suffered from epilepsy, died peacefully at his home. Nicknamed ‘the Choirboy’, Swinburn was considered by many to be the finest jockey of his generation. He was just 19 […]

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Dual Derby Winner Harzand Joins The Aga Khan Studs’ Roster For 2017

The Aga Khan Studs are delighted to announce that Harzand will be another exciting new addition to the roster of Gilltown Stud for the 2017 breeding season. The handsome son of Sea The Stars achieved an exceptional feat when winning both the Epsom and Irish Derbies, making him the leading colt of his generation in Europe […]

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‘Severe Depression’ Forces Champion Jockey Kieren Fallon To Retire

Citing an ongoing battle with “severe depression”, six-time British champion jockey Kieren Fallon has decided to hang up his tack and retire from riding. The Racing Post reports that the 51-year-old rider had not ridden since June 26 at the Curragh. Fallon had returned to Ireland this season to ride for trainer Michael O’Callaghan. Turf Club chief medical officer […]

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Harzand Completes Epsom-Irish Derby Double

Just three weeks after delivering a victory in the Epsom Derby for trainer Dermot Weld, his star sophomore Harzand came back to win the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday, according to The Guardian. A son of Sea the Stars owned by the Aga Khan, Harzand and Pat Smullen […]

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Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: Epsom Derby Winner Flatters ‘Star’ Family

Half-brothers Galileo (by Sadler’s Wells) and Sea the Stars (Cape Cross) sent out the first three home in the English Derby at Epsom on June 4, and for the first time, the younger sibling, Sea the Stars, had the winner in the striking dark brown colt Harzand. It was, therefore, a signal triumph for Arc […]

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Postponed Takes Coronation Cup; Harzand Holds On In Epsom Derby

This Saturday’s racing action from Epsom, Postponed recorded his third top-level victory in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup, defeating high class filly and Breeders’ Cup champion Found. One race later, Harzand overcame a spread shoe to hold on for a victory in the Group 1 Epsom Derby. A 5-year-old son of Dubawi […]

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Video: Ride The Epsom Derby Course With Frankie Dettori & Sir Anthony McCoy

The historic Epsom Derby will be run Saturday, June 4. The 12-furlong classic, known as the “Blue Riband” of the turf, was first held in 1780. The inaugural edition was won by Diomed. Over the years, such great horses as Isinglass, Persimmon, Blenheim, Mahmoud, Sea Bird, and Nijinsky – to name just a few – […]

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