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The British monarchy and the Epsom Derby: A history

With Queen Elizabeth II’s Carlton House the likely favorite in Saturday’s Epsom Derby, Brisnet takes a look at the rich history of the British monarchy’s attempts to win England’s richest race, which dates back well over 200 years.

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Queen’s horse a go for Epsom Derby

Despite an injury scare earlier this week, expected Epsom Derby favorite Carlton House has been declared for Saturday’s classic.  Carlton House heads a field of 13 and will attempt to give Queen Elizabeth II her first victory in Britain’s richest race.

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Epsom Derby favorite: Decision to run will come Friday

The connections of Epsom Derby favorite Carlton House say they will decide Friday whether the colt will run in Saturday’s classic.  The son of Street Cry, owned by Queen Elizabeth II, knocked a near-fore joint Monday, and while tests showed no damage, the camp is in wait-and-see mode until the day before the race.

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Field of 17 shapes up for Epsom Derby

Seventeen runners were confirmed Monday for Saturday’s Epsom Derby, led by favorite, Carlton House, who will try to give the Queen her first Derby winner.  The field also includes five from trainer Aidan O’Brien’s stable, three from Godolphin and two French challengers.

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Cecil: Eagerly awaiting Frankel’s return

With the flat-racing season approaching in Britain, veteran trainer Henry Cecil is filled with anticipation about his undefeated three-year-old colt, Frankel. Frankel’s four impressive wins as a juvenile have elevated him to favorite status for the English 2,000 Guineas and the Epsom Derby. “Time will tell if he is special,” Cecil told Reuters.  “He’s done […]

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Workforce named Horse of the Year

After winning the Epsom Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Workforce was named ROA/Sportingbet.com Horse of the Year along with the three-year-old colt award.

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By Ray Paulick Since Churchill Downs founder Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark borrowed the concept for the Kentucky Derby from Epsom Downs in Great Britain, where the Epsom Derby was first run in 1780, doesn’t it make perfect sense for an Englishman to call America’s famous “Darby”? That’s what apparently is going to happen beginning with […]

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