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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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Gutsy Highland Reel Goes Gate-To-Wire To Take Coronation Cup

Highland Reel and the rest of trainer Aidan O’Brien’s contingent may have been late arriving at Epsom Downs on Friday, but the travel delays made no difference to the multiple Grade/Group 1 winner as he powered his way to a front-running victory in the G1 Investec Coronation Cup. The six Ballydoyle runners were late arriving […]

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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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O’Brien Sends Out Six In Wide Open Investec Derby

A field of nineteen will go to the post Saturday for the Group 1 Investec Derby, the largest field for the classic since 2003. Considered to be a wide-open edition with no clear cut standout, favoritism may likely fall on Cliffs Of Moher, one of six runners from trainer Aidan O’Brien’s stable. Jockey Ryan Moore has […]

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Sibling Rivalry: Full Brothers Highland Reel, Idaho Among 10 Entered For Coronation Cup

A field of ten will line up in Friday’s Group 1 Coronation Cup, a 12-furlong contest for 4-year-olds and up that will be run prior to the G1 Investec Oaks. Trainer Aidan O’Brien will be represented by three runners in the race, including the full brothers Highland Reel and Idaho. Both horses should be familiar to […]

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NBC Sports To Carry Live Coverage Of 2017 Investec Derby

The Investec Derby from Epsom Downs Racecourse in the UK will be available live to an audience reach of circa 550 million on Saturday, with first-time broadcasters including Sport 24 (airlines and cruise lines) and NBC Sports (US). This year’s edition, in which Frankie Dettori’s mount Cracksman is set to line up as favorite, boasts […]

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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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Oaks Runner-Up Daddys Lil Darling Tabbed For Investec Oaks At Epsom

Following her second-place finish in Friday’s Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks behind Abel Tasman, Daddys Lil Darling is being aimed at the June 2 Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs. Trainer Kenny McPeek told racingpost.com that the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mongolian Saturday, would train on the grass […]

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Unbeaten Golden Horn Shines In Epsom Derby Victory

Brilliant thus far in his short career, Golden Horn surged past Jack Hobbs to keep his perfect record intact in Saturday’s G1 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs. It was the second win in the Derby for both trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori; Gosden saddled Benny the Dip to win in 1997 and Dettori […]

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Qualify Upsets Investec Oaks At 50-1

Rank outsider Qualify, considered trainer Aidan O’Brien’s third-string and dismissed at odds of 50-1, got up in the final strides to nip favored Legatissimo and win the Group 1 Investec Oaks by a short head. Qualify, a 3-year-old filly by Fastnet Rock, became her sire’s first European Group 1 winner. Fastnet Rock, a son of […]

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