investec oaks

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Minding Could Take On The Boys In G1 Irish Champion Stakes

Six-time Group 1 winner Minding could face colts for the first time in the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes Sept. 10. According to a report by Course-Specialist, the 3-year-old daughter of Galileo has an entry in both the Irish Champion and the Group 1 Coolmore Matron Stakes on the same card. Trainer Aidan O’Brien indicated that there’s […]

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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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