investec oaks

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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Classy Minding Overcomes Troubled Trip To Win Group 1 Investec Oaks

Champion Minding put to rest any doubts concerning her stamina when she overcame a troubled trip to win the Group 1 Investec Oaks by 1 3/4 lengths at Epsom Racecourse June 3. The 3-year-old daughter of Galileo notched her second classic victory of the season and became the first filly since Kazzia in 2002 to […]

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Investec Oaks Winner Qualify To Sell At Tattersalls December

This year’s Oaks winner Qualify is to be sold at the forthcoming Tattersalls December Sale which takes place November 23rd – December 3rd. Trained by Aidan O’Brien to win the Oaks for owner Chantal Regalado Gonzalez, the regally bred daughter of Fastnet Rock will be the first Epsom Oaks winner to be sold at public auction […]

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Girl Power: English Oaks Winner Qualify Takes On Colts In Irish Derby

Qualify, upset winner of the Group 1 Investec Oaks, is set to take her chances against the boys when she lines up against seven rivals in the G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. The 3-year-old daughter of Fastnet Rock is one of four runners in the race trained by Aidan O’Brien. The […]

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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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Taghrooda Emphatic Winner of Investec Oaks

Taghrooda took command with two furlongs left and pulled away to an emphatic 3 3/4-length victory in the Investec Oaks – In Memory of Sir Henry Cecil (Eng-I) at Epsom June 6. The 3-year-old filly, who is from the first crop of champion Sea The Stars, led home a one-two sweep for owner Sheikh Hamdan […]

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Marvellous to Face 16 Rivals in Investec Oaks

Marvellous will bid for a classic double when she lines up against 16 other sophomore fillies in Friday’s Investec Oaks (Eng-I) at Epsom. The daughter of Galileo has won two of three lifetime starts, including the Etihad Airways Irish 1000 Guineas (Ire-I) at the Curragh in her last start. The Aidan O’Brien trainee has won […]

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2014 Investec Oaks to Honor Memory of Sir Henry Cecil

Officials with Epsom Racecourse announced Thursday that the 2014 edition of the Investec Oaks (Eng-I) will be run in memory of the late Sir Henry Cecil. The legendary trainer, who lost his battle with cancer at age 70, won the Oaks eight times during his career, most recently with Light Shift in 2007. Lady Jane […]

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Talent Leads Home a 1-2 for Trainer Beckett in Investec Oaks

In the days leading up to the running of the Investec Oaks (Eng-I) much of the focus was on the early favorite, Secret Gesture. The Ralph Beckett-trained Secret Gesture was coming into the race on a two-race winning streak, with one of those victories coming in the listed Oaks Trial Stakes at Lingfield. There was […]

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