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After more than a month of practically unbroken sunshine, Newmarket’s July Course played host to a glorious three days of top class racing in one of the sport’s most convivial settings.
Thursday was Ladies’ Day and delivered a… Read More
GEOFF LEWIS REMEMBERS MILL REEF
The draw for the Investec Derby took the form of a live ceremony for the first time today at Epsom Downs, broadcast live by Racing UK and live-streamed on Facebook and Twitter by Epsom Downs… Read More
Every June, the culmination of four years of meticulous planning and dreams come to fruition for one thoroughbred racehorse, while those of countless others fall by the wayside.
The Epsom Derby is the race to win, coveted and feted around… Read More
Motivator wins the 2005 DerbyImage by www.cranhamphoto.com
There have been some outstanding performances in the Derby since the turn of the century, but few have been as visually impressive as the victory of Motivator in 2005, in a season that… Read More
Sinndar and Johnny Murtagh beat Sakhee in a memorable Epsom Derby in 2000Image by www.healyracing.ie
In recent years the Investec Derby has at times seemed to be monopolised by Irish-trained winners and runners. Of course that was not always the… Read More
The Oaks Stakes preceded the Epsom Derby by one year, being first raced in 1779 and is consequently steeped in history and prestige as the forerunner to numerous “Oaks” races around the world which are exclusively for the… Read More
Ed de Giles
Trainer Ed de Giles is hoping the expertise he acquired in the City as an investment banker will stand him in good stead as his string of horses grows.
Having served his racing apprenticeship in Lambourn, de… Read More
Owen Burrows begins his third full season as a trainer in 2018, with high hopes to build on the success of 2016 and 2017. Here he shares exclusive insight with Course-Specialist, on his career to date and the season ahead.… Read More