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The Coral Eclipse Preview

This weekend brings The Eclipse, which is generally the first opportunity we have to see the classic generation take on their elders in a group one and being over ten furlongs we often have the Guineas and Derby horses coming together over this middle ground distance. 1,141 more words

4th June 1913. Derby Day.

The sport of kings, started with Henry VIII’s love of racing with his ‘hobbies’ (horses), a term now used for any pastime. But it was The Derby which became the great popular event in the 19th century sporting calendar. 477 more words


Saturday at Epsom - Selections & Previews

Enable thrust John Gosden and Frankie Dettori into the limelight yesterday afternoon, and the pair will be aiming to double up with Cracksman today. The son of Frankel is vying for favouritism with… 583 more words

Horsing Around

The Derby (Group 1)

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Epsom today. Picture courtesy of Alan Crowhurst and Getty Images.

On a grey day today victory in the Oaks went to Frankie Dettori. 859 more words

Pattern Racing

The Derby Preview

Derby Day.  The biggest and most historic prize in the racing calendar perhaps lacks in a little quality this year, but where it lacks in quality will surely make for an open and exciting renewal, with one of the biggest fields going to post for some time. 1,252 more words

Lucky 15 Saturday June 3rd  

Friday 6.00pm Every year I try to convince myself that Epsom’s history means that Epsom deserves its place in the racing calendar. However I’m sorry but the course is awful. 829 more words

Lucky 15

The Oaks & Coronation Cup

The bluest of blueblood breeding taking each other on at one of the most unique courses in the most historical of races, the Oaks and Derby meeting is the pinnacle of flat racing, or at least that’s what it should be. 1,158 more words