Tag Archives: Epsom

Epsom: Trainer Defends Controversial Decision To Run Maiden In Derby

The Epsom Derby will be contested for the 238th time on Saturday, June 3, and once again a large field is expected to take their places in the starting gate. One of the contestants in this year’s edition is Diore Lia, a 3-year-old filly by Yeats who has made just two starts and has yet to break her maiden. The Belfast Telegraph reports ...

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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 Oliver Peslier flew in to gallop the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy over the Epsom course on Friday; he is tabbed to ride the filly for ...

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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 gallops of his Kentucky farm ...

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Ashforth's Angles: Epsom stalwart Dow up for the challenge

Simon Dow: a regular visitor to Cagnes-sur-Mer in the past    PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Ashforth 6:00PM 24 JAN 2017  SOMETIMES you want a horse to win just because of the trainer. It provides vicarious pleasure. I’ve got quite a long list of trainers I want to have winners and one of them is Simon Dow, who runs ...

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Champion De Sousa hoping to build on four-timer at Epsom

Silvestre de Sousa retook the lead in the title race at Epsom on Monday   PICTURE: John Hoy    By Peter Scargill 08:30aM 30 AUG 2016  CHAMPION jockey Silvestre de Sousa on Monday booted home a 245-1 four-timer to retake the lead from Jim Crowly in the Stobart Flat Jockeys’ Championship and he returns to Epsom on Tuesday afternoon hoping to ...

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Epsom hero Harzand follows up in the Irish Derby

Harzand: followed up his Epsom win by landing the Irish Derby   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Tony McFadden 5:24PM 25 JUN 2016  Report: Curragh, Saturday Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1), 1m4f, 3yo DERBY winner Harzand bagged a second Classic when registering a game success in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh, showcasing a tremendous attitude to fend off ...

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Arrests and violence on Derby day at Epsom

Surrey Police have appealed for witnesses after violence broke out   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Lewis Porteous 1:56PM 5 JUN 2016  RIOT police had to intervene after violence broke out on Derby day at Epsom, with 11 arrests made at the track on Saturday.  One eyewitness claimed a fight broke out between two groups of teenagers, with bottles reportedly being hurled ...

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Levey delighted with 'amazing' Epsom outing

Sean Levey praised the atmosphere before and after the Derby   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By Lee Mottershead 12:44PM 5 JUN 2016  SEAN LEVEY enjoyed a memorable first experience of riding in the Investec Derby and returned with a smile after finishing fifth on supplementary entry Humphrey Bogart. The syndicate owners failed to recoup the £75,000 they paid to put ...

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