Investec Derby Festival
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd June 2017

Thunder Snow
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Thunder Snow

Rhododendron & Hydrangea Could Bloom in Investec Oaks 13/04/17
First run in 1779, a year before the Investec Derby, the Group One contest, worth £500,000, is staged over a mile and a half and has 54 three-year-old fillies engaged. 

Thunder Snow leads 10 exciting second entries for the Derby 05/04/17
The most famous of all Flat races is run over 12 furlongs at Epsom Downs, with a maximum field of 20 runners, on Saturday, June 3.

Postponed headlines in 2017 Investec Coronation Cup 12/04/17
Last year's impressive winner Postponed (Roger Varian) heads 29 entries for the 2017 Investec Coronation Cup.

First entries for 2018 Investec Derby revealed 14/12/16
Dec 14 448 exciting yearling entries are unveiled today for the 239th running of the premier British Classic, the Investec Derby, which takes place at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Harzand Takes 2016 Investec Derby 04/06/16
Dermot Weld won his first Investec Derby at Epsom as Harzand held off US Army Ranger to win the premier Classic.

Minding Storms Home in Investec Oaks 03/06/16
Aidan O'Brien's filly looked to be in all sorts of trouble having been hampered at the top of the straight but proved she was the best horse by far.

Postponed Dominant in Coronation Cup 04/06/16
Roger Varian's Postponed slammed his Coronation Cup rivals by four and a half lengths under Andrea Atzeni.

Caspian Price Captures 'Investec Corporate Banking 'Dash' 04/06/16
The Dean Ivory-trained Caspian Prince was a narrow winner of the Investec Corporate Banking Dash, the fourth race of Investec Derby Day.

416 entries for £1.5 million Investec Derby in 2017
The 2017 Investec Derby, with increased prize money of £1.5 million, has attracted 416 yearling entries.

The Investec Derby prize fund boosted to £1.5 million 06/11/15
Epsom Downs Racecourse today announced that prize money for the Investec Derby will be boosted to £1.5 million in 2017 as an investment in the future of Britain's richest race.

Tremendous 475 entries for 2016 Derby
A brother to Frankel stars among 475 yearling entries received for the 237th Investec Derby which will be staged at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

Golden Horn Blasts to Derby Glory 06/06/15
Golden Horn justifies favouritism in the Investec Derby to hand Frankie Dettori and John Gosden their second wins.

Qualify Causes Oaks Upset 05/06/15
Qualify denies Legitissimo a Classic Double, getting up to deny David Wachman's 1000 Guineas winner on the line in the Oaks.

Hannon Crashes French Coronation 06/06/15
Pether's Moon comes late under Pat Dobbs and spoils the party of hot favourite Dolniya.

Desert Law Pounces in Dash 06/06/15
Trainer Paul Midgley saddled the first two home as Desert Law sprinted home to beat stablemate Monsieur Joe by a length.

Australia Wins 2014 Investec Derby 07/06/14
History is made by Aidan O'Brien as he wins the Investec Derby for the 3rd time in a row.

Taghrooda Wins Investec Oaks 06/06/14
A first ever Oaks victory for John Gosden as Taghrooda completes the full set of Classics for the trainer.

Cirrus Des Aigles Stars in Coronation Cup 07/06/14
Cirrus Des Aigles romps home for Christophe Soumillon and Corine Barande-Barbe.

Future’s Bright for Australia 09/06/14
All the ingredients were there for a Classic star to be born on Saturday afternoon and the proof was in the pudding as Australia followed in his parents' footsteps by producing a breathtaking effort at Epsom Downs.

Woodcote Stud Has High Hopes for Investec Derby Festival 05/06/14
2014 could be the year of Barry and Fiona Reilly's dreams if Inchila and Kingston Hill do well in the Investec Oaks and the Investec Derby respectively at Epsom Downs this weekend.

Value Bets to Take On Australia in Derby 04/06/14
Australia is set to go off on Saturday as a short priced favourite with Betfair for the 2014 Derby at Epsom.

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In 1779, two gentlemen conceived the idea of a race to establish which horse was the best of its generation. Little did they realise when they tossed a coin to name the race that they were shaping the future of flat racing and breeding, Derby Day, stands apart from ordinary sporting events and represents the pinnacle of sport.
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Edward Smith Stanley, the 12th Earl of Derby, organised a race for himself and his friends to race their three-year-old fillies over one and a half miles. He named it the Oaks after his estate. The race became so successful that the following year a new race was added for colts and fillies.