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Camelot is Derby King 02/06/12
Camelot, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by his son Joseph, won the Investec Derby at Epsom in terrific style.

St Nich at the Double in Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup 02/06/12
St Nicholas Abbey defended his crown in the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup at Epsom with a brilliant performance under Joseph O'Brien.

O'Brien Wins Oaks with Was 01/06/12
Aidan O'Brien's Was claimed victory in the Investec Oaks at Epsom in the hands of Seamie Heffernan.

Stone Of Folca Cuts a Dash at Epsom 02/06/12
John Best's Stone Of Folca sprang a 50-1 shock in the Investec Specialist Bank 'Dash' at Epsom under Luke Morris.

Gamble On Hayley Turner Continues
Hayley Turner, the most successful female jockey in the UK, rides Cavaleiro in the Derby at on Saturday.

Dry Weather Forecast for Derby Festival 31/05/12
Clerk of the course Andrew Cooper expects the weather to be dry and mild for the two-day Investec Derby Festival which features the Oaks tomorrow and the Derby on Saturday.

Fortune Favours Bonfire Derby Mount 30/05/12
Bonfire is judged, by many, to be the main danger to O’Brien’s colt, who could bid for the Triple Crown at Doncaster, if successful at Epsom.

O'Brien Out to Continue Domination with St Nicholas in Coronation Cup 30/05/12
Aidan O’Brien can continue his domination of Group 1 races in Britain and Ireland by landing the Coronation Cup over the Derby course and distance with St Nicholas Abbey on Saturday.

Gosden, Balding and Haggas Star In ‘Must See’ Epsom Preview 30/05/12
BCS TV presented by the Armchair Jockeys has released its third instalment of the year, featuring a preview the three big QIPCO British Champions Series races at Epsom’s Investec Derby Festival this weekend.

Epsom Derby Trends 21/05/12
This year’s race will see Camelot look to emulate the achievement of Sea The Stars in 2009, by winning both the 2000 Guineas and the Derby.

442 for the 2013 Investec Derby 15/12/11
The 234th running of the Investec Derby, at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, 2013, has received an entry of 442. Run over a mile and a half, the world’s most famous Classic will have a prize fund of at least £1,250,000.

Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup Heads Strong Supporting Card 29/05/12
There is a strong supporting card at Epsom Downs on Investec Derby Day, Saturday, June 2, headed by the £300,000 Group One Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup.

Bonfire Could Set Epsom Alight 28/05/12
From what we read in the general racing press, it would appear that Aidan O'Brien's Camelot only has to turn up for the Epsom Derby to claim the prize, but the Andrew Balding-trained Bonfire may just have what it takes to spoil the Ballydoyle party.

Breakfast With The Stars 25/05/12
Breakfast With The Stars, hosted by Clare Balding and Nick Luck, took place early on the morning of Thursday, May 24, at Epsom Downs Racecourse, eight days ahead of the start of the Investec Derby Festival.

Bonfire Burns Off Dante Rivals 17/05/12
Bonfire enhanced his prospects for the Investec Derby with victory in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York.

The Fugue On Song in Musidora 16/05/12
The Fugue showed her credentials for the Investec Oaks with an impressive display in winning the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York.

Future Looks Bright for Astrology 14/05/12
Aidan O'Brien's already apparently iron grip on the forthcoming Investec Derby at Epsom, on June 2, was further strengthened with a facile victory from his very promising Astrology, who routed his three rivals in the Dee Stakes at Chester.

Main Sequence Impressive in Derby Trial 12/05/12
Main Sequence was ticketed for the Investec Derby after justifying a jump up in class when extending his unbeaten run to four with a cosy success in the Betfred Derby Trial at Lingfield.

Dash an Option for Classy Humidor 03/05/12
The £75,000 Investec Specialist Bank ‘Dash’, run over the fastest five furlongs in the world at Epsom Downs on Investec Derby Day, Saturday, June 2, has attracted 61 entries.

Kissed Shortened for Oaks after Impressive Trial Win at Navan 01/05/12
As widely anticipated, the Aidan O’Brien trained Kissed, the daughter of Galileo and half sister to Pour Moi, duly landed the odds in the Listed Salsabil Stakes, a recognised Oaks Trial on very soft ground over 1m2f at Navan on Sunday.

Goldoni Stands Up in Investec Derby Trial 25/04/12
The sponsors' decision to award a place in the Classic itself to the winner of the Investec Derby Trial rather backfired when the Epsom race was won by the gelding Goldoni (13-2).

Leading Contenders for the 2012 Epsom Oaks 18/04/12
There are currently 95 filly’s still standing their ground in order to contest the 2012 Investec Oaks on June 1st at Epsom but of course, there will be nothing like that come the day.

Five Second Entries for 2012 Investec Derby 06/04/12
Akeed Mofeed, Main Sequence, Kesampour, Mandaean and Swedish Sailor were entered at the second entry stage for the 2012 Investec Derby.

Camelot Favourite to be Derby King 08/03/12
Camelot heads 143 colts remaining in the 233rd Investec Derby following the first forfeit stage for the premier Classic at Epsom on June 2.

Outstanding Entry for Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup 05/04/12
Recent Dubai World Cup night Group One winners Cirrus Des Aigles and Monterosso feature among 30 entries for this year’s £300,000 Group One Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 2.

Top Rated Colts Head Classic Betting 11/01/12
Camelot is the 4-1 favourite with Coral for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas, and 3- 1 market leader for the Investec Derby, after the Racing Post Trophy winner was rated the joint-top two-year-old in the World Thoroughbred Rankings.

Camelot Coasts to Easy Racing Post Trophy Win 22/10/11
Camelot looked a colt out of the top drawer when recording an impressive victory in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

Fourth Dewhurst for Bolger with Parish Hall 08/10/11
Parish Hall, a son of Teofilo, whose Dubai Dewhurst success was the final act of an unbeaten career, is now being aimed at Epsom for the Investec Derby in June, a race that Bolger also took with the brilliant New Approach.

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Pour Moi
Investec Derby 2011

French teenage riding sensation Mickael Barzalona starred in the Investec Derby when bringing 4/1 chance Pour Moi up on the line to win by a head from Treasure Beach. The Queen’s Carlton House, who was sent off 5/2 favourite, finished third. It was a first success in Flat racing’s Blue Riband for Chantilly-based trainer Andre Fabre, whose 34-year training career feature victories in many of the world’s other big races. Pour Moi was the first French-trained winner of the Investec Derby since Empery in 1976.

Vodafone Oaks
Investec Oaks 2011

A bold front-running performance from Dancing Rain and jockey Johnny Murtagh resulted in a three-quarter length victory in the Investec Oaks. Winning trainer William Haggas, who won the Investec Derby 15 years ago with his first (and still only) runner in the race, had not previously had a runner in the Investec Oaks.

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History of the Vodafone Derby
History of the Vodafone Derby
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