Investec Derby Festival
Friday 6th & Saturday 7th June 2014

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Australia - winner of the
2014 Epsom Derby
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Australia Wins 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.

Sudden Wonder Has Derby Goal 03/06/14
Godolphin's Sudden Wonder will run in the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 7, with Kevin Manning booked for the ride.

Romsdal Strengthens Gosden's Epsom Hand 02/06/14
John Gosden's Romsdal has been supplemented into Saturday's Investec Derby.

Kingston Hill - The Forgotten Derby Horse? 29/05/14
The Roger Varian-trained colt Kingston Hill gained plenty of admiring glances from work-watchers at Epsom in a spin at the 'Breakfast with the Stars' morning.

Softening Epsom Ground No Worry for Weld 28/05/14
The easing ground conditions are unlikely to phase the Dermot Weld's Investec Derby hope Fascinating Rock.

Faster Ground Needed for the True Story
Godolphin’s big Investec Derby hope True Story failed to sparkle when only third in the Dante Stakes on easy ground at York.

Something to Sing About with Western Hymn 16/05/14
With Australia now an odds-on favourite, John Gosden's Western Hymn may provide some each-way value in the Derby.

Ballydoyle Believe in Australia for Derby Glory 13/05/14
Trainer Aidan O'Brien knew Australia was special from the first time we worked him as a two-year-old.

Week of Trials Sees Several Hopefuls Enter Derby Picture 12/05/14
Aidan O’Brien often uses Chester’s May meeting to help finalise his Classic contenders for June and having saddled Ruler Of The World to victory 12 months ago.

Australia Heads Straight to Epsom Showpiece 06/05/14
Australia lost nothing in defeat when an excellent third behind Night Of Thunder in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas, and will be seen next in the Epsom Derby on June 7.

Plenty of Investec Derby Clues in the Week Ahead 07/05/14
Investec Derby trials season gets into gear this week and there should be some interesting information gleaned with contests taking place at Chester, Lingfield Park and Leopardstown in Ireland.

Our Channel Tunes In for Derby Place 23/04/14
Our Channel earned a place in the Classic line-up with a narrow victory in the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom.

409 Yearlings Entered for 2015 Investec Derby 11/12/13
A brother to this year’s Investec Oaks runner-up Secret Gesture, who became the most expensive yearling colt ever sold in Europe at public auction, headlines 409 entries for the 236th Investec Derby, run over a mile and a half at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Stars Galore in 2014 Investec Derby 12/12/12
No less than 33 yearlings from the first crop of the brilliant Sea The Stars are among the 406 glittering entries revealed today for the 2014 Investec Derby.

Ruler Of The World Takes Investec Derby 01/06/13
Ruler Of The World powered to victory in the Derby, as Dawn Approach blew out spectacularly in the Epsom classic.

Talent Shows the Way in Investec Oaks31/05/13
Talent led home a one-two for trainer Ralph Beckett in the Investec Oaks at Epsom.

St Nicholas Abbey Claims Coronation Hat-Trick 01/06/13
The Aidan O'Brien-trained St Nicholas Abbey made history by winning the Coronation Cup at Epsom for the third time.

Duke Of Firenze Puts Rivals to Sword in Dash 01/06/13
Ryan Moore threaded Duke Of Firenze through the eye of a needle to win the Investec Specialist Bank 'Dash'.

Investec Derby Interesting Facts 30/05/13
No woman has ever trained the winner of the Investec Derby and Elaine Burke will become only the seventh woman ever to have a runner in the race.

Vintage Investec Derby in Prospect 27/05/13
The 234th running of the Investec Derby, the most famous Classic of all, has 15 contenders going forward after today's £75,000 supplementary entry and five-day confirmation stages.

Williamson Appointed to Prepare Investec Derby Track 22/05/13
Epsom Downs will have a new but familiar face in charge of the preparation of the racing surface for the Epsom Derby 2013.

Liber Nauticus Sinks Musidora Field 15/05/13
Liber Nauticus staked a claim for the Investec Oaks when she got on top close home to land the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York.

Burke Hoping Libertarian Can Bounce Back in Dante 15/05/13
The Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes at York is always an informative trial for the Investec Derby, the premier British Classic which is staged at Epsom Downs on June 1.

Look Towards Thursday's Dante Stakes for Late Derby Clues 14/05/13
The Dante Stakes is synonymous with unearthing Epsom Derby candidates and a cursory scan of the illustrious roll of honour emphasises the Group Two’s ability to produce Classic winners.

Epsom Derby Can Provide New Dawn for Godolphin 07/05/13
The dust may have settled on a busy weekend at Newmarket but what exactly have we learnt from the first two classics of the season in the Rowley Mile?

Investec Specialist Bank ‘Dash’ Target for La Fortunata 01/05/13
A total of 59 entries have been received for the £100,000 Investec Specialist Bank ‘Dash’, run over the fastest five furlongs in the world at Epsom Downs on Investec Derby Day, Saturday, June 1.

Trainer Alan Bailey Could Have First Runner in Investec Derby 16/04/13
The British Flat season steps up a gear this week with plenty of Classic clues on display in the trials taking place at Newmarket and Newbury.

Battle Of Marengo Shortened for Derby Victory After Ballysax Win16/04/13
A brief scan down the illustrious roll of honour of Leopardstown’s Ballysax Stakes immediately highlights that it is definitely a race that can provide clues for the forthcoming classics, especially when the winner is trained by Aidan O'Brien.

Godolphin May be Counting on Number as Main Derby Contender 15/04/13
It could well transpire that from a host of entries into the Group 1 Investec Derby Godolphin’s Secret Number may prove to be the standard-bearer for the Dubaian team at Epsom.

Ralph Beckett Trio Among 67 Investec Oaks Entries 15/03/13
Ralph Beckett has ambitions of a second Investec Oaks victory with three promising fillies from the trainer featuring among the 67 entries received for this year’s Classic at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31 – Investec Ladies Day.

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 01/06/12
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.

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