Investec Derby Festival
Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June 2019

Aidan O'Brien has his Seventh Derby Triumph 01/06/19
O'Brien became the joint winning-most trainer in Investec Derby history after Anthony Van Dyck provided the master of Ballydoyle with a seventh success in Britain's premier Classic and richest race.

Anapurna wins the Investec Oaks 31/05/19
Frankie Dettori added a fifth Group One Investec Oaks win to his Classic collection when taking the 2019 race aboard the John Gosden-trained Anapurna.

Defoe wins Coronation Cup 31/05/19
A first top-level success for the grey five-year-old gelding, a son of Dalakhani and ridden by Andrea Atzeni.

Aidan O’Brien Holds all the Aces in the Derby 15/05/19
Following on from his dual success in the Guineas, it appears a similar story as he trains virtually all the leading contenders for the Derby.


Masar wins the Investec Derby for Godolphin 02/06/18
A first Classic success for Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby as Masar wins the Investec Derby under William Buick, defeating Dee Ex Bee and Roaring Lion.

Early Potential Epsom Derby Winners 07/05/19
The flat season is now in full swing, with the Derby now just a few months away. There are plenty of clues that are likely to be made in the coming weeks, but who are some of the most likely winners at this early stage?

Gosden’s Next Superstar is Just Too Darn Hot 07/03/19
Every trainer with smart two-year-old colt dreams of winning the Derby but they will now be shaking in their boots after Too Darn Hot’s scintillating performance in the Group 3 Solario Stakes.

Yearling Entries for 2020 Investec Derby 12/12/18
A total of 356 yearling entries (up from 339 last year) are revealed for the 241st running of the premier Classic, the Investec Derby, at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

Forever Together wins the Investec Oaks 01/06/18
Forever Together's superb four and a half length victory was a seventh in the fillies' mile and a half Classic for trainer Aidan O'Brien.

Cracksman Wins the Coronation Cup 01/06/18
The red-hot favourite Cracksman, ridden by Frankie Dettori, left it late but eventually got on top in an eventful running of the Group One Investec Coronation Cup.

Tanasoq wins Dash for Midgley 02/06/18
Paul Midgley recorded his second victory in the £100,000 Investec Corporate Banking 'Dash' Handicap following the victory of 12/1 shot Tanasoq in the five-furlong event, which attracted the maximum field of 20.

O'Brien Happy with Saxon Warrior 15/05/18
Aidan O'Brien speaks at length about the talent at his disposal, including star Saxon Warrior, who heads the betting for the 2018 Investec Derby.

Wells Farhh Go Among Six Second Entries 04/04/18
Unbeaten G3 Acomb Stakes victor Wells Farhh Go is one of six second entries for the world's premier Classic, the G1 Investec Derby, at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 2.

Yearling Entries for 2019 Investec Derby Revealed 13/12/17
The 240th running of Britain's premier Classic and richest race, run over a mile and a half for three-year-old colts and fillies, carries a prize fund of at least £1.5-million. There are 338 yearling entries for the 2019 renewal. 

Wings Of Eagles Swoops in Investec Derby 03/06/17
Wings Of Eagles caused a huge 40-1 upset in the Investec Derby at Epsom to propel jockey Padraig Beggy into the limelight.

Enable Outstays Rhododendron to Win the Oaks 02/06/17
Enable ran out an impressive winner of the Investec Oaks at Epsom in the hands of Frankie Dettori.

Highland Reel Takes Coronation Cup 02/06/17
Trainer Aidan O'Brien won his eighth Investec Coronation Cup with Highland Reel, who made most of the running and held off a determined challenge from second-placed Frontiersman.

Prince is Dash King for a Record Third Time 03/06/17
The Tony Coyle-trained Caspian Prince became the first horse to win the Dash on three separate occasions as he gamely held on in the 2017 edition of the five furlong event under Tom Eaves.

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.

epsom downs racecourseEpsom Downs Racecourse
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.
History of the Vodafone DerbyHistory of the Investec Derby
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.