Investec Derby Festival
Investec
Friday 4th & Saturday 5th June 2021

High Definition Heads into Winter as Derby Favourite 14/10/20
The Aidan O’Brien-trained son of Galileo heads the market for the 2021 Derby, having followed up his Curragh maiden win in August with victory back at the Kildare track in the Beresford Stakes.

Serpentine

Serpentine created a huge shock as he made all for a 25-1 success in the Investec Derby.

Guineas winner Love adds to her Classic haul to claim a facile 8th Oaks victory for Aidan O'Brien.

Five Contenders for The Derby in 2020 16/06/20
Derby winners are all but assured a career at stud when their racing days are over, so who are some of the contenders to join the illustrious roll of honour?

Can Kameko Follow up Guineas Heroics at Epsom Downs? 09/06/20
Kameko produced an excellent performance at the 2,000 Guineas to allow trainer Andrew Balding to claim victory at the event for the first time in his career.

Derby & Oaks to Stay at Epsom 25/05/20
Local councillors have unanimously approved an application by Jockey Club Racecourses to stage the Classic behind closed doors on a Saturday date in July or August.

139 Horses So Far for the Epsom Derby 25/03/20
Two and a half months will hopefully be enough to see the sun shining on the fortunes of horse racing. The Investec Derby in Epsom Downs is expected to go on as scheduled.

139 Chasing Investec Derby Glory in 2020 05/03/20
Aidan O’Brien chases an unprecedented eighth success in the Derby with 47-entries remaining in Britain's richest race.

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.

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?

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.

 
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.