The Curragh on the final weekend of June is often the setting for revenge, an opportunity of Classic glory and the chance of affirmation of brilliance.
The Irish Derby often brings together the main principles from its Epsom counterpart earlier… Read More
The Oaks Stakes preceded the Epsom Derby by one year, being first raced in 1779 and is consequently steeped in history and prestige as the forerunner to numerous “Oaks” races around the world which are exclusively for the very best fillies.
The… Read More
Inaugurated five years after the colts’ Classic the 2,000 Guineas, the 1,000 Guineas takes place over the same Rowley Mile at Newmarket but is exclusive to three year old fillies. Nowadays the race takes place on the Sunday after the… Read More
The 2,000 Guineas Stakes forms the first leg of the English Triple Crown for colts and is the first of the five English Classics to be run each year.
As befits its standing, the Guineas is a Group 1 flat horse race open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies.… Read More
The 1979 Flat racing season was a glorious one in terms of quality. Le Moss ruled the staying division after… Read More
The first colts’ Classic of the year has been won by all shapes and sizes, but invariably the common denominator over the past 30 years… Read More
In recent years the Investec Derby has at times seemed to be monopolised by Irish-trained winners and runners. Of course that was not always the… Read More
Godolphin filly Sobetsu is to be aimed at the Group 1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly following her authoritative victory in the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary at Deauville on Sunday.… Read More