Canadian horse racing fans can tune into the biggest races for 3-year-olds in England, the Cazoo Epsom Derby and Cazoo Epsom Oaks, on June 4 and 5 through Horseplayer Interactive (hpibet.com).
Both cards of racing begin at 9 a.m. Eastern. The Oaks and Epsom Derby (G1) each have a post time of 11:35 a.m. Eastern.
The Irish-bred filly SANTA BARBARA, by Camelot, is the 2-to-1 favourite for Friday’s Oaks. The filly won her debut last fall and was recently fourth in the 1000 Guineas, just her second career start.
The Racing Post has a horse-by-horse look at the Derby field with BOLSHOI BALLET the big favourite at 6/5:
Has scope but improvement is needed and a more conventional track may suit better.
Trainer: Charlie Appleby
Jockey: Adam Kirby
2 Bolshoi Ballet
Made very good impression with recent Group 3 win; looks sure to stay 1m4f; fine prospect.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Jockey: Ryan Moore
Odds: 11-10 favourite
3 Gear Up
Group 1 winner at two (1m2f, heavy); just a respectable reappearance fifth in the Dante.
Trainer: Mark Johnston
Jockey: Ben Curtis
Read more here.
(courtesy Thoroughbred Daily News) Saturday, Epsom Downs, post time: 11:30 a.m. eastern
THE CAZOO DERBY (CLASS 1) (GROUP 1) (BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES)-G1, £1,125,000, 3yo, 12f 6yT
SC HORSE SIRE OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY WT
1 Adayar (Ire) Frankel (GB) Godolphin Charlie Appleby Adam Kirby 126
2 Bolshoi Ballet (Ire) Galileo (Ire) Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor/D Smith/Westerberg Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 126
3 Gear Up (Ire) Teofilo (Ire) Teme Valley Mark Johnston Ben Curtis 126
4 Hurricane Lane (Ire) Frankel (GB) Godolphin Charlie Appleby William Buick 126
5 John Leeper (Ire) Frankel (GB) Anamoine Ltd Ed Dunlop Frankie Dettori 126
6 Mac Swiney (Ire) New Approach (Ire) Mrs J. S. Bolger J. S. Bolger Kevin Manning 126
7 Mohaafeth (Ire) Frankel (GB) Shadwell Estate Company Ltd William Haggas Jim Crowley 126
8 Mojo Star (Ire) Sea The Stars (Ire) Amo Racing Limited Richard Hannon David Egan 126
9 One Ruler (Ire) Dubawi (Ire) Godolphin Charlie Appleby James Doyle 126
10 Southern Lights (Ire) Sea The Stars (Ire) Aquis Racing & al Mamoura Partnership Joseph Patrick O’Brien Declan McDonogh 126
11 Third Realm (GB) Sea The Stars (Ire) Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni 126
12 Youth Spirit (Ire) Camelot (GB) Ahmad Al Shaikh Andrew Balding Tom Marquand 126
Breeders: 1-Godolphin, 2-Lynch-Bages & Rhinestone Bloodstock, 3-J. S. Bolger, 4-Normandie Stud Ltd, 5-Anamoine Ltd, 6-J. S. Bolger, 7-Normandie Stud Ltd, 8-Barbara Prendergast, 9-Godolphin, 10-Ownwan Partnership, 11-Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, 12-Ringfort Stud & Paul Hancock