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From full hospitality at Royal Ascot to ticket only at Cheltenham, please contact us for more details.
Epsom Oaks (Epsom Downs) - Early June
The Oaks is the third of the Classics and – like the 1,000 Guineas – open to three- year-old thoroughbred fillies only. First run in 1779 – a year before the first Derby – this race has serious history and prestige.
Epsom Derby (Epsom Downs) – first Saturday in June
Known simply as The Derby, this is Britain’s richest horse race (with a total purse of £1,325,000 in 2012) and the most highly regarded of the five Classics of the flat season and is the middle leg of the Triple Crown.
Open to three-year-old colts and fillies, it is raced over a distance of one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards, this is the original Derby (inaugurated in 1780), though the name pops up from Kentucky to Singapore to Bangalore for races of particular note.
Gold Cup (Ascot) – June
Not to be confused with the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Ascot version is a flat race aimed at ‘stayers’, hence the distance of two miles and four furlongs – which is long for a flat race. Part of the Royal Ascot meeting, the great jockey Lester Piggott rode 11 winners here between 1957 (Zarathustra) and 1982 (Andross).
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