Derby Stakes Day from United Kingdom (Sat, 3 June – 1st race starts 9:00pm)
Six races from the Derby meeting to be held at Epsom Downs Racecourse in the UK will be simulcast for betting from late evening on Saturday, 3 June.
The Derby (G1 2405m for 3yo colts and fillies) dates back to 1780 and is probably the most famous flat race in the world. Over the years, the race became so successful that it inspired versions of The Derby in almost every racing nation in the world. The undulations at Epsom and the testing descent from Tattenham Corner have made the Derby a strong test of balance, speed and stamina. Winning the Blue Riband of the Turf remains the lifetime dream of every horseman.
The six simulcast races are:
S1-1 09:00 pm Private Banking Handicap Stakes
S1-2 09:35 pm Princess Elizabeth Stakes
S1-3 10:10 pm Diomed Stakes
S1-4 10:45 pm ‘Dash’ Handicap Stakes
S1-5 11:30 pm Derby Stakes
S1-6 12:15 am Out of The Ordinary Handicap Stakes
Final declarations with barrier draws for the Derby Stakes Day races will be available on Friday, 2 June.
Yasuda Kinen from Japan (Sun, 4 June – 2:40pm S2-1)
On Sunday, 4 June, the G1 Yasuda Kinen will be simulcast live from Tokyo Racecourse during the Sha Tin races.
The Yasuda Kinen (G1 1600m for 3yo and upwards) now in its 67th running, is a race to determine the best miler of the spring season in Japan and has become a popular end of season target for Hong Kong's leading milers.
CONTENTMENT (John Size) and BEAUTY ONLY (Tony Cruz), the one-two in the G1 Champions Mile, will be the only challengers from overseas this year.
Final declarations with barrier draws for the Yasuda Kinen will be released on Friday, 2 June.
Yasuda Kinen entries
Prix du Jockey Club from France (Sun, 4 June – 10:15pm S2-2)
The Prix du Jockey Club will be simulcast live from France in the late evening of Sunday, 4 June.
The Prix du Jockey Club (G1 2100m for 3yo colts and fillies) was inspired by the English Derby and was first run in 1836 at the scenic Chantilly racecourse, heart of France’s largest training center.
The best three-year-olds in continental Europe along with contenders across the English Channel look set to establish their pre-eminence and battle it out for the glory and €1,500,000 on offer.
Final declarations with barrier draws for the Prix du Jockey Club will be available late evening on Friday, 2 June at the Jockey Club’s website.