The ‘Master of Rosewell House’, Dermot Weld finally won the Epsom Derby. His Harzand, owned by the Aga Khan and ridden by his stable jockey Pat Smullen took the honours in style. He beat two Aidan O’Brien trained horses, favourite US Army Ranger and Idaho, in an Irish 1-2-3. Continue reading
Newmarket 1000 Guineas heroine Minding showed her true class in winning the Investec Oaks at Epsom by 1 3/4 lengths from Architecture in second, with Harlequeen a further 8 lengths back in third.
The 10/11 favourite found trouble in running on a couple of occasions, but jockey Ryan Moore eventually found room, and wore down Architecture on the run to the line. It was a superb run from Aidan O’Brien’s filly, coming only 12 days after failing to win the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh. On that occasion she finish 2nd to Jet Setting, after hitting her face off the stalls while trying to anticipate the start. Continue reading