Varian hoping his fillies can rise to the occasion in the Investec Oaks

Varian hoping his fillies can rise to the occasion in the Investec Oaks

A field of 8 have been declared for the Fillies’ Classic on Saturday Roger Varian is hoping his two runners, Gold Wand and Queen Daenerys, can break the stranglehold that John Gosden and Aidan O’Brien have had on the Investec Oaks for the past six years in Saturday’s renewal (3.40pm, live on ITV1). Gosden saddled last year’s winner, […]

Ten Fillies Lined Up at Deauville

Ten Fillies Lined Up at Deauville

Ten 3-year-old fillies line up Thursday, August 15 at Deauville for the Arqana Prix de Lieurey(Gr3), a mile race with a turn. Last year, the race went to Wind Chimes, a year after Lady Frankel, also trained by André Fabre. Wind Chimes went on to finish second in the Prix de Moulin de Longchamp (Gr1). As luck would have it, over […]

Fillies and Mares In QIPCO Champions Day

Fillies and Mares In QIPCO Champions Day

The entries for the QIPCO British Champion Fillies & Mares Stakes have thrown up a head-to-head between Flat racing’s two top trainers with John Gosden and Aidan O’Brien responsible for nearly half of the 41 entered. Three-time champion trainer Gosden has an incredibly-powerful team spearheaded by Investec Oaks winner Anapurna and that also includes Qatar Nassau Stakes runner-up Mehdaayih and Kerrygold Irish Oaks winner Star Catcher. Last Year’s Second and […]