Derby trial gets wildcard boost
The winner of the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom is to be given a wildcard entry into the big race itself over the same course and distance.
Epsom are offering this carrot as well as boosting the total prize fund for the mile-and-a-half test on April 25 by �20,000 to �50,000.
The Surrey track will also increase prize-money for the Investec Oaks from �325,000 to �350,000 and the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup (sponsored by Investec) from �250,000 to �300,000.
Epsom managing director Rupert Trevelyan said: “We are delighted to announce an additional investment in the Investec Oaks, which remains the highlight of Investec Ladies Day.
“The Investec Coronation Cup is a race we have targeted for development, so it is pleasing to add �50,000 to its prize fund, particularly in light of its renaming to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
“We hope the addition of �20,000 to the Investec Derby Trial will in time help the race reach Listed status.”
Written by Mar 21st, 2012.on