Greyville 2000 Day from South Africa (Sat, 2 June – 1st race starts 7:55pm)
Three races from the Greyville 2000 Day meeting to be held at Greyville Racecourse in Durban, South Africa will be simulcast for betting on the evening on Saturday, 2 June.
Some of South Africa’s leading middle distance three-year-olds will compete in the two featured G1 events over 2000m – the Greyville 2000 and the fillies only equivalent, the Woolavington 2000. The winners will secure automatic qualification for the Durban July, South Africa’s showcase race, to be held at the same venue on the first Saturday in July. The South Africa simulcast will start with a staying event, the Lonsdale Stirrup Cup (G3 2400m handicap) in which some of the intended runners have also been entered for the Durban July.
Greyville 2000 Day, Greville Racecourse, South Africa
S1-1 07:55 pm Lonsdale Stirrup Cup
S1-2 08:30 pm Woolavington 2000
S1-3 09:10 pm Greyville 2000
Derby Stakes Day from United Kingdom (Sat, 2 June – 1st race starts 9:35pm)
Four 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, 2 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 has 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.
Derby Stakes Day, Epsom Racecourse, UK
S2-1 09:35 pm Princess Elizabeth Stakes
S2-2 10:10 pm Diomed Stakes
S2-3 10:45 pm ‘Dash’ Handicap Stakes
S2-4 11:30 pm Derby Stakes
Yasuda Kinen from Japan (Sun, 3 June – 2:40pm)
On Sunday, 3 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 68th 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.
WESTERN EXPRESS (John Size) is the sole overseas challenger for the feature. Winner of the Class 1 Panasonic Cup in November, the 5yo, owned by the Club’s Honorary Steward Mr Larry C K Yung, has progressed to the elite level, finishing runner-up in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile and the Champions Mile.
Final declarations with barrier draws for all the above races will be released on Friday, 1 June.