It’s always nice to pass along current events that are happening around the world in the PETLVR Kingdom .. (and feel free to ADD YOUR OWN PET RELATED EVENT to our Calendar) ..
I am passing along a reminder message from “JJ” (aka Jumping Jockey) ..
I was searching for a few good Horse Blogs over the net, and thankfully came across â€˜Pet Lvrâ€™.
Since, this blog is in most ways dedicated to horses, thought of dropping in a line or two on the upcoming Derby here in the UK.
The Epsom Derby, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious flat thoroughbred horse races in the world is one of the most iconic events in the British sporting and social calendar. It will take place, this week, at the Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surry, England.
Iâ€™ve been covering the latest news and tips on the Derby at my website – www.jumpingjockey.com
For the 2006 Epsom Derby Video please visit http://www.jumpingjockey.blogspot.com
SOURCE: PetLvr Blog’s Comments!
Thanks JJ for update 🙂 … and maybe you can come back and do a guest post and let us all know how the “DARBEE” went!
According to wikipedia
The Derby Stakes, known colloquially as The Derby (pronounced “dar-bee” in SA/”der-bee” in countries using American English pronunciation) and internationally as the Epsom Derby, is considered one of the most prestigious flat thoroughbred horse races in the world. The race takes place each year in June at Epsom Downs, Epsom, Surrey, England. (The race was held at Newmarket from 1915-1918 and called the New Derby Stakes.)
The Derby is one of the five United Kingdom Classic Races and is the second leg of the English Triple Crown, preceded by the 2,000 Guineas and followed by the St Leger.
It is a Group 1 race for three-year-old colts and fillies – colts 9 st (126 lb or 57.2 kg), fillies 8 st 9 lb (121 lb or 54.9 kg). In modern times the race is almost always contested by colts only. Fillies and older horses also run the same course and distance for the Oaks and Coronation Cup respectively.