04 June 2017

Padraig Beggy on board Wings of Eagles

Wings of Eagles the shock Derby winner at Epsom

40-1 outsider Wings of Eagles was the shock Derby winner at Epsom, gliding past stablemate Cliffs Of Moher and market rival Cracksman late on to claim a famous win.

It was the largest priced winner wince Snow Knight’s 50-1 win in 1974, granting trainer Aiden O’Brien a precious Derby win from perhaps the unlikeliest of his six runners.

Jockey Padraig Beggy was the hero on the day to claim his first Derby win:

 

The exciting finish to the race saw Wings of Eagles win late on into the last furlong, re-live the Derby in full:

 

In a thunderstorm Enable gave Frankie Dettori his 4th win in the Investec Oaks on the first day of the Derby Festival.

The 6-1 chance trained by John Gosden out battled the odds on favourite Rhododendron. Dettori was delighted with the win in tough conditions: