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European Weekend Treat One to Savour
It's being labelled by many in the UK and Europe as potentially one of the most exciting weekends of racing in years. With owners expected to return to Epsom in England on Saturday, the time-honoured blue riband of the turf, the Derby, and its female version, the Oaks, are major drawcards. With Ballydoyle possibly bringing an armada of seven challengers from Ireland to take on favoured pair English King and Kameko (see below), the Derby is already a mouth-watering affair. In the Oaks, star fillies Frankly Darling and Love go head to head. And then there's the hugely anticipated return of champion mare Enable in the Gr1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes where she'll butt heads with Lord North, Japan, Ghaiyyath and company. And then, on Sunday, racing fans will wake up looking forward to France's Prix du Jockey Club (Derby) and Prix de Diane (Oaks) at Chantilly.