At Epsom, Snow Fairy gets its day in the sun
Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.
Saturday 05 June 2010
The headgear came out with the sun for Ladies' Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey, yesterday.
Racegoers saw Ryan Moore ride Snow Fairy, trained by Ed Dunlop, to a thrilling victory in the Oaks, the 9-1 shot beating Meeznah into second place in a close finish.
Today Epsom Downs plays host to the highlight of the British flat-racing calender, the Derby.
Jan Vermeer, ridden by the Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh, is favourite for the race after St Nicholas Abbey was ruled out through injury.
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