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Coolmore have a huge 77 entries out of 475 for 2016 English Derby


John Magnier of Coolmore Stud

John Magnier of Coolmore Stud

John Magnier of Coolmore Stud

Frankel's brother is among a whopping 475 entries for the 2016 Investec Derby at Epsom.

The colt's owner, Khalid Abdullah, also has a son of Midday, who won six Group Ones during her stellar career, among his entries.

The Coolmore partners of Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and John Magnier have 77 possibles, including a Galileo half-brother to Harbinger.

Godolphin has 53 entries, headed by a Dubawi half-brother to this year's Derby winner Australia, with the overall entries for the race up by 66 on 12 months ago.

There are two other entry stages, with the first on April 5, 2016 and costing £8,000. The second is on Monday, May 30, 2016 - just five days before the race - when horses can be supplemented at a price of £75,000.

Andrew Cooper, head of racing and clerk of the course at Epsom Downs, said: "We are delighted with and grateful for the continuing high level of support that yearling entry for the Investec Derby receives from owners, trainers and breeders.

"These horses have been given their initial ticket to the greatest Flat race in the world, and can remain in the Classic with no further financial commitment until the March of their three-year-old careers.

"Good luck to them all."