Epsom to honour St Nicholas Abbey Sat, 08 Mar 2014
The Coronation Cup at Epsom will be run this year in commemoration of three-time winner St Nicholas Abbey.
Coolmore's multiple Group One winner won the Coronation Cup twice under trainer Aidan O'Brien's son Joseph and once in the hands of Ryan Moore. He died earlier this year following a lengthy battle with injury and subsequent complications.
St Nicholas Abbey is the most successful horse in the history of a race first run in 1902 and Epsom's head of racing and clerk of the course Andrew Cooper feels it is a fitting tribute to run the race in his honour.
"In completing the unique achievement of winning three consecutive Coronation Cups, St Nicholas Abbey left an indelible impression on all of us at Epsom," Cooper said.
"We followed his brave fight to recover from serious injury with keen interest and with our fingers crossed. We are grateful to Coolmore for allowing us to honour this magnificent racehorse at this year's Derby Festival."