Serena Brotherton conquers Epsom in inaugural Ladies Derby
Fresh from her victorious Newbury Ladies Derby only five days before, Serena Brotherton came to Epsom full of anticipation for the thrill of rounding Tottenham Corner in what was to be the first amateur lady jockeys’ race ever held on this historic track.
With 8 runners going to post, Emily Jones and ESEEJ led the field together with Kelly Burke and DRAMATIC SOLO but it was to be the two horses held up throughout who were to provide the final dramatic stages of the race. Emma Littmoden and LORD THEO always had the leaders in her sights but Serena Brotherton and EPSOM SALTS were never far away and stayed on by a neck to take this first Epsom Ladies Derby. This was a great result for local trainer Pat Phelan and an extraordinary conclusion for Serena Brotherton, having competed in and won 2 Derbys in 5 days. Many congratulations to winning connections!