The Investec Derby Festival
Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June 2019
The Epsom Derby is one of the oldest and most famous horse races in the World and is the most popular flat race in the English Racing calendar. Dating back to 1661 it takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse on the first Saturday in June each year and is the third classic of the English Flat Racing season. Run over a distance of 1mile 4 furlongs, the race tests the athleticism and pedigree of the best three year old thoroughbred colts from across Europe and it is no surprise with a prize fund of over £1.25 million up for grabs. Down the years, many famous Derby Runners have entered the Epsom winners enclosure with names such as 2009 winner, Sea The Stars, Nijinsky, Nashwan, Galileo and the brilliant Shergar all coming home first in this Group One Classic.