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Buy your Ladies Day admission tickets at the Betfred Derby Festival by Sunday 10 March 2024 to enter the Marvin Humes Meet & Greet Competition. T&Cs apply.

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31 May - 1 June 2024

The Betfred Derby Festival

Featuring The Betfred Oaks & The Betfred Derby

Racing’s Most Spectacular Carnival. Welcome to The Betfred Derby Festival.

Destiny calls. Glory beckons.

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The greatest show on turf. The thrill of The Hill. A beacon of buzz. A town on its toes. Epsom plays host to the world as race goers and fun lovers get giddy on colour, gasp in awe at the flowers the size of towers and get lost in the ups of the Downs. The crown jewel of all races. The one that sired all the others. Historic, unmatchable, eternal. Birthplace of thoroughbred sprinting, it’s one chance for three-year-olds to make history. Champions of the future are found here. Destiny calls, glory beckons. 

The Betfred Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse is for everyone, from racing royalty to racing rookie. We open our gates, arms and hearts to the world. In a way, everyone rides The Betfred Derby, being part of it, getting carried away and taking the feel good carnival spirit back home.

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Pick your enclosure

Cedric's - New for 2024

NEW FOR 2024

Close to the action with seating options and wet weather / shade cover, this is the area for the thrill seekers! Watch the horses cross the winning line right in front of your eyes, feel the summer come alive with delicious food and drink choices and bask in Ibiza type vibes!

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Queen Elizabeth II Stand

One of the most impressive stands in British racing, the Queen Elizabeth II Stand delivers an unrivalled racing and entertainment experience. View the horses in the Parade Ring, watch the races with direct views over the finishing straight, and feel part of the celebrations in the Winner’s Circle.

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Grandstand Enclosure

The Grandstand Enclosure is set at the heart of the action, experience the famous electic atmosphere as the horses gallop past you down the finishing toward the Winning Post.

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After Racing Parties

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After Racing Entertainment on Ladies Day

Ladies, let’s go! We are delighted that Marvin Humes will be our after racing DJ on Ladies Day, Friday 31st May.

Join him for a fantastic set filled with summer vibes!

Buy your Ladies Day admission tickets at the Betfred Derby Festival by Sunday 10 March 2024 to enter the Marvin Humes Meet & Greet Competition. T&Cs apply.

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Plan Your Day

Plan Your Day

All the useful information you need to help plan your day at The Betfred Derby Festival, including key timings, what to wear, how to get here and more.

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Travel & Parking

We want to ensure that getting to Epsom Downs Racecourse is made as easy as possible, here's everything you need to know about travel and parking here.

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Here are the frequently asked questions that will help you plan your day at The Betfred Derby Festival.

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The Feature Races

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Friday 31st May, known as Ladies Day, is a day like no other. It’s best dressed, summer chic, a Derby staple. Dress to impress and soak up spectacular racing, including The Betfred Oaks, one of Britain’s five classic races.

The feature race of day one, the Group 1 Betfred Oaks, is a fillies-only Classic run over the same course and distance as the Coronation Cup and Derby. Alongside the QIPCO 1000 Guineas run at Newmarket and the Ladbrokes St Leger in York, these three races make up the fillies' Triple Crown.

Date: Friday 31 May 2024

Previous winners: Soul Sister (2023) Tuesday (2022), Snowfall (2021), Love (2020), Anapurna (2019), Forever Together (2018), Enable (2017)


Saturday 1st June, it’s Derby Day. Expect nail-biting drama and history in the making. Welcome to the greatest show on turf.

Held on Derby Day, The Betfred Derby is the race that every jockey, trainer and owner wants to win. The race is run over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 10 yards over an undulating course climbing the equivalent height of Nelson's Column. With an incredible prize pot of £1,125 million, this is Britain's richest and most prestigious race.

Date: Saturday 1 June 2024

Previous winners: Auguste Rodin (2023), Desert Crown (2022), Adayar (2021), Serpentine (2020), Anthony Van Dyck (2019), Masar (2018), Wings Of Eagles (2017)

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The Derby Festival History & Facts


How it all began... and what it is today.

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The Derby Festival Facts

Find out key facts about the Derby Festival, including past winners, history and trivia about the world’s greatest flat race.

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One Chance for Immortality

What makes the Epsom Derby so special?

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The racecourse is just a few minutes from Epsom Town Centre on the B290 Epsom Downs Road or alternatively just off junction 9 of the M25. During the racing season, AA signs will mark all major approach routes. If you are using satellite navigation, please key in the postcode: KT18 5LQ. Alternatively, you can use the AA Route Planner and select KT18 5LQ as the destination.

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