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Friday 3 - Saturday 4 June

The Derby Festival brought to you by Cazoo at Epsom Downs Racecourse


Take a breath, loosen your collar, brace yourselves…

It’s a full colour carnival splashed through Epsom Downs over two unmissable days. Friday 3 – Saturday 4 June.

For 2022, Cazoo Derby Day will form part of the four day Jubilee weekend to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, making this historic event even more of a special occasion. Friday 3 June is known as Ladies’ Day, an opportunity to dress in your most stylish attire and enjoy some spectacular racing, including The Cazoo Oaks, one of Britain’s five Classic races. For 2022 this Friday will be an additional bank holiday as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Saturday 4 June is Derby Day – expect big drama and history in the making.

No racing festival on the planet is quite like The Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse and in 2022 the celebrations promise to be bigger and better than ever before.


Derby Day 2022

Run over a mile and a half in a unique setting, the Derby Day race dates all the way back to 1780, when Diomed won the first ever Derby.


Since then it has become one of the most significant dates in the UK’s calendar, popular with royalty, racing fans and the many thousands who gather each year to watch both from grandstand enclosures and on ‘The Hill’ in the centre of the course.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee At Derby Day


Next year Derby Day at Epsom Downs won’t just celebrate the 243rd running of the world’s greatest Flat race, it will also stage an official commemoration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

The monarch will mark the occasion by attending The Derby with members of her family. As a horseracing fan, owner of many Thoroughbred racehorses and also The Jockey Club’s Patron, Derby Day promises to be a fitting celebration of The Queen’s 70 years on the throne as one of many shows of partnership between The Queen and The Epsom Derby.


Derby Ladies Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse


While its influence over future generations of the Thoroughbred cannot be overstated, to those who make the annual pilgrimage it is an unrivalled sporting and social occasion.

However, the Cazoo Derby Festival is not just about one race. Two days of high quality racing feature the third Classic of the season, the Cazoo Oaks, on the Friday - The Derby Ladies’ Day - along with the Group One Coral Coronation Cup.


As well as the Cazoo Derby, Saturday’s card includes two Group Three contests in the Diomed Stakes and the Princess Elizabeth Stakes, while the ultra-competitive Epsom Dash Handicap over the minimum trip of five furlongs is regarded as the world’s fastest horse race.


Whether you’re in top hat and tails or something a little more casual, be a part of history and join us on Epsom Downs Racecourse for the Cazoo Derby Festival, combining the greatest Flat race of them all with the chance to celebrate a once in a lifetime royal milestone.

Plan Your Day

Plan Your Day

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

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HOSPITALITY at the Cazoo Derby 2022

Be part of the 2022 two-day event in one of our award-winning restaurants or intimate private boxes. Located in the most stunning of locations, our teams ensure service of the highest standard to provide you with a fine dining experience.

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Enclosures & Stands

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THE cazoo OAKS

The feature race of day one, the Group 1 Cazoo 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 3 June 2022

Previous winners: Snowfall (2021), Love (2020), Anapurna (2019), Forever Together (2018), Enable (2017)

Leading jockey: Frankie Dettori (6 wins)

Leading trainer: Aidan O'Brien (9 wins)

the cazoo derby

Held on Derby Day, The Cazoo 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 4 June 2022

Previous winners: Adayar (2021), Serpentine (2020), Anthony Van Dyck (2019), Masar (2018), Wings Of Eagles (2017)

Leading jockey: Frankie Dettori (2 wins), Ryan Moore (2 wins)

Leading trainer: Aidan O'Brien (8 wins)

The Cazoo Derby 2022

Group bookings at The Cazoo Derby 2022

Looking for more than 10 tickets? Enquire here if you're planning to attend The Cazoo Derby Festival 2022 in a group. 

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Hospitality Enquiry


Enquire online today to be part of the 2022 Cazoo Derby Festival from your own private table or private box. 

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Buses and coaches are an integral and hugely traditional part of The Derby Festival experience and are renowned as a great way to soak up the day.


We are now taking enquiries and bookings for 2022.



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