The process to enter a horse into the Epsom Derby can take around 18 months and several stages, each with costs associated. Depending on when a horse is entered, it can cost between £7,860 and £85,000 to enter the Epsom Derby.
Yearlings can be entered into future races at a cost £560. In the March of the year the horse reaches three years old, owners must pay a further £1100 to stay in the race. If they were not entered as yearlings, three-year-old horses can enter in April at a cost of £9000.
In mid-May yearling entries then pay a further £3400, while three-year-olds must pay £11250 to stay in. On the Monday of the Derby week a final payment of £2800 is made. There is one final opportunity to enter the race at this point - known as a supplementary entry - at a cost of £85,000.