Investec Derby

The Investec Derby is the greatest flat race in the World. The famous Italian Breeder Federico Tesio once said “The Thoroughbred exists not because its selection has depended experts, technicians or zoologists but one piece of wood: the winning post of the Epsom Derby.” It’s importance as this race is unrivalled in the sport. Jockeys, Trainers and Owners all strive to win the Derby. Masar for William Buick, Charlie Appleby and Godolphin won the race in 2018 and you could be there in 2019.

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The Derby has been a British institution for years and draws a huge crowd to Epsom racecourse each year. Not only is it the greatest flat race in the world but it is a huge social occasion. Attended by Her Majesty The Queen, with a huge crowd and funfair in the centre of the course, racegoers line each side of the track with the iconic image of double decker buses in the centre of the racecourse.

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As a racecourse, Epsom resembles a roller coaster with a steep climb before turning Tattenham Corner on the way to descending towards the winning line. It tests every facet of a horse’s ability, speed and stamina. Naturally the Derby has an illustrious roll of honour with greats such as Shergar, Galileo and Sea the Stars having won.

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Where to watch the Derby

Epsom caters for everyone with lots of different enclosures available on Derby Day.

Queen’s Stand

Epsom’s Premier Enclosure, the Queen’s Stand was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and is one of the most impressive stands in British Racing. Located on the winning line and above the weighing room the Queen’s Stand offers prime views to watch the winner of the Derby in the Winner’s Circle after the race. The parade ring can also be accessed and you can watch the race on the steppings or the Queen’s Stand lawn.


The Grandstand offers a more relaxed feel to Derby day with access to the betting ring and extensive steppings to view the action. You can book a reserved seat in the Grandstand and you have access to the paddock.

Lonsdale Enclosure

One of the iconic sites of Derby day is rows of double decker buses lined alongside the track. The Lonsdale Enclosure is the grass enclosure opposite the main stands where people bring their own picnics before making their way to the rails to watch the action on the track.

Upper Tattenham Enclosure

The Upper Tattenham Enclosure is becoming more and more popular each year. Located before the famous Tattenham Corner where racegoers bring their own food and drink.

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Derby Tickets have just been released and you can now buy them here


Racing Breaks offer hospitality packages to make your day extra special. Packages will be released in the near future so keep an eye on our website and social media platforms for updates.