The Investec Derby 2019

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So just what makes The Epsom Derby so special and why is it the race all the jockeys want to win?

Now we know it’s great racing but if your not the biggest racing boff or a regular racegoer then why attend the Derby? Well it’s a bit like going to the Champions league final and missing all the lesser games, you are starting right at the top. You will see the best quality racing on an amazing stage in beautiful surroundings.

The Track

This is Epsoms top racing festival of the year and they really know how to do it properly, with extra enclosures, amazing hospitality and something for everyone.

  • Enjoy an amazing 3 course lunch with champagne overlooking the racing in the Grandstand hospitality, as we are just days away from the big day there are only a few options left.

Tattenham Hospitality and Tattenham straight from £390pp

This includes Pimms reception, refreshing summer lunch, afternoon tea and more, in our glass-fronted facility with private viewing terrace.

Grandstand Hospitality from £546pp

The only option left in the Grandstand is the Winning Post which includes-

-Duchess's enclosure badge and hospitality ticket with access to the Lonsdale Enclosure

-Premium cocktail reception

-Seated three course lunch

-Contemporary menu with hot and cold elements

-Modern twist on afternoon tea

-Complimentary bar of beer, wine, house spirits and soft drinks. Champagne and wine upgrades available

-Located on the inside of the track, next to the finish line

-Private viewing terrace next to rails

-Private tables of 10 and above are available. Smaller groups will be on shared tables


-Roaming and fixed betting facilities

-Access to the official hospitality after party

-Car parking pass (available on request, 1 per 4 guests)

  • If fancy hospitality isn't your thing and you fancy a picnic with friends and family in your jeans?Head to the middle of the track in the Hillside track, filled with fun for all from just £12.50pp. You can bring your own food and alcohol which is limited to half a bottle of wine per person, or four cans of beer/cider, or an appropriate equivalent. Accompanied U18s go FREE (max 2 per adult) You simply get your tickets online and bring your own picnic.

  • If you like the idea of a picnic but not the work of doing it, there is the great British Picnic Package starting at £122.50 pp which includes-

    -Admission to the Tattenham Straight Enclosure

    -Three-course Premium picnic for two

    -One Bottle of Coates & Seely Brut Sparkling wine

    -One bottle of mineral water per person

    -One racecard per person

    -Conveniently located betting facilities, casual seating with trackside viewing and bar area

    -Premium picnic hamper to take away

There really is something for everyone to enjoy the day in every way for every budget. Plus did we mention the track is just an hours train ride outside of London, making it so accessible!

The Day

The day of big race we said is filled with top quality racing but aside from this you have amazing food from all over the world, a fairground in the middle and lots of vibrant bars buzzing with energy and excitement.

Then after racing Vogue Williams takes to the decks to get the party going, miss the raceday traffic and enjoy another drink while listening to some great tunes in what is set to be a beautiful summer evening! `

The Fashion

Lots of us love dressing up and if you are someone who does you will love the Derby top hat and tails for men in the Queens Stand and ladies in all enclosures are encouraged to wear a hat and it’s a must in the Qeens stand. If however dressing up is not your thing then the Hillside has no formal dress code so you can just enjoy your day.

Now as previously mentioned if you fancy dressing up there is also the Style Awards! The Style Awards take place on the Friday which is ladies day, the awards have previously included a holiday, all expenses paid shopping trips and much more. This year first prize is seven nights in Mauritius plus flights, now that’s worth dressing up for!

We attended the Derby Draw on Thursday morning with Derby winning jockey Michael Hills