This famous race meeting is one of the oldest and greatest horse races in the world, established by the Earl of Derby in 1779. Today the main race - the Investec Derby - attracts prize money of over a million pounds and crowds approaching 100,000. Held at the Grade I listed Epsom Downs Racecourse, the Investec Derby Festival is one of the most glamorous events in the international racing calendar, with the Queen arriving by carriage followed by thousands of spectators in their best togs. The famous Investec Derby itself takes place on the Saturday, while Friday features a prestigious race called The Investec Oaks, and, more importantly, Investec Ladies' Day, which is as much a fashion show as a horse race. Last year, the Derby was won by Camelot, the 8/13 favourite ridden by 19-year-old Irish jockey Joseph O'Brien and trained by his father Aidan O'Brien.
Home of both The Investec Derby and The Investec Oaks, Epsom Downs Racecourse is less than an hour by rail from London Victoria or just over an hour from Waterloo Station. Early June's Investec Derby (arguably the most famous horse race in the world) is the UK's premier thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old colts and fillies, while the Investec Oaks (also raced in early June) is the third of Britain's five Classic races to be held during the season. More about Epsom Downs Racecourse
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Epsom Downs Racecourse London > Leisure > Spectator Sport Epsom Downs, KT18 |
Same location as Investec Derby Festival 2013 Home of both The Investec Derby and The Investec Oaks, Epsom Downs Racecourse is less than an hour by rail from London Victoria or just over ...More
The best pubs near London Investec Derby Festival 2013.
Marney's Village Inn London > Nightlife > Pubs Alma Road, Esher, KT10 |
6.3 miles from Investec Derby Festival 2013 This picturesque pub is an out-of-town hidden gem, perfect for a Sunday jaunt or if you're visiting nearby Hampton Court. Marney's Village Inn is the kind ...More
The Crooked Billet London > Nightlife > Pubs 14-15 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 |
7.6 miles from Investec Derby Festival 2013 In the warm summer months faithful punters from The Crooked Billet buy their pints before crossing the road to drink on the large swathe of grass ...More
Hand in Hand London > Nightlife > Pubs 6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 |
7.6 miles from Investec Derby Festival 2013 This great little rustic pub in Wimbledon Village on the edge of the common is a welcoming place with honest bar food - pies are a ...More