Epsom Derby

The Epsom Derby is one of the most prestigious races in Europe. The event is the highlight of the British flat racing season, and features the talents of the finest 3-year-old thoroughbred horses in the region. The winner of the Epsom Derby is often acknowledge as that season’s champion 3-year-old.

Epsom Derby Facts

The Epsom Derby was first raced in 1780 over the downs of Epsom in England. The race distance has changed a number of times over the history of the event, and at present the race specifications are:

  • Entry restricted to 3-year-old thoroughbred racehorses, including both colts & fillies
  • The race covers a distance of 1½ miles, or 1 mile 4 furlongs over Epsom Racecourse
  • A purse of over £1 million is on offer, making this the richest flat race in England

Epsom Derby Betting

The Epsom Derby is one of the betting highlights of the year, attracting an audience from beyond the confines of the regular racing community. Broadcast live on primetime television in the United Kingdom, the race attracts millions of viewers, with millions of pounds wagered on the Epsom Derby betting markets.

Betting markets for the Epsom Derby are amongst the few race betting markets open 12 months of the year. While betting at early odds has some advantages, many punters prefer to wait until the completion of the 2,000 Guineas and Irish 2,000 Guineas before betting on the race.

Epsom Derby Odds