Travel to Epsom Derby

By Road
Getting to Epsom Downs by road is extremely easy. From the M25 you can select either Junctions 8, 9 or 10 and as you near Epsom signposts are clearly laid out pointing out the quickest way to the course.

AA Route Planner

By Rail
Public transport services to Epsom are significantly increased during the Epsom Derby meeting. There are three Rail stations within a mile of Epsom racecourse and also frequent buses from the city centre. The trains are more frequent from London Waterloo or Victoria and during the Derby festival you can expect these stations to be busier than normal.

The Derby Fact File

The “Blue Riband” of the English turf. Three-year-old colts (fillies are eligible but rarely compete these days) stretch every sinew and nerve as they hurtle round Epsom’s switchback mile-and-a-half. This is a true test of stamina for young horses.

United Kingdom Classic Races

In United Kingdom horse racing, The Classics are a series of horse races run over the flat (i.e. without jumps). Each classic is run once each year and is restricted to horses that are three years old.

The five races are:

  • Two Thousand Guineas Stakes
  • One Thousand Guineas Stakes
  • Oaks Stakes
  • Epsom Derby Stakes
  • St. Leger Stakes

The 2,000 Guineas, the Derby and the St.Leger together form the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.