The Derby Festival is one of the most prestigious flat racing events on the social calendar. Held on the first weekend of June every year this event often heralds the beginning of the summer season proper and is notorious for its high stakes and overwhelming popularity.
The prestigious Derby is the most iconic flat race in the world, and rightly so when you consider its punishing course over a mile and a half between trees and bushes on the busy downs.
The notoriety from winning the race provides a lucrative future for the stallion and jockey, with a considerable amount of prize money on offer, and future breeding programs based entirely on the outcome.
This festival is also synonymous with the royal family, with the privileged course welcoming Her Majesty The Queen to The Derby for nearly 70 years, her attendance no doubt boosting the popularity of this event further.
One thing is for sure the Epsom Derby is truly one the best flat races in the world, it’s popularity is plain to see and is a true highlight of any sporting calendar.
Hospitality Packages Available: 11
Budget: £97.50 to £875
Attendees: 64,000 over 2 days
Located in the most prestigious structure on course, the Queen’s Stand, Chez Roux @ Blue Riband is a masterful take on fine dining from Michel Roux Jnr & Emily Roux.
Located on the second floor of the Duchess’s Stand these private boxes offer outstanding views of the racing action as the horses come racing down the finishing straight.
An Open Top Bus Experience at Epsom Derby provides a unique way to attend the festival, with an elevated view of the racing as well as convenient transfers to the racecourse.
The Tattenham Straight Marquee is a spacious hospitality facility positioned on the famous Tattenham Straight, just before the horses approach the final furlong.
The Great British Picnic is an entry-level package to the Investec Derby Festival, good for couples and non-formal occasions that just want to take in the atmosphere of the racecourse.
Hospitality guests are required to follow a smart casual dress code. Jackets, trousers and a collared shire are encouraged. Smart denim jeans are acceptable, however, jeans must not have tears or rips. It is not a requirement that hats or fascinators are worn on any racedays outside The Derby Festival.
The racecourse postcode is KT18 5LQ for use with GPS equipment. The racecourse is just a few minutes from Epsom Town Centre on the B290 Epsom Downs Road or just off junction 9 of the M25.