The Derby is a Group 1 race run over a mile and a half at Epsom on the first Saturday in June, and is often referred to as the ‘Blue Riband’ of Flat racing. It is seen as the most prestigious of the five Classics, especially important when it comes to the breeding of racehorses, and is open to three-year-old colts and fillies.
The name ‘Derby’ has become synonymous with races all over the world, the most famous perhaps the Kentucky Derby in America, but the Derby at Epsom is the original, first run in 1780.
Epsom Derby Top Trainer in recent times
Fred Darling – 7 wins
Captain Cuttle (1922), Manna (1925), Coronach (1926), Cameronian (1931), Bois Roussel (1938), Pont l'Eveque (1940), Owen Tudor (1941)
Epsom Derby Top Jockey in recent times
Lester Piggott – 9 wins
Never Say Die (1954), Crepello (1957), St. Paddy (1960), Sir Ivor (1968), Nijinsky (1970), Roberto (1972), Empery (1976), The Minstrel (1977), Teenoso (1983)
Masar (blue) leading home Dee Ex Bee (silver) and Roaring Lion (maroon) in the 2018 Derby
Epsom Derby Racecard
The Derby is the feature race, but there is plenty to get your teeth stuck into elsewhere on the card, notably the Epsom Dash, which is one of the most competitive sprint handicaps in the racing calendar. Races include:
Princess Elizabeth Stakes - A Group 3 over a mile and a hundred yards for fillies’ and mares aged three and older.
Diomed Stakes - A Group 3 over a mile and a hundred yards for colts and geldings aged three and older.
Epsom Dash - A five-furlong handicap open to horses aged three and older.
Derby – The feature race of the day.
Caspian Prince (left) has won the Epsom Dash three times since 2014
Epsom Derby Betting
There is massive interest in betting on the Epsom De both with Online and betting shop bookies in the UK & Ireland. The Derby is the most prestigious Classic and is shown on ITV where a huge audience will tune in to cheer on the UK & Irish runners. One of the biggest races of the Flat season, most Online bookies will have enhanced offers on, including paying an extra place for each-way bets, so you are advised to shop around before placing your bets.
Epsom Derby Free Bets & Betting Offers
As with any big race, the top online bookies like Paddy Power and Betfair will have Epsom Derby Free Bets and Epsom Derby betting offers. Often the bookies will give you an enhanced price on one of the favourites, or they may offer a Bet Through The Card – get free bets when you bet on the first race of the Derby meeting. Either way, we have you covered here with the best sign-up offer and betting specials for the Derby.
Epsom Derby Runners & Form
Timeform is your best bet for finding the winner of the Epsom Derby. When the race card for Derby Day is available over on our Races page, you will be able to find the latest form and insight on all of the Derby runners from the team of expert tipsters at Timeform. Our Derby runner-by-runner guides will be available on our website and on our mobile app.
Epsom Derby Tips
Want to know which horses the expert Timeform Tipsters are backing on Derby Day? You can get free tips for every race on Derby Day either on the Timeform website or app, in the form of the Tip Sheet, or choose to follow one of our profitable premium tipping services such as TV Focus, which picks out the best bets on all races televised on ITV Racing. However you like to bet, Timeform has you covered with Epsom Derby betting tips.
Epsom Derby Latest News, Odds & Results
Follow all the build up to the Derby on the News pages at Timeform. Whether you are after the latest Epsom Derby betting odds, market movers, going updates and non-runners, plus the latest from the stables of the top horses for the Derby, you’ll find it right here. Simply want to know which horse was first past the post? Then go to our Results page to get the latest Epsom.
Epsom Derby Past Winners – this Century