Investec Derby Festival

The world’s greatest flat race

 

The Investec Derby Festival, forged from passion, energy and stamina, stands out in our prestigious sponsorship portfolio. 2019 marks our eleventh year as title sponsor. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our Out of the Ordinary Derby Festival.

The Investec Derby is a Group 1 race, open to three-year-old colts and fillies, run over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 10 yards. It is the world's greatest flat race and the oldest continually run sporting event in the world. 

Friday 31 May 2019

Ladies’ day

Saturday 1 June 2019

Derby day

Epsom Downs, Surrey

Home of the Derby for 240 years

Ladies' Day sees exhilarating racing, open only to fillies, alongside glamour, high fashion and sumptuous hospitality.

This unique event in the sporting calendar culminates in Britain's richest horse race, the Investec Derby.

Epsom Downs racecourse is easy to access by road or rail. Find out how to arrive at the world's greatest flat race.

Relive the 2018 Investec Derby Festival

 

Chris Meyer, UK Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking

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Chris Meyer, UK Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking

 
Epsom Downs racecourse

Investec Derby Festival racecourse

The course for the world's greatest flat race is packed with unique features, as well as bearing witness to historic events through the decades. Explore the racecourse that makes the Epsom Derby truly Out of the Ordinary.
Epsom Downs racecourse

Stories and values that underpin the Investec Derby Festival

Queen

Derby firsts and inspirational women

Remembering the incredible achievements that shaped the Derby, and the pioneering women who defied convention to accomplish great feats and forge the way for others to follow.
partnerships

Partnerships at the heart of success stories

Whether it's between a jockey and a horse, a trainer and an owner or an adviser and client, partnership and collaboration help winners to run a different race.
preparation

The importance of preparation

Winners are forged from meticulous preparation. Innovative technologies, training methods and even nutrition can give winners the edge they need to leave the pack behind.
 

Derby wins don’t happen overnight: they are forged out of time. Jake Warren of Highclere Stud charts the journey of a racehorse from breeding, rearing and training to the famous Epsom Downs and the legendary status of Investec Derby winner.

 
 

Experience Spectacular: highlights from Ladies' Day and Derby Day at the Investec Derby Festival 2017. In the Investec Derby Stakes, Wings of Eagles, at 40-1, with Derby debutant Padraig Beggy on board, swept past Cliffs of Moher for a thrilling victory.

Experience Spectacular: highlights from Ladies' Day and Derby Day at the Investec Derby Festival 2017. In the Investec Derby Stakes, Wings of Eagles, at 40-1, with Derby debutant Padraig Beggy on board, swept past Cliffs of Moher for a thrilling victory.