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. 2018 marks our tenth year as title sponsor. We look forward to welcoming back those who enjoyed our Out of the Ordinary Derby Festival in 2017.
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.
Infographic: 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.
Friday 1 June 2018
Saturday 2 June 2018
Epsom Downs, Surrey
Home of the Derby for 239 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.
Stories and values that underpin the Investec Derby Festival
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 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.
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.