Investec Derby Festival
 

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. 
Epsom Downs racecourse

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.
Epsom Downs racecourse

Friday 1 June 2018

Ladies’ day

Saturday 2 June 2018

Derby day

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

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: relive the 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: relive the 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.