The Betfred Derby Festival
Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June 2024

Champion juvenile City Of Troy is part of the initial list of 72 contenders submitted for the Betfred Derby. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, this Justify colt remained undefeated in three races as a two-year-old.

Auguste Rodin bounces back after 2000 Guineas disappointment to provide Aidan O'Brien with his ninth Betfred Derby.

Soul Sister storms home to win the Betfred Oaks under Frankie Dettori for John & Thady Gosden.

A mega impressive display from Emily Upjohn who put the Dahlbury Coronation Cup to bed in a matter of strides.

Navello beats Silkie Wilkie in a photo finish to take the Aston Martin Dash Handicap.

Betfred Derby Festival

The Derby: Betting Preview, Value Picks and More 01/06/23
Here, our team of experts takes a deep dive into the action by assessing the chances of the main contenders for the premier Classic on the Downs.

Desert Crown provides Sir Michael Stoute with his sixth Derby victory and a first for Richard Kingscote with a hugely impressive performance.

Tees Spirit turns on the turbo to win the Simpex Express Dash Handicap for Adrian Nicholls.

Tuesday holds on by the narrowest of margins to win the Cazoo Oaks from Emily Upjohn at Epsom.

Hukum stormed to an impressive success in the Coronation Cup under Jim Crowley for trainer Owen Burrows and Shadwell Estate.

Kirby Stars as Adayar Powers to Derby Glory
Adayar, trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by Adam Kirby, has won the Cazoo Derby at Epsom.

Luxembourg One to Beat in Derby 15/04/22
Aidan O’Brien is bidding for a record-extending ninth Derby success this year at Epsom. His best chance is likely to come through Luxembourg, a colt who was excellent in 2021 as a two-year-old.

Greatest Winning Margin in Cazoo Oaks
Snowfall blitzed the field to win the race for Ballydoyle for a fifth time in seven years – another British Classic for a 50-year-old Dettori.

Cazoo New Main Sponsor of The Derby Festival 01/04/21
Cazoo, the UK’s leading online car retailer, has been announced as the main sponsor of The Derby Festival featuring the world’s most famous Flat race, under a new agreement with The Jockey Club, which runs Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Serpentine created a huge shock as he made all for a 25-1 success in the Investec Derby.

Guineas winner Love adds to her Classic haul to claim a facile 8th Oaks victory for Aidan O'Brien.

Five Contenders for The Derby in 2020 16/06/20
Derby winners are all but assured a career at stud when their racing days are over, so who are some of the contenders to join the illustrious roll of honour?

Can Kameko Follow up Guineas Heroics at Epsom Downs? 09/06/20
Kameko produced an excellent performance at the 2,000 Guineas to allow trainer Andrew Balding to claim victory at the event for the first time in his career.

139 Horses So Far for the Epsom Derby 25/03/20
Two and a half months will hopefully be enough to see the sun shining on the fortunes of horse racing. The Investec Derby in Epsom Downs is expected to go on as scheduled.

epsom downs racecourseEpsom Downs Racecourse
In 1779, two gentlemen conceived the idea of a race to establish which horse was the best of its generation. Little did they realise when they tossed a coin to name the race that they were shaping the future of flat racing and breeding, Derby Day, stands apart from ordinary sporting events and represents the pinnacle of sport.
History of the Vodafone DerbyHistory of the Investec Derby
Edward Smith Stanley, the 12th Earl of Derby, organised a race for himself and his friends to race their three-year-old fillies over one and a half miles. He named it the Oaks after his estate. The race became so successful that the following year a new race was added for colts and fillies.