Epsom Derby Festival

The Derby Festival 2021 takes place on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 June. The Oaks, a Group 1 race and  Ladies’ Day, takes place on Friday and on Saturday comes the greatest flat race in the world: The Derby. The Derby Festival is a Flat season highlight that attracts many of the world’s greatest horses, jockeys and trainers; it is arguably one of the most quintessentially British days out on the sporting calendar!


  • 4-5 June
  • Epsom Downs, Surrey, England

Feature races (jump):

The Oaks, The Derby

Fun fact:

The prize pot for the first ever Epsom Derby was £1,065 and 15s. That doesn’t sound like much nowadays, but it was back then, when it was worth approximately £140,000 in today’s money. This could have bought you: 129 horses, 572 cows, or 21,315 days of a skilled craftsman’s work!  Nowadays, the winner gains £1.35 million pounds -the largest prize money for any British horse race.