Epsom Derby Day

Epsom Derby Day Quick Facts

2021 Date5 June 2021
Epsom Derby Day

Epsom Derby Day History

Derby Day is host to Britain’s most prestigious horse races. Seven races take place on this day, the most anticipated being the Derby.

The Derby is a race run over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs, and 10 yards. Competitors compete in this prestigious race for a chance to win the pot of £1.5 million. It is the 3rd special event in the three day Grand National Aintree Festival.

Derby Day was established in 1779 at a celebration following the Oaks Stakes horse race. It was named after the 12th Earl of Derby. It is observed annually on the first Saturday in June.

Epsom Derby Day References and Related Sites

www.thejockeyclub.co.uk: Derby Day

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