Epsom Derby Betting Odds
The first Saturday of June welcomes one of the most prestigious races in the UK each and every year.
The Epsom Derby has been in existence since 1780 and continues to provide racing of the highest order in both the Derby and the Derby Festival as a whole.
It’s considered the finest of all the Classics and Triple Crown events, so it’s no wonder punters are dying to place their bets on it.
We certainly are at Oddsmanager and if you are looking to place your bets we have all the information you need to get started…
Epsom Derby Tips: Backing A Winner
The Derby Festival is always good for betting, building up to the highlight of the weekend, the Derby.
It’s a race that every horse racing pundit looks forward to so you’ll always find Epsom Derby tips available in the run-up across betting sites, news outlets and of course right here.
No matter what the race, whether it be the Derby, or the likes of the Epsom Oaks, Coronation Cup, there are always a number of factors that should be taken into account before you place your bets. These include:
- Form: The form of a horse in the lead up to the Derby is key. Trainers do their best to make their horses hit form at the right time and a good run in the trials can be a good indicator. Examine form and see if a horse is hitting the right form in time for the Derby.
- Course & Distance: How a horse has ran at Epsom previously and over the same distance is useful to know as if a horse has comfortably ran and won over the same distance then they’re in with a good chance once again.
- Trainer/Jockey: Some trainers and jockeys enjoy runs in the Derby and having done it before they’re more likely to provide a winning formula. Aidan O’Brien has won five of the last eight Derbys as a trainer so his horses are always ones to watch.
- Weather/Ground: The ground in which a horse is racing on can be particularly determining when it comes to races. Some horses prefer certain types of ground and fade on others. Check results and on what type of ground it is and see if that’s reflective of the conditions for the Derby.
- Insider Tips: In the build up to the Derby there will be lots of talk from insiders talking up the chances of certain horses. This is worth keeping an eye on as they have much closer access to trainers and horses than punters do.
- Derby Trials: Pay attention to the Derby Trials. These will put contenders head-to-head against each other and you’ll get a good idea of which are the stronger horses ahead of Derby day. Trials to always look out for include the Dante Stakes, Irish 2,000 Guineas, Chester Vase, Lingfield Derby Trial and a number more.
Epsom Derby Dress Code: What To Wear On Raceday
The dress code at Epsom is very particular and racegoers must dress smartly, particularly in the Queen’s Stand Enclosure.
In this case, men must wear either black or grey morning dress including a top hat or service dress. Ladies should also wear a formal dress and a hat or a substantial fascinator, and ensure that their chest is covered and dresses or skirts don’t rise higher than just above the knee.
In other enclosures, the rules are a little more relaxed, however no sportswear can be worn, including trainers. Smart denim can be worn and smart shoes must also be worn.
Unlike other festivals, fancy dress is not permitted.
Epsom Derby Live Stream: How To Watch The Derby
The Derby is available to watch all over the world and is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar.
To enjoy an Epsom Derby live stream you can do so with a number of bookmakers, with most UK sites allowing you to stream the race when you place a wager, usually of around £1, on it.
The likes of Ladbrokes, bet365, Paddy Power and Coral all offer this, as well as many, many more.
As well as this, ITV have full coverage of the festival, with the Epsom Derby taking pride of place on ITV 1.
Epsom Derby Ladies Day: Glamour At The Festival
Ladies Day of the Festival takes place on the first day which in 2020 falls on Friday June 5, and is always a fun day of racing. It’s the day of the race that grabs the front pages of the newspapers, as celebrities and the high society dress to the nines and enjoy what’s on show.
Dress code is formal with a hat or fascinator required, and the day involved two Grade 1 races including the Epsom Oaks, one of the five British Classics.
The Coronation Cup also takes place on this day as well as a style awards where Ladies are honoured for their stylish dressing.