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…
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:
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.
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.
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.