Epsom Derby FAQs

epsom derby faqs

Epsom Derby Frequently Asked Questions | Investec Derby Festival

The Investec Epsom Derby brings over 155,000 racing fans to Epsom Downs Racecourse to watch 14 thrilling races take places over the course of 2 days. Planning a visit to the Epsom Derby is the highlight of many  racegoers Summer season, so we’ve gathered the most commonly asked questions to help you plan your visit to the greatest flat race in the world.

If you need to find out how to get to Epsom Downs Racecourse, what time the races start, how to book, when you will receive your official Epsom Derby hospitality tickets or indeed anything else, we’re got the answers right here with our useful Investec Epsom Derby FAQs section below.

Epsom Derby FAQs


Which races will be on during my visit?

The feature race on Ladies’ Day (Friday) is the Investec Oaks and the feature race on Derby Day (Saturday) is the Investec Derby. For a full listing of the races involved, please see our Epsom Derby event schedule.


How do I book hospitality for my group of guests?

Simply find your preferred option from the various official Epsom Derby hospitality packages available at Epsom Downs Racecourse and get in touch using the Quick Enquiry form to let us know your requirements. A member of our horse racing events team will be in touch to let you know availability, prices and to guide you through the simple booking process.


How far in advance do I need to book?

The earlier you book your hospitality at the Investec Epsom Derby Festival the better. We recommend early booking as it ensures you will be able to choose from the full range of hospitality options available, whereas nearer the time of the event certain hospitality facilities may already be sold out on the day you wish to attend.


What time does the racing start?

The first race on each day is at 2:00pm. For a full listing of race times pleas refer to our Epsom Derby Schedule.


How do I get to the racecourse?

By Train

Epsom Station can be reached via South West Trains and Southern Trains with connections from London Victoria and London Waterloo. From Epsom station guests can take a 10 minute journey in by taxi or by the shuttle bus service which operates during the Investec Epsom Derby Festival. Alternatively, Tattenham Corner Station is approximately 1/2 mile from the racecourse.

By Car

Sat Nav Postcode: KT18 5LQ

The racecourse is a short distance from Epsom Town Centre on the B290 Epsom Downs Road, or alternatively off junction 9 of the M25. The racecourse will be clearly signposted along all major routes during the Investec Epsom Derby Festival.


Is there a drop off / pick up point?

There is a drop off / pick up point by the old Derby stables, opposite the Queen’s Stand (Lester Piggott gates)


When will I receive my Epsom Derby tickets and hospitality information?

Your Epsom Derby hospitality tickets will be issued 7 – 10 days prior to the event date.


What is the dress code?

This varies depending on which enclosure you are situated in for the day – please refer to our Epsom Derby Dress Code page for full information on what to wear.


What do i need to bring on the day?

Each guest must bring their event wallet containing their event information and hospitality passes to gain entry. Failure to do so may result in non-admission.


Where can I place a bet?

Each of the Investec Epsom Derby hospitality suites has tote betting facilities where guests can place bets during the Derby Festival. There are also licensed bookmakers at the front of the Grandstands and the Tattenham Enclosure.


Have you got another question about the Epsom Derby that you need the answer to?

If you can’t find it here in our Epsom Derby FAQs section then send your question to [email protected] and our team of horse racing hospitality experts will be happy to help.


Investec Epsom Derby Hospitality Packages

Epsom Derby Hospitality Packages

Epsom Derby Hospitality 2020

Take a look at an overview of all official Investec Epsom Derby hospitality packages and private boxes available at the Investec Derby Festival 2020 and enquire today to secure your places.

Tattenham Straight Hospitality Tickets

Tattenham Straight Suite

Epsom Derby hospitality within the Tattenham Straight marquee offers guests at the racecourse a superb hospitality experience and excellent views overlooking the final furlong.

Downs View Suite Hospitality Tickets

Downs View Suite

Enjoy spectacular sweeping views of Epsom Downs Racecourse, the winner’s enclosure and the parade ring from this fantastic elevated hospitality suite, along with gourmet cuisine and first class service.

Winning Post Hospitality Tickets

The Winning Post

The beautiful decorated Winning Post Suite is a marquee uniquely positioned on the winning post directly opposite the main grandstand, offering guests unique views is the final stages of each race.

Blue Riband Hospitality Tickets

Chez Roux @ Blue Riband

Enjoy a fine dining experience like no other at Epsom Racecourse inside the Blue Riband Suite and let Albert and Michel Roux Jr. dazzle your guests during your Epsom Derby hospitality experience.

Epsom Derby Private Boxes

Private Boxes

Discover an opportunity to entertain your guests exclusively at The Derby with exceptional Epsom Derby corporate hospitality inside your own private box with majestic views overlooking all the action.


Epsom Derby Hospitality & Event Information

Epsom Derby hospitality

Event Timings

Want to find out when The Investec Oaks or The Investec Derby starts? What time hospitality guests should arrive or when the day finishes? Find it all and more right here.

Epsom Derby hospitality packages

What To Wear

Find out all you need to know on the dress code guidelines ahead of your visit to the Investec Derby Festival, along with more information about the Ladies’ Day Style Award.

Epsom Derby Tickets

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I travel to the racecourse by train? Which big races are held on each day? Get the answers to your questions from our FAQs section for guests visiting the Epsom Downs Racecourse.


Epsom Derby faqs

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