Epsom Derby Frequently Asked Questions | The Derby Festival 2025

The 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 Epsom Derby FAQs section below.

Epsom Derby FAQs

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

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.

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.

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

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 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 Epsom Derby Festival.

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

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.

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.

Each of the 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 sales@hospitalitycentre.co.uk and our team of horse racing hospitality experts will be happy to help.

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The Cheltenham Festival will be staged at Cheltenham Racecourse – The Home Of Jump Racing – in Gloucestershire.

Gold Cup Day at the Cheltenham Festival is on Friday 18th March 2022.

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