Guide to the Epsom Derby Festival of 2021

April 19, 2021

One of the most exciting events in European horse racing is the Epsom Derby. It offers two full days of racing by the best horses in the world, and there are millions of pounds at stake. The Derby is a Class 1 flat race that offers more than a half million pounds to the winner, and it is always an exciting race. This year, the Epsom Derby Festival opens on Friday June 4 with the Oaks 2021, and June 5 is the Derby 2021.

June 4: The Oaks 2021

The first day of the Epsom Derby Festival includes the Oaks. This is a flat race that is for fillies that are three years old. For this reason, this day is often called Ladies Day. This is one of the three legs of the Ladies Triple Crown, with the others being the QIPCO1000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Ladbrokes St Leger in York.

There are four races before the Oaks, and two more races follow. If you enjoy placing horse racing bets, you can find the odds for the fillies scheduled to start in the Oaks. Currently, you will find the following odds for the top nine horses, with many more listed:

●        Santa Barbara: 3/1

●        Indigo Girl: 12/1

●        Willow: 14/1

●        Teona:14/1

●        Pretty Gorgeous: 16/1

●        Port Sunlight: 16/1

●        Sea Empress:16/1

●        Petricor: 20/1

●        Queens Speech:20/1

June 5: The Derby 2021

The second day of the Epsom Derby is known as Derby Day. The Derby is the main event, and it is one of the biggest races in the racing world. It is called the Derby Stakes, and it offers prize money of 1.125 million pounds. It is the most prestigious and richest race in Britain, and trainers and owners dream of winning it.

There are four races before the main event, and two more will follow it. If you are interested in betting on this race, the odds are already out. Take a look at some of the front runners:

●        High Definition: 3/1

●        Bolshoi Ballet: 10/1

●        Wembley: 12/1

●        Hurricane Lane: 16/1

●        Van Gogh: 16/1

●        Mac Swiney: 20/1

●        Uncle Bryn: 20/1

●        Wordsworth: 20/1

●        Sir Lamorak: 25/1

The Racecourse at Epsom Downs

The racecourse at Epsom Downs is a Grade 1 Racecourse, and it is located in the public parks of Epsom Downs. It can host up to 130,000 fans, which is twice as many as can attend the Cheltenham Racecourse. It is made in a U-shape, and it has an uphill climb that leads to Tattenham Corner, which is a sharp bend. Then it heads back downhill for the final straight. Epsom Downs contains the third largest racehorse training facility in Great Britain, and many of the top trainers train there.

You will find a number of enclosures, viewing areas, and stands that offer options for watching the races. The Moet & Chandon Terrace offers you champagne and a DJ playing music along with incredible views of the racecourse. The Queen’s Stand is literally where the Queen sits, and it is a top luxurious enclosure. For a more relaxed setting, people enjoy the Grandstand. You get a great view of the parade ring and the racecourse.

The Great British picnic has food, champagne, and front row seats for the final straight. There is also the Lonsdale Enclosure that is next to the grandstand, and you can see the racecourse action up close. The Upper Tattenham is right at the turn of the Tattenham corner, where you can see the horses make the turn to the final straight. If you are looking for family activities, the Hillsdale Enclosure offers entertainment while you watch. The Hill is the public access area in the center of the venue. As you can see, there are many different ways to enjoy the Epsom Derby.

Final Words

The Epsom Downs Derby is one of the most prestigious events in the horse racing world, and the best horses, trainers, and jockeys will all try to win the large prize pot. If you are fortunate enough to attend, there are many different places on the property where you can enjoy the Oaks or the Derby on June 4 and 5. If you want to watch from home and place a wager on your favorite horse, the odds are already out, so you can get started.

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