Record crowd of 24,483 enjoy Ladies Day at Epsom Downs in ticketed enclosures with thousands more on The Hill

June 3, 2022

A record crowd of 24,483 enjoyed Ladies Day in ticketed enclosures at Epsom Downs on Day One of The Cazoo Derby, with thousands more watching from the free enclosures on The Hill.

The attendance figure eclipses the 23,166 who were in ticketed areas of the Surrey racecourse in 2019 – before the pandemic – and is the largest Ladies Day crowd since records began.

Racegoers were treated to some enthralling racing, including a success in the Cazoo Oaks for Tuesday and jockey Ryan Moore, which secured trainer Aidan O’Brien a record-breaking 41st British Classic victory.

Phil White, London Regional Director for The Jockey Club, said: “We’re delighted that so many people joined us for Ladies Day and what proved to be a thrilling day’s racing, including a record-breaking day for trainer Aidan O’Brien.

“It’s the first time we’ve been able to welcome a proper crowd to Epsom Downs for this fixture since 2019 and it’s been fantastic to see the racecourse buzzing with excitement.

“We look forward to being a part of the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations tomorrow and have big plans to mark Her Majesty’s contribution to horseracing and the nation.

“We are sold out in all of our paid enclosures but with plenty of space for people to join us for free on The Hill, we hope thousands more will join us to help create a spectacular carnival atmosphere on what will be a unique occasion.”

NOTE TO EDITORS: Official attendance records date back to 1989.

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