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Epsom Race Calendar

Epsom Downs Racecourse is known by many as the glorious home of The Epsom Derby. Fewer people know that there are also four other major horse racing meetings held in Epsom between April and the end of September each year.

The Derby may be the richest race in British horse racing, but the other meetings held here are just as thrilling, with each and every race meaning as much to those involved as The Derby itself.

Epsom’s racing season begins with The Spring Meeting every April, around 6 weeks before The Epsom Derby at the start of June. A few months later, Epsom hosts two separate afternoon racing meetings in August and September. The last Sunday of September serves as the final day of Epsom Downs’ season in the form of The Season Finale.

The Epsom Spring Meeting Calendar

The first meeting of The Epsom Downs Racecourse’s season is The Epsom Spring Meeting which takes place every April.

The Epsom Spring Meeting presents a six-race card and features The Investec Blue Riband Trial, which grants its winner automatic qualification into The Epsom Derby.

14:10 – Investec Asset Finance Handicap – Class 3 – 5 furlongs

14:45 – Investec Blue Riband Trial – Class 1, Listed – 1 mile, 2 furlongs, 17 yards

15:20 – Investec Corporate & Investment Banking Great Metropolitan Handicap – Class 3 – 1 mile, 4 furlongs, 6 yards

15:55 – Investec City And Suburban Handicap – Class 2 – 1 mile, 2 furlongs, 17 yards

16:25 – Investec Wealth Novice Stakes – Class 4 – 1 mile, 113 yards

17:00 – Investec Private Banking Handicap – Class 4 – 1 mile, 113 yards

This year’s Epsom Spring Meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021.

The Epsom Derby Festival Calendar

You’ve likely already witnessed The Epsom Derby Festival from afar via the likes of racing.tv, but if you’ve yet to truly experience The Derby live in the flesh, we strongly urge you to add it to your bucket list immediately.

Epsom Oaks

Day One of The Derby is marked in the Epsom calendar as Ladies Day, so if you’re planning to attend Epsom Downs Racecourse, make sure you’re dressed to impress.

14:00 – Investec Woodcote EBF Stakes – Class 2 – 6 furlongs, 3 yards

14:35 – Investec Mile Handicap – Class 2 – 1 mile, 113 yards

15:10 – Investec Coronation Cup – Class 1 – 1 mile, 4 furlongs, 6 yards

15:45 – Investec Wealth & Investment Handicap – Class 2 – 1 mile, 2 furlongs, 17 yards

16:30 – Investec Oaks – Class 1 – 1 mile, 4 furlongs, 6 yards

17:15 – Investec Surrey Stakes – Class 1, Listed – 7 furlongs, 3 yards

17:50 – Investec Zebra Handicap – Class 2 – 7 furlongs, 3 yards

Epsom Derby Race Calendar

Derby Day is one of the most exciting days in British horse racing, offering over £1.6million in prize money for The Derby Stakes alone. Here’s the exhilarating seven-race card of Derby Day:

14:00 – Investec Private Banking Handicap – Class 2 – 1 mile, 2 furlongs, 17 yards

14:35 – Princess Elizabeth Stakes – Class 1 – 1 mile, 113 yards

15:10 – Investec Diomed Stakes – Class 1 – 1 mile, 113 yards

15:45 – Investec ‘Dash’ Handicap – Class 2 – 5 furlongs

16:30 – Investec Derby Stakes – Class 1 – 1 mile, 4 furlongs, 6 yards

17:15 – Investec Out Of The Ordinary Handicap – Class 2 – 1 mile, 4 furlongs, 6 yards

17:50 – Investec Asset Management Handicap – Class 2 – 6 furlongs, 3 yards

This year’s edition of The Epsom Derby Festival is scheduled to take place on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of June 2021.

Epsom August Afternoon Racing Calendar

The first of the two of Epsom’s Afternoon Racing meetings is the August Afternoon Racing which offers a seven-race card annually at the end of August.

The featured race of this exciting day at the races is The Terry Mills & John Akehurst Handicap which begins at 15:15

14:10 – Chantilly Nursery – Class 5 – 7 furlongs, 3 yards

14:45 – British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes – Class 4 – 1 mile, 113 yards

15:15 – Terry Mills & John Akehurst Handicap – Class 3 – 6 furlongs, 3 yards

15:50 – Stanley Wootton Handicap – Class 5 – 1 mile, 4 furlongs, 6 yards

16:20 – Back To The 80s NYE Party Handicap – Class 4 – 7 furlongs, 3 yards

16:55 – Join Racing TV Now Handicap – Class 5 – 1 mile, 2 furlongs, 17 yards

17:25 – Spectacular Christmas Parties At Epsom Downs Handicap – Class 6 – 7 furlongs, 3 yards

This year’s edition of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing is scheduled to take place on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.

Epsom September Afternoon Racing Calendar

The second of Epsom’s two annual Afternoon Racing meetings is The Epsom September Afternoon Racing meeting, which is written in Epsom Downs Racecourse’s racing calendar for less than two weeks after the conclusion of the August Afternoon meeting.

13:40 – British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Median Auction Stakes – Class 4 – 7 furlongs, 3 yards

14:15 – Back To The 80s NYE Party Handicap – Class 5 – 1 mile, 113 yards

14:50 – ‘Grow Your Business’ Handicap – Class 5 – 1 mile, 2 furlongs, 17 yards

15:25 – Jump Jockeys’ Derby Handicap – Class 4 – 1 mile, 4 furlongs, 6 yards

15:55 – Kovara Klassic Handicap – Class 4 – 7 furlongs, 3 yards

16:30 – Newton Wood Handicap – Class 5 – 1 mile, 113 yards

17:05 – Spectacular Christmas Parties At Epsom Downs Handicap – Class 5 – 6 furlongs, 3 yards

This year’s edition of The Epsom September Afternoon Racing is scheduled to take place on Thursday the 9th of September 2021.

Epsom Season Finale Calendar

The final meeting of the season in Epsom’s racing calendar is The Epsom Season Finale which takes place on the last Sunday of September every year.

It’s another seven-race card, which features the Class 3 Season Finale Handicap at 15:05. Here’s the Epsom Season Finale racecard:

14:00 – IDF 2020 Tickets On Sale Tomorrow Nursery – Class 4 – 7 furlongs, 3 yards

14:30 – Investec Derby ‘Wild Card’ Conditions Stakes – Class 2 – 1 mile, 113 yards

15:05 – Season Finale Handicap – Class 3 – 1 mile, 2 furlongs, 17 yards

15:35 – Kids Takeover Handicap – Class 3 – 1 mile, 113 yards

16:10 – Apprentices’ Derby Stakes – Class 4 – 1 mile, 4 furlongs, 6 yards

16:45 – Back To The 80’s NYE Party Novice Stakes – Class 5 – 1 mile, 2 furlongs, 17 yards

17:15 – Spectacular Christmas Parties At Epsom Downs Handicap – Class 4 – 7 furlongs, 3 yards

This year’s edition of The Epsom Season Finale is scheduled to take place on Sunday the 26th of September 2021.

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