Queens Jubilee Epsom Derby 2012 - Lets

Hugh crowds,  sense of tradition, and exciting racing.  This year’s Epsom Derby is one not to be missed.  Bigger and better for the Jubilee year the Epsom Downs Race course is hosting a mixture of events to complement an exciting race schedule.  The Epsom Derby welcome Her Majesty the Queen who will be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, with the Investec Derby being the first official event in a busy weekend of celebrations.

Epsom Derby events 2012

 Fixture 2012 Date
Investec Spring Meeting Wednesday 25th April
Investec Ladies’ Day Friday 1st June
Investec Derby Day Saturday 2nd June
Epsom Live! with Frankie Valli Thursday (eve) 5th July
Epsom Live! with Will Young Thursday (eve) 12th July
Epsom Live! with Razorlight Thursday (eve) 19th July
Epsom Live! with The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Thursday (eve) 26th July
Epsom Live! with The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Thursday (eve) 2nd August
Family Fun Raceda Monday (BH) 27th August
Afternoon Racing

Tuesday 28th August

Afternoon Racing Thursday 13th September
Autumn Meeting Sunday 30th September


The Derby Festival is set over two days with Ladies Day on Friday 1st June and Derby Day Saturday 2nd June.

Dresses by Armani and shoes by Jimmy Choo, non other than ladies day, Epsom’s ladies day 2012 is going to be one to rival Royal Ascot.

The Derby at Epsom is ranked as one of the greatest flat races in the world.  The prize, £1.25m, big enough to attract the biggest trainers, owners, and best jockeys in the business.

Epsom Live!  Live concerts at dusk to follow up an evenings racing.  Ticket prices include the racing, evening concert and family entertainment.  The first race starts at 6pm and the concert at 9pm.  An occasion like this wouldn’t be the same without Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons performing their classic hits.  Ticket prices are affordable for such a varied evening of entertainment.

Epsom Live serves up other musical treats to tempt most musical tastes with concerts from Will Young on 12th July and Razorlight on the 19th July.  Epsomlive is topped off with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra  on Thursday 2nd August.

With events like this it is no wonder the UK is the worlds largest importer of Champagne.  What Champagne will be fizzing at Epsom this year, non other than Pol Roger, the Champagne that Sir Winston Churchill named one of his race horses after. “Pol Roger” went on to win the Black Prince Stakes at Kempton Park on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Day.   60 years on there is as much anticipation of the winner of Epsom 2012.

For those not able to attend or just wanting to have a flutter get the best Epsom Derby odds from Betfair.com.  The worlds largest betting exchange offering excellent bonuses for new and existing customers.  Betfair is worthy of betting on such an event in terms of value for money and technology.  No where else can you bet on Derby runners not to win!

A tips for Epsom Derby is that horses must be able to handle the track; bends and a hill towards the end.  Choose horses with experience of racing on tracks like this.  Goodwood is a track that serves as ideal preparation for Epsom.  For those watching the event from home the good thing about Betfair is that bets can be ‘cashed out’ during or just before the race for a guaranteed profit or to stop a loss. A great feature.

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