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Epsom Downs Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

Home to the Derby and Oaks, Epsom Downs has been staging the former event since 1780 and it is generally recognised as the most famous horse race in the world. Quite probably the most unusual and testing Flat racing track on the planet, the twelve-furlong Derby trip provides a roller-coaster ride, most notably the turn into the most famous bend in racing, Tattenham Corner.

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Contact and Location

Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey KT18 5LQ. United Kingdom.
Official Website:

The Effect of the Draw

There isn't much of a draw bias over the 5f course these days but there is over 6f and 7f, when front-runners drawn low have an advantage on all ground except soft (when the fields usually come to the stand rail).

Local Knowledge


  1. Xpert Cars (1.7 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1372 702000

  2. Epsom Cabs (1.8 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1372 725000

  3. Epsom & Ewell Cars (1.8 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1372 727727

Places to Stay

  1. Chalk Lane Hotel (1.2 miles away)
    Chalk Lane, Epsom, Epsom KT18 7BB, UK
    Tel: +44 1372 721179

  2. Premier Inn Epsom Central Hotel (1.6 miles away)
    2-4 St Margaret Dr, Epsom, Epsom KT18 7LB, UK
    Tel: +44 871 527 8376

Places to Eat

  1. Makiyaki (1.8 miles away)
    29 S Street, Epsom Surrey, Epsom, Epsom KT18 7PJ, UK
    Tel: +44 1372 747822

  2. Bill's (1.8 miles away)
    6 South Street, Epsom, Epsom KT18 7PF, UK
    Tel: +44 1372 730245

  3. Café 1 (1.8 miles away)
    122 High Street, Epsom, Epsom KT19 8BJ, UK
    Tel: +44 1372 739996