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All you need to know about the 2024 Epsom Derby

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All you need to know about the 2024 Epsom Derby


Preview of the 2024 Epsom Derby, including race time, date, best bookmaker betting odds and free bet bonus offers.

As the most important of the British Classics, the Epsom Derby is easily the biggest and most eagerly awaited race on the Flat season calendar and it takes place at the stunningly picturesque Epsom Downs racecourse. This is officially a race for three-year-old colts and fillies although it is rare for the latter to compete in the contest as they are generally entered into the Oaks the previous day. The race is an undulating one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards with a noticeable downward slope on the home straight.

This famous contest has been staged since 1780 and the 2024 renewal will be on the final day of the two-day festival which is expected to attract around 130,000 racegoers. The 2024 Epsom Derby is worth £1.5 million and the winner will land a cool £850,650 for connections. You can check the latest runners, riders and best betting odds at our Epsom Derby Runners page.

Throughout the history of the Epsom Derby there have been a great many successful trainers, none more so than Aiden O’Brien who has handled no less than nine winners, including Galileo in 2001, Ruler Of The World in 2013 and most recently Auguste Rodin in 2023. O’Brien has many chances for the 2024 renewal, foremost amongst these being current favourite (as of 20th May 2024), City Of Troy.

Unlike other major races such as the Grand National, there can never be back-to-back winners of the Epsom Derby as it is only open to three-year-olds.


This year's Epsom Derby will be held on Saturday, 1st June with a scheduled start time of 4.30pm.

The 2024 Epsom Derby will be broadcast live on ITV1 while coverage will be available to subscribers of RacingTV. The law states that the Derby (as well as the Grand National) must be shown on free-to-air TV across the UK.

The 2023 Epsom Derby was won by 9/2 shot Auguste Rodin. Owned by Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor and John Magnier. Trained by Aiden O'Brien who has had a total of nine winners in the race.

The Epsom Derby is a total distance of one mile, four furlongs and ten yards (2,420 metres)

The total prize purse for the Epsom Derby in 2024 will be £1.5 million with the winner receiving £850,650 which will be shared between connections and jockey.

The total number of horses running this famous race varies from one year to the next, this being dependant on how many actually qualify and are deemed fit to race. Nevertheless the general rule is that anywhere between 12 and 16 runners will compete on the day and this will never exceed 20.

The card at Epsom Racecourse on Derby Day contains seven races, including the Derby itself.


The current Top Ten in the betting for the 2024 Epsom Derby (as of Monday, 20th May 2024) are: 


2/1  –  City Of Troy

6/1  –  Ambiente Friendly

6/1  –  Los Angeles

16/1 –  Ancient Wisdom

16/1 –  Diego Velazquez

20/1 –  Capulet

20/1 –  Dancing Gemini

20/1 –  Macduff

28/1 –  Bellum Justum

33/1 –  Henry Longfellow


Check out the runners, riders and best bookmaker betting odds for the 2024 Derby at our Epsom Derby Runners & Riders page.