Epsom Derby Odds

Epsom Downs is located near Surrey, England and annually plays host to the Derby Stakes, which is commonly called the Epsom Derby – the most prestigious race in England for three year-olds. The facility is capable of accommodating 120,000 race fans  and hosted its first recorded race in 1661, making it the oldest racing venue in the world. The main track is 1 mile and 4 furlongs in length with a stretch of 3.5 furlongs.

Epsom Derby Odds

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Epsom Downs is a left-handed course where flat racing is conducted exclusively. A chute in the home straight makes it possible to conduct 5 furlong sprint races.

A vastly undulating course, Epsom is unique in that its longer races – such as the Epsom Derby – require horses to navigate a terrain with major changes in elevation.

The Epsom Derby and Oaks are both conducted at the 12 furlong distance (1.5 miles) in a trip where the horses encounter a stiff downhill slop about 7.5 furlongs into the race before being challenged with sharp left-hand turn into the straight. Thus, horses with good tactical speed, agility, and endurance often make the best bets in such events. 

Epsom Derby Betting Tips

In the illustrious history of the Epsom Derby, past winners include some of the most elite turf horses to compete in thoroughbred racing. In recent years greats have claimed victory in the race, such as:

  • Golden Horn (2015)
  • Sea the Stars (2009)
  • North Light (2004)
  • High Chaparral (2002)
  • Galileo (2001)
  • Sinndar (2000)

Given the layout of the Epsom course, it is a sound handicapping practice to select a runner who can secure a spot close to the early leaders in the Derby or Oaks. The finishing straight generally favors runners positioned well off the inner rail due to the slope of the the course.  

Epsom Derby Results

Trainer Aidan O’Brien is one of Europe’s most successful and high-profile conditioners, enjoying unparalleled success in the Epsom Derby in recent years.

In 2012, O’Brien teamed with son and jockey Joseph O’Brien to become the first father/son combination to win the race as Camelot found the wire ahead of the field.

Camelot’s victory would be the first of three successive scores in the Epsom Derby for Aidan O’Brien who went on to to earn victories with Ruler of the World in 2013 and Australia in 2014 – the latter of which was also ridden by his son. No other trainer has won three straight editions of the Epsom Derby. In total, Aidan O’Brien has five Epsom Derby wins as he also saddled Galileo and High Chaparral to consecutive victories in 2001 and 2002.

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