A Guide to Epsom Race Course

A Guide To Epsom Race Course

With a rich heritage in horseracing, Epsom Downs race course, at the foot of the North Downs in Surrey first recorded its first race in 1661. It is referenced by Samuel Pepys in a diary entry of his in 1667 where he wrote about attending a day at the races.

With a capacity of 130,000 Epsom is a massive Grade 1 venue, and is most famous for hosting the Derby, which is run every June. The Oaks and the Coronation Cup are also run as part of this meeting.

Racegoers can watch the racing for free due to its location on the Downs, which mean that the Derby used to be the most attended sporting event of the year.

Epsom is one of a handful of horse racing tracks that is not circular in nature, instead it is made up of an “n” shape in appearance. The spur is used as a start point for 5,6 and 7 furlong races.

The Debry course itself starts with an uphill climb with a long sweeping bend before a steep descent downhill to the finish. Because of this downhill slope, the 5 furlong course is the fastest in the world.

The course is left handed and measures 1 mile and 4 furlongs with 11 fences to negotiate.

Epsom Downs houses the third largest racing facility in the country and 11 trainers are based there.

Bullet Points

  • Left handed course
  • 1 mile and 4 furlongs in length
  • The 5 furlong course is the fastest in the world
  • Home of the world famous Derby

Map Of Epsom Racecourse

Map of Epsom Racecourse for daily racing tips

Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Trainers – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

M Johnston                          68                   12                   34

J Boyle                                   57                   9                      17

A Balding                              48                   7                      23

E Johnson-Houghton        30                   7                      11

R Varian                   

 

Top Jockeys – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

S De Sousa                           66                   16                   24

A Atzeni                                36                   9                      12

C Bishop                                27                   9                      11

F Norton                               33                   8                      17

J Watson                               36                   8                      13                                          

  

Course Address

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Epsom Downs

Surrey

KT18 5LQ

A Guide to Epsom Race Course

This guide to Epsom Race Course should now help you to make more informed choices when you are deciding which bets to place. Using this in conjunction with our Daily Free Tips could help you get the edge over the bookies!

Why not sign up to one of our Partner Online Bookmakers and claim a New Player reward?

And dont forget – if you want to know our own Free Daily Tips you can follow us on our Twitter feed.

Is this Guide To Epsom Race Course not what you were looking for? Click here to go back to our Racecourse Guides and have a look at another UK race course.

Bet £10 on Horse Racing and get another £40 of bets

BetVictor are giving all New Players £40 of bets when you sign up and Bet your first £10.

You will need to opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account.

100% Matched Deposit Bonus up to £100

SportsNation – The Cashback Bookmaker – offer different bets across its Sportsbook and Casino every day. Not only that but each bet you place will earn you points that you can redeem for other offers including cash back, deposit bonuses and Free Bets. The latest offer allows you a matched First Deposit Bonus of 100% up to £100!

New Player Offer – Bet £10 get £30 in Free Bets

This offer is only available to New Players to William Hill and consists of £30 in free bets and a £10 bonus to use in their online casino. To qualify for this offer you must enter the promo code C40 when you sign up.