by Gill Chris
June 5 – Ladies’ Day at The Derby
One of the two major horseracing events that take place just outside London is The Derby. Run at Epsom, it is one of the oldest – and greatest – horse races in the world. Nowadays it is a two day Friday/Saturday festival, with Friday designated “Ladies Day” – a chance for the women to dress up in their finery and show off their good taste in fashion!
The Derby brings excitement, thrills and the best in horse-racing. If you are new to it all why not buy a race card when you buy your tickets and everything will be explained.
You may wish to head to The Paddock to see the horses led around having been saddled, immediately before their race. Jockeys mount the horses here too. Unsurprisingly this tends to be the centre of activity and is a great spot to soak up the atmosphere. Here you will also see some of the most famous jockeys, trainers and owners having a final chat before the race, or being interviewed by television reporters. Please note that only guests in the Queen’s Stand and Duchess’s stands have access to the Paddock but all of the enclosures have a view of the racecourse, so it’s easy to get a good view of the races.
You can find out more details about The Derby and purchase tickets here.