EPSOM DERBY FESTIVAL RACE
CARD AND BETTING TIPS

The Derby at Epsom Downs is the highlight of the British flat racing calendar and is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. 

The roll call of past winners is like who’s who of the finest racehorses in history including Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Shergar, Nashwan, Galileo, Sea The Stars and Golden Horn.

This year’s running promises to be as exciting as ever with the Derby betting market having been thrown into disarray after Aidan O’Brien revealed hot favourite Luxembourg will miss the big race through injury.

Two of O’Brien’s other charges, Changingoftheguard and Stone Age, are now both vying for favouritism.

Stone Age has been heavily backed in the ante post market following a hugely impressive victory in Leopardstown’s Derby Trial.

Changingoftheguard was available at as big as 50-1 a few weeks ago but his sensational win in the Chester Vase has seen his odds cut.

Before the Guineas, Desert Crown was a 33-1 shot but has been steadily backed, and is now one of the leading contenders. The Sir Michael Stoute trained three-year-old has raced only once, winning at Nottingham in highly impressive style. It will be fascinating to see how he performs in the Dante at York.

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The Epsom Derby Racecard
Entry FormSilksHorse NameTrainer NameAgeWeight
35
262-11
Stone AgeA P O'Brien39-2
4
452-11

ChangingoftheguardA P O'Brien39-2
6
1-

Desert CrownSir Michael Stoute39-2
27
12-1

Piz BadileDonnacha Aidan O'Brien 39-2
28
1112-0

Point LonsdaleA P O'Brien 39-2
34
1-51

Star Of IndiaA P O'Brien 39-2
37
17-41

United NationsA P O'Brien 39-2
11
3-214

EydonRoger Varian 39-2
26
1-12

New LondonCharlie Appleby 39-2
38
31-12

Walk Of StarsCharlie Appleby 39-2
3
1-2

CashDavid Simcock39-2
40
122-1

WestoverRalph Beckett 39-2
2
164-21

BuckarooJoseph Patrick O'Brien39-2
22
41-1

MagisterialJohn & Thady Gosden39-2
9
21311-

El BodegonJames Ferguson39-2
15
4-3112

Grand AllianceCharlie Fellowes39-2
25
2111

NahanniCharlie Appleby 39-2
29
1118-8

Royal PatronageCharlie & Mark Johnston39-2
5
1-2

ClaymoreJane Chapple-Hyam39-2
10
1-

Eldar EldarovRoger Varian39-2
13
14-13

French ClaimP Twomey39-2
36
46-31

Temple of ArtemisA P O'Brien 39-2
8
161-35

Duke De SessaD K Weld39-2
23
5214-2

MasekelaAndrew Balding39-2
39
32

WatervilleA P O'Brien 39-2
41
1-1

West Wind BlowsSimon & Ed Crisford39-2
1
614-4

BluegrassA P O'Brien39-2
7
416-

DillianMichael Bell39-2
12
1-43

Franz StraussJohn & Thady Gosden 39-2
17
312-32

Hoo Ya MalAndrew Balding39-2
21
3-1

LysanderWilliam Haggas39-2
33
1-43

Sonny ListonCharles Hills39-2
14
630-12

Glory DazeA Oliver39-2
16
518-

Green TeamOwen Burrows39-2
18
6112

Ivy LeagueA P O'Brien39-2
19
2-3

LionelDavid Menuisier39-2
24
4561-5

Mr McCannHugo Palmer39-2
32
2-13

Sir Bob ParkerDavid Menuisier39-2
42
1

White WolfSaeed bin Suroor39-2
30
232-13


Savvy Victory
S Woods39-2
31
7


Sea Stone
Ismail Mohammed39-2
43
811-64


Zechariah
Martyn Meade39-2
20
111-3


Luxembourg
A P O'Brien 39-2
Most Popular Events at the Epsom Derby Festival Race Card

With 14 races spread over two action packed days, there are always plenty of opportunities for you to place your horse racing punts! You can bet on every single race at Unibet with some of the top Epsom Derby races odds.

Whether you are looking for the winner in the Oaks, Derby or any of the other festival races, you should first take a look at our helpful hints and tips.

With lots of top quality flat racing ahead, you can get all the latest news and race results here on our website and use the live betting platform for greater excitement. Make the most out of your Epsom Derby Festival 2022 with our expert betting guide.

Day 1:

The Derby Festival kicks off with an impressive seven-race card on day one. The action gets underway at 2pm with the Woodcote Stakes, as a batch of speedy two-year-olds line up. The Group One Coronation Cup is always a hotly contested race and adds further excitement to the day. The feature race is the The Oaks, one of Britain’s five Classic races and contested by the best fillies of their generation.

Day 2:

It’s Derby Day! The world’s greatest flat race is not just the highlight of the day, but one of the highlights of the British sporting summer. The sharpest three-year-olds in the business will do battle over one mile and four furlongs in the famous Epsom Derby. Other stand out races on the day include the two Group Three contests, the Diomed Stakes and the Princess Elizabeth Stakes.

Epsom Derby Betting Guide

If you’re new to horse racing betting then the Epsom Derby is one of the best festivals to cut your teeth with Unibet. As a Flat meeting without any jumps for the horses to go over, there is one less element to contend with for a horse to win as there is less likelihood of horses falling or upending their jockeys.

Betting on horse racing is all about judgement calls. It can be tricky when you run down the list of runners to pick a horse you think will win or place. But there are some straightforward tips to choosing the right bet. Here are some basic measures you can take to boost your hopes of success:

Take your time

There is little benefit to rushing your racing bets and it is unlikely to end well in the long run. Instead, take your time and assess which races you actually want to bet on, which horses have a chance and how much you’re willing to stake.

Make the most of all information available

Placing your bet based simply on the name of the horse or the colour of the silks the jockey is wearing is highly unlikely to be a long-term winning strategy. Horse form, conditions, field size and even factors like jockey and trainer can be utilised in order to make the best decision possible

Watch racing live

To get a real sense of Royal Ascot be sure to tune in to live coverage and hear what the experts are saying. Unibet TV streams every race at Royal Ascot 2022, so don’t miss out on experiencing the buzz of the races first hand!

Ways To Bet At
Epsom Derby Festival

There are two main types of horse racing bets that newcomers to the sport will gravitate towards. These are the Win and Each Way (EW) bets. Both focus on the success of a horse and are great bet types for fans just getting into the rhythm of betting.

Winner bets are as simple as they sound. You select the horse you think will win outright. To do this, click on the odds of your chosen horse, enter your stake in the bet slip and click ‘Place Bet’ to complete the process. If you win, you’ll get your winnings plus your stake back.

EW bets are a way of spreading the risk, should your horse not win. Here, you place one bet on your horse to win and another on it to place in the top 3 or 4 spots (usually) in the race. Occasionally you will also get Royal Ascot promotions, which offer even more places in which your horse can finish for a winning bet. If your horse places, the EW part of your bet will pay out at a fraction of the ‘win’ odds (either ¼ or 1/5) and could cover your overall stake, or even earn you a profit. Should the horse win, your win bet will pay out PLUS your EW bet.

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