Find out our latest Epsom Derby betting offers and our top tip for the race.
The Epsom Derby is one of the most famous flat races in the world and forms part of racings “Triple Crown”, alongside the 2000 Guineas and the St. Leger races. It is a Group 1 contest raced by 3-yo Colts and Fillies, over 1m 4f and was first raced way back in 1780.
“Derby Day” is the second day of a two day race meeting at Epsom Downs in Surrey, with the Oaks race day held on the day prior. The Derby will take place on Saturday 5th June 2021 at around 4:30pm.
The 2020 winner of the race was Serpentine, who won by 5.5 lengths, having stormed into a large lead early in the race, with the rest of the field unable to catch the eventual winner, who returned at odds of 20/1. That was trainer Aidan O’Brien’s eighth winner in the race and he is the most successful trainer in the history of this race. The most successful jockey is Lester Piggott, who had nine wins in a near thirty year period, between 1954 -1983.
How To Bet On The Derby:
Betting on the Epsom Derby is simple and straightforward. Visit your favoured bookmaker and find the Derby race under the Epsom Downs card for Saturday 5th June and make your selection accordingly. With win, each-way and place markets, there are bets for all types of bettor. While those looking for bigger potential wins, can bet on multiple races, for doubles, trebles, lucky 15’s and more.
Also it’s worthwhile checking nearer to the start of the meeting, for special enhanced pricing and offers, with bonus funds, money back specials and other potential offers available for the big event
Epsom Derby Top Tip:
The 2021 Epsom Derby looks set to be dominated by favourite Bolshoi Ballet (currently 6/4) according to the market and its difficult to mak a case against Aidan O’Brien’s runner, having won a Group 3 contest at Leopardstown (1m 2f, good) in April and then following that up with a victory in a Derby trial at the same venue (1m 2f, good) in May, winning by a comfortable 6 lengths.
For those looking for some value in the betting, the Ed Dunlop trained John Leeper (currently 9/1) offers some strong claims, with a win in a Listed race at Newmarket in May, when winning by 1.75 lengths to Tasman Bay. This colt has only had two runs, but he looks to have plenty to come and could surprise in this huge race.
Epsom Derby FAQ:
What date is the Epsom Derby being held 2021?
The 2021 Epsom Derby race takes place between on Saturday 5th June and is part of the two day Derby Meeting, that starts on Friday 4th June
Are spectators allowed at Epsom Downs?
With restrictions slowly being lifted in the U.K. for sporting events, Epsom Downs will allow in-person attendance at a limited capacity, with Epsom Downs Racecourse, the British Horseracing Association and government agencies, assessing this all the time, in the build-up to the event.
Who are the best bookmakers for the Derby?
Many bookmakers will offer special enhancements and sign-up bonuses to entice new customers, with the likes of Bet365, PaddyPower, and Skybet among the leading companies offering that bit more for your money, however it is wise to keep an eye on all bookmakers, to take advantage of an offer or bonus will work best for you and your betting funds. Once again, keep an eye on this page for special bonuses and offers nearer to the event.