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    Investec Derby Festival 2017- Epsom Hospitality

     

Investec Derby Festival - Tickets & Hospitality

Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey KT18 5LQ
2 - 3 June 2017
Prices and packages to be confirmed

Treat guests to the best in horse racing hospitality at the greatest flat race in the world; the Investec Derby Festival. The Investec Derby Festival is witnessed by a crowd of up to 125,000 who flock to Epsom Downs to celebrate this historic and quintessentially English event. The highlight of the Investec Derby Festival is undoubtedly the Epsom Derby Day.

Not only is the Investec Derby Festival an impressive sporting event but it is also known for the ‘Style on the Downs’ fashion competition which epitomises the essence of Investec Ladies Day, when chic summer outfits are showcased to find the most stylish lady on course.

Such is the prestige of the Investec Derby Festival you may well spot one of the official ambassadors. The likes of champion jockey and 2015 Investec Derby Day winner Frankie Dettori MBE and star of POLDARK Eleanor Tomlinson were 2016 ambassadors.

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Tipsters

If you don't want to miss out on a sure bet, then make sure you catch one of our expert tipsters as they visit the Winning Post, Tattenham Straight Marquee and Downs View Suite on both Investec Ladies Day and Investec Derby Day.

Colin Brown - Tattenham Straight (Friday/Ladies Day)

Known for his association with the famous steeplechaser Desert Orchid, he rode the grey horse in more than half his races, a total of 42 starts, winning 17 times. Many of Brown's successes were achieved through his association with Desert Orchid's trainer, David Elsworth. During his 16-year career, he rode more than 400 winners, among them Barnbrook Again in the 1987 Irish Sweeps Hurdle.

Brown retired as a jockey after riding at the Cheltenham Festival on March 17, 1988.

Lee McKenzie - Downs View and any boxes both days

Lee McKenzie is a British broadcaster who specialises in sport. He has worked for BBC TV and Radio, Channel 4 and Sky Sports.

From June 2001 for two years he was the BBC's full-time radio horse racing commentator, succeeding Peter Bromley. He was BBC Radio equestrian reporter from 1999 to 2003, reporting and commentating at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. In the mid-1990s he was the regular stand-in for Jeff Stelling on Sky TV's horse racing show The Winning Post.

Ed Nicholson - The Winning Post both days and Tattenham Straight Saturday

Ed Nicholson has appeared as a racing and betting expert in hundreds of television, radio and internet shows spanning a quarter of a century as well as penning columns in many national newspapers and magazines such as the Guardian (The Price is Right) and Maxim magazine (The Wizard of Odds) and is a regular race day presenter at Chepstow, Bath, Windsor, Brighton and Epsom racecourses.
 
Ed appeared as the horse racing form expert guest presenter on the very first Attheraces (ATR) live racing show on Wednesday 1st May 2002 along with Mike Cattermole, Angus MacNae, John McCririck and Emma Spencer and spent a further two years at the country’s first dedicated free to air racing channel.
 
Previously, Ed had appeared as the regular Channel 4 Big Breakfast bookie and was the very first betting guest on the multi award-winning Big Brother with Davina McCall, as well as forging a famous double act with Dermot O’Leary on Big Brother’s Little Brother.
 
Ed has appeared in over 100 high profile television and radio shows over the years including regular appearances on various ITV and BBC News items on horse racing and betting. Other shows include the Radio4 Today program, Richard & Judy, Open University and has regularly appeared in print, including when awarded the prestigious ‘Quote of the day’ in the Independent newspaper.

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Dress code for the Investec Derby Festival

Queen’s Stand on Investec Ladies' Day - Friday 5 June

  • Gentlemen must wear a jacket, collar and tie.
  • Ladies are encouraged to wear a fascinator or hat.
  • Jeans, sports shorts, denim or trainers are not permitted.
  • Children should be dressed smartly.

Queen’s Stand on Investec Derby Day - Saturday 6 June

  • Either black or grey morning dress with a top hat, service dress or full national costume is obligatory for gentlemen.
  • Ladies must wear formal day dress, or a tailored trouser suit, with a hat or substantial fascinator.
  • Children should be dressed smartly. 

Grandstand Hospitality areas, Tatenham Straight & The Winning Post on both days

  • Gentlemen must wear a jacket and collar.
  • Ties are encouraged.
  • Ladies are asked to wear a fascinator or hat.
  • Children should be dressed smartly.

Brand New Investec Derby Festival Virtual Tour

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